Writer In Residence
Renée Sarojini Saklikar, 2017 Writer-in-Residence
Award-winning Canadian writer, Renée Sarojini Saklikar is the tenth annual Writer-In-Residence at UBC's Okanagan campus.
Renée Sarojini Saklikar writes thecanadaproject, a life-long poem chronicle. Work from the project is widely published in journals, anthologies and chapbooks. The first completed book from thecanadaproject is Children of Air India, un/authorized exhibits and interjections, (Nightwood Editions, 2013) winner of the 2014 Canadian Authors Association Award for poetry and a finalist for the 2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award. Renée is currently a mentor and instructor for Simon Fraser University, and co-founder of the poetry reading series, Lunch Poems at SFU. With Wayde Compton, Renée co-edited The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (Anvil Press/SFU Public Square, 2015). Renée is currently at work on the long poem, “Thot-J-Bap”, excerpts of which can be found in the journals Eleven Eleven, The Capilano Review and online at DUSIE and The Rusty Toque as well as in chapbooks published by Nous-Zot Press and above/ground press. Renée was recently appointed Poet Laureate for the City of Surrey. She collects poems about bees.
(photo credit: A Tsabari)
Renée will spend 2 weeks on campus from January 29 to February 12 meeting with students and writers to do critiques of their written work, selecting the winners of the Short Story Contest, visiting classrooms for readings of her work, and meeting with local writers.
One-on-One Writing Critiques
This residency allows 16 selected local writers the opportunity to receive a free critique of their work. Please send in six pages of prose or poetry to firstname.lastname@example.org, Deadline: January 13, 2017.
Past Writers in Residence
- 20162016 Writer in Residence - Tamas Dobozy
- 20152015 Writer in Residence - Marie Clements
- 20142014 Writer in Residence - Gerry Shikatani
- 20132013 Writer in Residence - Erin Moure
- 20122012 Writer in Residence - Karen Connelly
- 20112011 Writer in Residence - Annabel Lyon
- 20102010 Writer in Residence - Laisha Rosnau
- 20092009 Writer in Residence - Fred Stenson
- 20082008 Writer in Residence - Lynn Coady
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