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Writers In Residence


Annabel Lyon
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Novelist Annabel Lyon is the Okanagan campus of UBC’s fourth annual writer-in-residence. Sponsored by the Department of Creative Studies and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, this program allows 16 selected local writers to get free critiques on their work.

Annabel Lyon is the author of Oxygen (stories, 2007), The Best Thing for You (novella, 2004), All-Season Edie (juvenile novel, 2007) and The Golden Mean (novel 2009) which was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s award in 2009 and won the 2009 Rogers Writers Trust Award.

Lyon will spend two weeks on the UBC O campus from March 6 to 20, 2011. Besides meeting with local writers, she will be giving a free public reading and will meet with various classes.

Writers in the Central Okanagan are invited to have their work critiqued and to participate in a one-on-one meeting with Lyon. Appointments are limited to 16, with 6 of the 16 spaces reserved for UBC Okanagan students.

If you would like to be considered for an appointment, send a maximum of 15 double-spaced pages of your fiction (plus a one-page synopsis if it is an excerpt from a longer work). Your work should be sent in an email between January 12 and January 31st to In the email give your name, student number (if applicable), phone number, and email address. Please put “Writer in Residence” in the subject line.

For more information about the public reading or the writer-in-residence program, contact Nancy Holmes, Dept. of Creative Studies at UBC Okanagan, 250-807-9369 or

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