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Writer In Residence

Marie Clements, 2015 Writer-in-Residence

Marie ClementsMarie Clements is an award-winning writer, director and producer who has worked for  for over twenty years igniting her brand of independent story-making to a variety of mediums including film, t.v., radio, new media and live performance.

Her thirteen plays including Copper Thunderbird, Burning Vision, and The Unnatural and Accidental Women, have been presented on some of the most prestigious stages for Canadian and international work including the Festival de Theatre des Ameriques (Urban Tattoo 2001, Burning Vision 2003) in Montreal, the National Arts Centre and The Magnetic North Festival (Burning Vision 2003, Copper Thunderbird 2007) in Ottawa. Her work has garnered numerous awards and publications including the 2004 Canada-Japan Literary Award, two prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award nominations for (Burning Vision) 2003 and (Copper Thunderbird) 2007, and a Jessie Richardson Award for (The Unnatural and Accidental Women).

Marie has written thirteen original plays that have been translated in French, Spanish and Catalan, receiving twenty-one nominations, four awards and eighteen publications. Her film works include Unnatural and Accidental, Pilgrims, and The Language of Love and have garnered recognition and awards at numerous international film festivals including premieres at The Cannes International Film Festival, The Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival and The Hot Docs International Film Festival. She is currently in development with a slate of projects with her film company Working Pajama Lab and her live performance company red diva projects.

Marie will spend 2 weeks on campus from March 16 to 27 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.

Public Reading

Maris Clements will be doing a Public Reading at the Okanagan Regional Library (1308 Ellis Street), announcing the winners of the Short Story Contest on March 24, 7pm

One-on-one Writing Critiques

Writers of all genres are encouraged to meet with Clements. If you would like to be considered for an appointment, send a maximum of six double-spaced pages of your poetry or prose (plus a one-page synopsis if it is an excerpt from a longer work.) Your submission should be sent by email by March 12 to Provide your name, student number (if applicable), phone number, and email address. Please put “Writer in Residence” in the subject line.

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