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Tamas Dobozy

Tamas Dobozy, 2016 Writer-in-Residence

Award-winning Canadian Fiction writer, Tamas Dobozy is the ninth annual Writer-In-Residence at UBC's Okanagan campus.

Tamas Dobozy is a professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He lives in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He has published three books of short fiction, When X Equals Marylou, Last Notes and Other Stories, and, most recently, Siege 13: Stories, which won the 2012 Rogers Writers Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, and was shortlisted for both the Governor General's Award: Fiction, and the 2013 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. He has published over fifty short stories in journals such as One Story, Fiction, Agni, and Granta, and won an O Henry Prize in 2011.

Tomas will spend 2 weeks on campus from March 7 to 18 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 by Feb. 26th, 2016 to be considered. 

Public Reading

Tomas Dobozy will be doing a Public Reading at the Royal Anne Hotel (348 Bernard Ave), announcing the winners of the Short Story Contest on March 16, 7pm. 

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