Learn to capture, clarify, and share your thoughts and feelings through prose and poetry with our fall Writer in Residence at North York Central Library.
About Richard Scarsbrook
Richard Scarsbrook is the author of the books Cheeseburger Subversive, Featherless Bipeds, Destiny's Telescope, The Monkeyface Chronicles, Nothing Man and the Purple Zero and Six Weeks, a poetry collection.
Richard won the 2011 White Pine Award, and his books have been finalists for the CLA Book of the Year Award, the Stellar Book Award, and the ReLit Award. His stories and poems have been published widely, and have won many individual prizes.
During his residency, Richard will work on three new books: a novel called Meet Me at La Bodeguita del Medio, a short story collection titled Rockets Versus Gravity, and a poetry collection called (d)Evolution. Through workshops and one-on-one meetings, Richard will draw on his years of writing and teaching experience to help developing writers find their voices and perfect their works.
Submit a Manuscript
Manuscripts will be accepted from September 15 to October 11, 2014.
Writers of short stories, poetry and literary fiction are invited to submit short pieces for review and feedback. Meetings with the Writer in Residence are by appointment only. We regret that the Writer in Residence may not be able to meet with everyone who submits a manuscript.
Manuscripts submission requirements:
- For short stories and literary fiction, submit only one piece, up to 15 typed pages, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman, single-sided.
- For poetry, submit any number of poems but no more than ten pages in total.
- Include a cover page with your name, address, email, and telephone number.
- Material will not be returned so please do not submit originals.
Mail or bring to:
Writer in Residence
North York Central Library
Language, Literature & Fine Arts Department (2nd Floor)
5120 Yonge Street, Toronto ON M2N 5N9
Or email your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact the Language, Literature & Fine Arts Department at North York Central Library: 416-395-5639
Apply to be Writer In Residence
Toronto Public Library typically hosts two residencies per year:
- A longer residency, usually four months, from January to June
- A shorter residency, usually two months, from September to December
Writers who have held residencies at the library include Gail Bowen, Chester Brown, Austin Clarke, Karen Connelly, Deborah Cooke, Farzana Doctor, Sarah Ellis, Rabindranath Maharaj, Elizabeth Ruth, Robert J. Sawyer, Karl Schroeder, Allan Stratton, Sugith Varughese, Tim Wynne-Jones, Alissa York and David S. Young.
No applications are currently being accepted.