Writer in Residence
Marina Endicott: Mapping the Past through Historical Fiction
Look to past times and places to inspire your creative writing and learn from our Spring Writer in Residence at Toronto Reference Library.
About Marina Endicott
Marina Endicott has published novels, short fiction, and plays, and has been a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Award, and the Governor General's Literary Award, among other honours. Her most recent novel, The Little Shadows, recreates the little-known world of "polite vaudeville" in western Canada during 1912-1917. Marina has extensive experience teaching creative writing at the University of Alberta, Banff Centre for the Arts, and other writing programs. During her residency, she will research her next work of historical fiction, The Difference, and share what she has learned about the process through workshops and one-on-one meetings with aspiring writers.
Submit Your Writing
Manuscripts will be accepted from January 6 to February 15, 2014.
Writers of historical fiction are invited to submit short pieces for review and feedback. Meetings with the Writer in Residence are by appointment only and will depend on the number of submissions.
Manuscripts submission requirements:
- Submit only one piece, up to 10 typed pages, double-spaced, 12 pt Times.
- Include a cover page with your name, address, email, and telephone number.
- Writing will not be returned so please do not submit originals.
Mail or bring to:
Writer in Residence
Toronto Reference Library
Languages & Literature Department (4nd Floor)
789 Yonge Street, Toronto ON M4W 2G8
Or email your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact the Languages & Literature Department at Toronto Reference Library: 416-393-7085
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.