Are you an aspiring writer? Join award-winning author Cherie Dimaline as she hosts discussions and workshops and one-on-one appointments at North York Central Library.
About Cherie Dimaline
Cherie Dimaline is an author and editor from the Georgian Bay Metis community. Her first award- winning book, Red Rooms, was published in 2007. She was the founding editor of both FNH Magazine, an Aboriginal student periodical; and Muskrat Magazine, an online indigenous publication focusing on sovereignty, culture and the celebration of community excellence. Her short fiction has been anthologized internationally. Cherie's novel, The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy, was released by Theytus Books in June 2013 and was shortlisted for the 2014 Burt Award. She was recently named the 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year, Ontario Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
Submit a Manuscript
Manuscripts will be accepted from January 19 to February 28, 2015.
Writers of short stories, literary fiction and creative non-fiction are invited to submit manuscripts 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. Options other than face-to-face meetings are available.
Manuscript submission requirements:
- For short stories, literary fiction and creative non-fiction submit only one piece, up to 15 typed pages, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman, single-sided.
- Include a cover page with your name, address, email, and telephone number.
- If you would like to receive feedback other than through a face-to-face meeting, please also include this information on the cover page.
- Material submitted 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: email@example.com
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.
Applications are now being accepted until April 17, 2015 for the Fall 2015 Writer in Residence at Toronto Reference Library.
Thanks to the Canada Council for their assistance in sponsoring the Writer in Residence program.