Call for applications: Creative writing workshop

Published: 18 January 2024

Our 2023-2024 Richler Writer-in-Residence Heather O’Neill has generously offered to offer a two-part creative writing workshop this semester.

Here is Heather’s description; a short biography is included below.

“We will workshop one another’s submitted writing. We will also do some delightful writing exercises to tap into each of the students’ creative and unique worlds. As well, each of the students will be offered a one-on-one consultation about their submitted work, or just to ask me whatever they find mysterious about the writing/publishing practice.”

To be considered for a spot in the workshop, please submit 5-10 pages of your best writing to ara.osterweil [at] by Friday, January 26. It can be fiction, creative non-fiction, or poetry.

Heather O’Neill is the author of six acclaimed books, including Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, and When We Lost Our Heads. She has been awarded the Canada Reads Prize, the Danuta Gleed Award, The Writer's Trust Fellowship, and the Hugh Mclennan Prize for Fiction. Her fiction has been nominated for the Giller Prize twice and the Women's Prize for Fiction three times. She is also an award-winning essayist who has written for The Guardian, The New York Times Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and The Walrus. She lives in Montreal.

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