Open Call

Writer in Residence (Focus: Literary nonfiction)

Toronto Public Library

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Toronto, Canada


Toronto Public Library (TPL) invites Canadian authors with experience in literary nonfiction to submit responses to the Expression of Interest (EOI). The EOI documentation can be downloaded from December 12, 2022 to February 6, 2023 at the following link:

Number of Participants

One writer will be selected for the position of Writer in Residence.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 03, 2023 - May 27, 2023


  • CA$8,000.00 stipend (one-time)


Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Desk Space, Library


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Self-Directed, Workshops



Program Description

Toronto Public Library (TPL)’s Writer in Residence program supports writers and encourages exchanges between the author and the community. The Writer in Residence creates and delivers online programs, evaluates submitted manuscripts, meets virtually with writers from the general public, and works on their own project(s). 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, David S. Young, Kate Cayley, Kim Echlin, Vikki VanSickle and Howard Shrier.

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