This innovative program – unique in North America – was developed in 2013 by the University Students’ Council and the Department of English and Writing Studies. The mandate of the program is to provide support for an accomplished undergraduate writer while allowing other students to benefit from the writer’s creativity, expertise, and organizational skills. The SWIR fosters exchange among aspiring student writers and contributes to the culture of creativity across campus, within the London area, and across literary genres, media, and technologies.
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University Students' Council
Victoria Wiebe has recently been named our Student-Writer-in-Residence. Victoria is an Honours Psychology student with a Minor in Creative Writing. The author of numerous poems and three novels, Victoria's work has been published in Occasus, Teen Ink, and Creative Communications. An active student at Western, she served as President of the Creative Writing Club and Editor-in-Chief of Nom de Plume literary journal for the 2014-2015 year. She is excited to develop opportunities, in her capacity as SWiR, to engage the community and to promote creative writing on campus and in the greater London area.