English & Writing StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

Current Writer-in-Residence

The Department of English and Writing Studies is proud to announce the 2015-16 Writer-in-Residence is Tanis Rideout

Tanis RideoutTanis Rideout is the author of Delineation (2005), a book of poetry exploring the lives and loves of comic book super-heroines, and the widely praised and beautifully written novel, Above All Things (2012), a captivating and powerful story of desire, redemption, and the lengths we are willing to go for honour, glory, and love. 

An imaginative and versatile writer, Tanis will be available to offer feedback to, and consultation with, both experienced and novice creative writers from the University and London community. Her office hours at Western will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 am to 2 pm in the Arts & Humanities Building, beginning September 15, 2015. To schedule an appointment please contact Vivian Foglton at vivian.foglton@uwo.ca, or call 519-661-3403.

The Department is pleased to announce that our partnership with the London Public Library will resume again this year, and Tanis will also hold office hours/events at the Central Library on Tuesdays from 4 to 7 pm, and on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 pm. To schedule an appointment at the library, please contact Rebecca Faber at Rebecca.faber@lpl.london.on.ca, or call 519-661-4600.

The WiR program this academic year is funded by the James A. and Marjorie Spencely Fund and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. The Department is pleased to announce additional funding from the London Public Library sponsors, and from the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research.

To read more about our Writer-in-Residence program in general, and for information on how to apply for this position, please click here.