English & Writing StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

Current Writer-in-Residence

The Department of English and Writing Studies is proud to announce the 2016-17 Writer-in-Residence is Margaret Christakos

Margaret ChristakosMargaret Christakos is a widely published, award-winning poet, fiction author, critic and creative writing instructor.  She has published nine collections of acclaimed poetry and one novel, and has given readings and seminars from her work across Canada and the US since 1989.  Her work has won the ReLit Award for Poetry and the Bliss Carman Award, and been nominated for the Pat Lowther Award twice and the Ontario Trillium Book Award.  In 2012-13 she was the recipient of a major Chalmers Arts Fellowship.  Her most recent collection is called Multitudes, published by Coach House books in 2013.  Her new collection of creative memoir, Her Paraphernalia: on Motherlines, Sex/Loss/Blood & Selfies, will be published by Book Thug in Spring 2016.

This upcoming season, the Department of English and Writing Studies will resume our partnership with the London Public Library.  The program will run September thru March, beginning Wednesday, September 28.  Margaret Christakos will hold weekly office hours to offer feedback to, and consultation with, both experienced and novice creative writers from the university and the London community.

To schedule an appointment on Campus (Wednesdays 12:00 noon-3:00 pm or Thursdays 10:00 am-2:00 pm) please contact Vivian Foglton, vivian.foglton@uwo.ca (519-661-3403).
To schedule an appointment at the LPL (Wednesdays 4:00 pm-7:00 pm or Thursdays 3:00 pm-6:00 pm) please contact Rebecca Faber, info@lpl.ca (519-661-4600).


The WiR program is co-sponsored by the James A. and Marjorie Spenceley Fund, the Department of English and Writing Studies, the London Public Library, the Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research, the Department of Visual Arts and Art History, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil  a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.