Writer in Residence

The SFU English Department is proud to present the 2017 Ellen and Warren Tallman Writer in Residence at Simon Fraser University, Cecily Nicholson. Please join us at 7:30 pm, Thursday, January 19, 2017, for a reading and reception in room 1420 at SFU Harbour Centre, on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Cecily Nicholson is the administrator of the artist-run centre Gallery Gachet and has worked since 2000 in the downtown eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver, on Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories. She belongs to the Joint Effort prison abolitionist group and is a member of the Research Ethics Board for Emily Carr University. Cecily is the author of Triage and From the Poplars, winner of the 2015 Dorothy Livesay prize for poetry.

Thank you to all who have booked appointments for writing consultations with Cecily this year. A wrap-up event for Cecily's residency is scheduled for Friday, April 28th, entitled "Writers in the Round," featuring readings from members of the public and students who have worked with Cecily this past semester. Visit the Facebook event page for details.

With Thanks
The Ellen & Warren Tallman Writer in Residence Program gratefully acknowledges generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, SFU's Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, SFU's Department of English, and the Ellen & Warren Tallman Endowment.

Past Writers in Residence:
2004/05 Daphne Marlatt
2005/06 Larissa Lai
2006/07 Fred Wah
2007/08 Wayde Compton
2008/09 Hiromi Goto
2009/10 Michael Turner
2011/12 Co-sponsored a series of literary events in collaboration with the Audain Gallery
2012/13 Marie Clements
2013/14 Madeleine Thien
2014/15 Rawi Hage
2015/16 Jordan Scott

Writer-in-Residence Committee:
The Writer-in-Residence Committee has been established by the English Department to work in consultation with the resident writer to design and coordinate his/her schedule of duties and activities. Committee members include Paul Budra (Department Chair), Clint Burnham, David Chariandy, Stephen Collis, Jeff Derksen, Christine Kim, Sophie McCall, and Olivia Ingram (graduate student representative).