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March 27, 2021

Call for Applications: Writer in Residence

Hosted by Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library (TPL) invites applications from Canadian writers for the Spring 2021 Writer in Residence (WIR) position. The residency is designed to encourage exchanges between the author and the community and requires 14 hours per week on-line for: public readings, workshops, evaluation of submitted manuscripts, one-on-one and/or group meetings with writers from the general public, participation in online forums, and other activities as agreed. The remaining time is available for the WIR to work on his or her own project.

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TPL invites applications from all qualified individuals. TPL is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Upon request, accommodation will be provided for persons with disabilities through all stages of the recruitment and selection process.


Toronto Public Library

789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8, Canada

Phone number: 416-393-7131

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