Writers in Residence
We are thrilled to announce that Greg Bechtel and Tim Bowling have agreed to extend their contracts and be our Writers in Residence again this year!
Tim Bowling is a poet, novelist, and writer of creative non fiction, short stories, and essays whose twenty published books have received many honours, including five Alberta Book Awards, two Writers Trust of Canada Award nominations, two Canadian Authors Association Awards, two Governor General's Award nominations, a City of Edmonton Book Prize, and a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
A native of the west coast, where he grew up in a commercial salmon fishing family, Bowling has lived in Edmonton (where his great-grandparents settled in 1905) for over twenty years. His latest collection of poems, The Duende of Tetherball, appeared in 2016, and his fifth novel, The Heavy Bear, was published in the spring of 2017.
Contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Bechtel’s fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. His genre-bending first story collection (Boundary Problems) won the Alberta Book of the Year Award for trade fiction and was a finalist for the City of Edmonton Robert Kroetsch Book Prize, the ReLit Award, and the William L. Crawford Fantasy Award. Currently, Greg lives in Edmonton, where he also teaches writing and literature at the University of Alberta.
Greg's primary expertise is prose fiction and creative non-fiction, with a particular interest in speculative fiction (including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all forms of the fantastic). However, he is happy to give feedback on writing in any form or genre, or to consult on more broadly writing-related topics, such as grant applications, writing markets, finding and accessing local writing communities and resources, and so on. For more information about Greg and his writing, see his website at gregbechtel.ca.
Contact Greg at email@example.com