We are delighted to welcome Fred Stenson as EMLF’s 2017 writer-in residence. Fred offers one-on-one critiques of pre-submitted material on July 6 and 7. Click here for more information on Fred Stenson and the Holley Rubinsky Memorial Blue Pencil Sessions. Fred also offers a talk on the writing process, with tips for emerging writers at the Nelson Public Library (details TBA). Admission is by donation.
Fred Stenson has written 19 books and created 150 films and videos. His sixth novel and ninth book of fiction, Who By Fire, was published by Doubleday Canada in 2014 and was long-listed for the IMPAC Award. His other fiction titles include the historical novels The Great Karoo, Lightning and The Trade. The Trade won the WGA George Bugnet Novel Award, The City of Edmonton Book Prize, and the Grant MacEwan Writer’s Prize. It was shortlisted for the Giller Prize. The Great Karoo won the Grant MacEwan Writer’s Prize and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Thing Feigned or Imagined, Stenson’s book on the craft of fiction is available from Banff Centre Press. Stenson was the director of the Wired Writing Studio at The Banff Centre for 15 years. He is a regular columnist for Alberta Views magazine. He was the 2015-16 Writer In Residence at the University of Alberta. He lives in Cochrane, Alberta.