Writer-in-residence Program



Welcome to Patricia Robertson, Winnipeg Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence for 2015 – 2016.


Robertson has written fiction for adults and youth, speculative fiction, poetry, short stories and magazines articles. Her short story collections City of Orphans and The Goldfish Dancer have been nominated for several awards, including the Pushcart Prize, National Magazine Awards, and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.


As the WPL Writer-in-Residence, Robertson will provide online and in-person consultation with emerging and established writers of all genres from an office located in Millennium Library.

You can read Patricia Robertson’s bi-weekly blog here.

Submit your Manuscript

Include a cover letter with a brief description of your writing background and the specific feedback you would like, as well as all contact information including an email address.


Manuscripts must follow strict submission guidelines:
– typed in 12-point font
– one side of the page only
– Prose: double-spaced, not exceeding 15 pages
– Poetry: single-spaced, not exceeding six poems


From October 1, 2015 to March 14, 2016, manuscripts for review can be:


Emailed to wpl.writerinres@gmail.com 


Or a Hard copy may be dropped off at the Reader Services desk at Millennium Library or mailed to:

Reader Services
251 Donald Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 3P5

*Note that paper submissions must be copies as they will not be returned.

The writer-in-residence program is a joint project between the Manitoba Writers’ Guild and the Winnipeg Public Library. The writer-in-residence program is a paid position for a writer who works in the community through the library to deliver different services as they see fit. Typically the writer-in-residence will perform writing evaluations free of charge to the public, but may also offer writing workshops and other writing related events.