Toronto Public Library (TPL) invites applications from Canadian writers for the role of Summer 2022 Writer in Residence based at the Toronto Reference Library. The residency is designed to encourage exchanges between the author and the community and requires a 14 hour per week commitment over the months of June and July. During their residency, the selected author will lead public readings and workshops, evaluate submitted manuscripts, consult with writers from the general public, participate in online forums and engage in other activities as agreed. The remaining time is available for the WIR to work on their own project(s).


– An 8-week residency from June 1 to July 27, 2022
– Focus on YA fiction
14 hours per week; flexible work schedule
– Programs and meetings may take place online or in-person at TRL
– The selected Writer in Residence will receive $8,000