Writers in Residence
Thank you to our 2016-2017 WiRs!
Tim Bowling is a poet, novelist, and writer of creative non fiction, short stories, and essays whose nineteen 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, was just released, and his fifth novel, The Heavy Bear, will be published in May of 2017.
Greg Bechtel’s prize-winning fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, the Tesseracts anthologies of Canadian speculative fiction, and Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. His genre-bending story collection, Boundary Problems, won the Alberta Book of the Year Award for trade fiction, was a finalist for the City of Edmonton Robert Kroetsch Book Prize, the ReLit Award, and the William L. Crawford Fantasy Award, and was longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.
Currently, Greg lives in Edmonton, where he also teaches English, Writing Studies, and Creative Writing at the University of Alberta.