The Hub Announcing the 2018-19 Writer-in-Residence

Announcing the 2018-19 Writer-in-Residence

The Athabasca University writer-in-residence committee is very pleased to announce that award-winning author Katherena Vermette will be the 2018-19 AU writer-in-residence.

Katherena is a Métis writer from Treaty One territory, the heart of the Métis nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Vermette writes fiction, poetry, children’s literature and sometimes even film. Her first book, North End Love Song, won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Her novel, The Break (House of Anansi), was a bestseller in Canada and won numerous awards including, the 2017 First Novel Award. Her second book of poetry, river woman, was just released and is a Chapters-Indigo Heather’s Pick. During her residency, she will be hard at work on the third and fourth instalments of her graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo, as well as researching a new book of poetry. Her novel, The Break, was the fall pick for Amnesty International Book Club. Readers can download the discussion guide here.

As well as working on her graphic novel during this residency, Katherena will be happy to work with aspiring writers. Please review information for submissions. Katherena can be reached at 

Welcome to AU, Katherena Vermette!

  • November 9, 2018