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Introducing: the Carolyn Smart Writer's Residency

Introducing, the Carolyn Smart Writer's Residency!

For decades, Professor Smart dedicated her efforts to help the next generation of Canadian writers. Her former students have won nearly every literary award in Canada. She has created publishing opportunities, founded literary awards, and ran a Writer's Residency at Queen's since 2006.

The English Department is recognizing Carolyn's legacy by naming the Writer's Residency in her honour. We need support to endow the fund and ensure the program's longevity at Queen's. 

To show your support and help ensure the Carolyn Smart Writer’s Residency has a place at Queen’s forever and to learn more about the Residency, click here

Check out her former student, 2021 Giller Prize Winner and 2022 Queen's Writer-in-residence Omar El Akkad discuss Prof Smart's impact on his career by clicking here

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