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Writer in Residence 2022

We are delighted to welcome our 2022 Writer in Residence, Omar El Akkad. Omar is an alumni of our creative writing program and the 2021 winner of the Giller Prize.

Omar's office hours begin the week of January 31st, and will be held virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-4PM EST. Omar's office hours will be drop-in, and if you wish to meet with him outside of these hours, please email him to make an appointment (

Zoom Link for Omar's office hours:



Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74446 extension 74446


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74447 extension 74447

Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.