Stacey Matson

Stacey Matson
Stacey Matson is at Berton House from January to March 2017. She will be working on a new series of YA novels about the capers of a group of pre-teen girls locked in an aquarium overnight.

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth Ruth
Elizabeth Ruth is at Berton House from July to September 2017. She will be working on her first collection of poetry, inspired by the experience and records of a developmentally delayed family member who was institutionalized long-term in a notorious residential hospital..

Drew Hayden Taylor

Drew Hayden Taylor
Drew Hayden Taylor is at Berton House from April to June 2017. He will be working on a new play that he describes as a “comedic murder mystery from the perspective of a Native woman.”

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Wendi Stewart

Wendi Stewart
Wendi Stewart is at Berton House from October to December 2017. She will be working on her third novel, War Paint, which tells the story of a white teacher in a First Nations school and tackles issues of truth and understanding.

The Writers


Sandy Pool, Calgary, AB
Lawrence Hill, Hamilton, ON


Wendi Stewart, Wolfville, NS
Elizabeth Ruth, Toronto, ON
Drew Hayden Taylor, Curve Lake, ON
Stacey Matson, Vancovuer, BC


Debra Komar, Summerside, PE
Claire Caldwell, Toronto, ON
Shauntay Grant, Halifax, NS
Shelagh Plunkett, Montreal, QC


Kim Fu, West Vancouver, BC
Emily Pohl-Weary, Toronto, ON
Jacob Scheier, Toronto, ON
Nicole Dixon, New Waterford, NS


Tara Beagan, Toronto, ON
Anik See, Amsterdam, NLD
Alan Cumyn, Ottawa, ON
Clem Martini, Calgary, AB


James FitzGerald, Toronto, ON
Colleen Murphy, Toronto, ON
Melanie Siebert, Victoria, BC
Chris Turner, Calgary, AB


Sherry MacDonald, Vancouver, BC
Joan Thomas, Winnipeg, MB
Tim Falconer, Toronto, ON
Lawrence Hill*, Hamilton, ON
Dan Dowhal*, Toronto, ON


Manjushree Thapa, Toronto, ON
Jacob McArthur Mooney
, Toronto, ON
Jeanne Randolph
, Winnipeg, MB
Sara Tilley, St. John's, NL


Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, Edmonton, AB
Billeh Nickerson, Toronto, ON
Jeramy Dodds, Fredericton, NB
Mylène Gilbert-Dumas, Sherbrooke, Quebec


Linda Goyette, Edmonton, AB
Pasha Malla, New York, New York
Robert D. Turner, Victoria, BC
Jalal Barzanji, Edmonton, Alberta


Frances Backhouse, Victoria, BC
Elin Kelsey, Bowen Island, BC
Charlotte Gray, Ottawa, Ontario
Monica Graham, Sundridge, Nova Scotia


George Ilsley, Vancouver, BC
Robert Sawyer, Toronto, Ontario
Lisa Pasold, Montreal, Quebec
Julie Burtinshaw, Vancouver, British Columbia


Bruce McDougall, Toronto, Ontario
Phil Hall, Toronto, Ontario
C. E. Gatchalian, Vancouver, BC
Gregory M. Cook, St. John, NB


Charles Wilkins,Thunder Bay, Ontario
Lulu Keating, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Paul McKay, Westport, Ontario


Dick North, Dawson City, Yukon
Brian McKillop, Ottawa, Ontario
Eric Wilson, Victoria, BC


Mark Zuehlke, Victoria, BC
George Fetherling, Vancouver, BC
Jan Thornhill, Sudbury, Ontario


Andrea and David Spalding, Pender Island, BC
Ken McGoogan, Calgary, Alberta
Wayne Curtis, Miramichi, NB


Maureen Hull, Pictou Island, Nova Scotia
Suzanne Harnois, Montreal, Quebec
Benjamin Gallander, Toronto, Ontario
Rachel Manley, Toronto, Jamaica
Steven Heighton, Kingston, Ontario


Kelly Aitken, Toronto, Ontario
Sally Clark, Vancouver, BC
Luanne Armstrong, Vancouver, BC


Julie Brickman, Carlsbad, Ontario
Mansel Robinson, Prince Albert, Alberta
Carmine Starnino, Montreal, Quebec
Darlene St. Pierre, Ladysmith, BC


Michael Kusugak, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
Tess Fragoulis, Montreal, Quebec
Julie Lawson, Sooke, BC
Yvonne Harris, Whitehorse, Yukon


Andrew Pyper, Toronto, Ontario
Audrey Thomas, Galiano Island, BC


Russell Smith, Toronto, Ontario

*Denotes residency of short duration.

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