The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is pleased to announce Alice Kuipers as our Winter Virtual Writer-in-Residence. Alice will be working with SWG members in this online program between February 1 to April 30, 2021.


Alice Kuipers is the award-winning, internationally bestselling author of the chapter book series Polly Diamond and the Magic Book, a Parents’ Magazine Best Book for 2018 and a Junior Library Guild selection praised for "bringing the magic of imagination to life" (Booklist). Among her other published books are five novels for young adults, two Hi-Lo books for middle-grade readers, and two picture books featuring twins Violet and Victor. In all, her work has been published in 36 countries. She has also published essays and short stories for adults and had several short stories made for CBC radio here in Saskatchewan.

Alice regularly shares her love of reading on CTV Saskatoon, in her segment Ali’s Book Club. A mother of four, she has taught writing to thousands of people, in person and in online workshops. She is the co-chair of the Saskatoon Public School Foundation’s campaign to raise $20 million dollars to ensure every kid is reading at a Grade 3 level when they leave Grade 3. For more information about Alice, please visit


The Virtual Writer-in-Residence program is open to any current SWG member living outside of Regina or Saskatoon. Writers of any genre and level of ability are welcome to access this program. Members can submit proposals, writing samples or excerpts up to a max of 15 pages to Alice, who will discuss your work, give feedback and answer any writing questions you may have during a one-hour virtual Zoom consultation. Our program will be open from Sept 1 to Nov 30, 2020, with Neil Aitken, and again Feb 1 – April 30, 2021, with Alice Kuipers.


For more information about the program, and how to access the Virtual Writer-in-Residence, please check out our webpage.


To learn more about Alice and to listen to a reading of her latest work, check this out:


For more information, please contact:
Yolanda Hansen, Program Manager
T: 306.791.7743

Program supported by: