The SWG is pleased to announce Leslie Vyrenhoek as our Fall Virtual Writer-in-Residence for September 1 to November 30, 2021.

SWG members who live outside Saskatoon and Regina can now start a conversation with our Fall Virtual Writer-in-Residence, Leslie Vryenhoek, until November 30, 2021.

Leslie Vryenhoek is a writer whose fiction, non-fiction and poetry have garnered critical acclaim and awards and been published internationally. She has authored four books—fiction and poetry—as well as audio memoir and hundreds of essays and articles on a variety of topics. Central to her work are questions of what it means to belong and how perception and chance shape our stories. Leslie also works as an editor and mentor to other writers, and as a communications professional for arts and research institutions. She recently came home to the prairies after 16 years in St. John’s, and now lives in Saskatoon. More info about Leslie can be found at



The Virtual Writer-in-Residence (VWiR) program provides opportunities for SWG members writing at all levels of development and in all genres to receive guidance and advice on a specific writing project from an established Saskatchewan writer. Members can submit up to 15 pages to the VWIR and meet one-on-one through Zoom to talk about the individual’s writing. More information about the service and how to work with Leslie is available here.



I am delighted for the chance to serve as the writer in residence for SWG this fall. What a rare and remarkable chance to meet writers in my new home province, and to engage in conversations about writing in this place. I can’t wait to get started on this journey and to get to know you and your work.




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