Writer in Residence

The Library Welcomes Annette Pateman, Writer in Residence

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Join us online for these upcoming events!

July 15, 2021
A reading by Annette Pateman featuring short stories and poems about Hair and Identity.
Thursday, July 15 on Facebook and YouTube.

August 12, 2021
The theme is Fairy Tales and will feature a PowerPoint presentation and some readings

September 28, 2021
Readings on various subjects

October 27, 2021
An overview of all of the work of the Writer in Residence to date
- folklore, hair and identity, fairy tales, readings of created works with a variety of  themes.

Past Presentations and Feature Articles:
Spectrum - Book Launch and Reading
Harbourfront Readings - Northern Ontario Diaries
CBC News Article 

The writer in residence program is funded by:


Background - Media Release

Friday, March 19, 2021  ---- The Thunder Bay Public Library is pleased to announce that we have a new Writer in Residence!  Annette Pateman will begin working with the Library as our Writer in Residence in May for approximately six months.   Annette received funding from the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) to be the Writer in Residence at TBPL and we are grateful to the OAC for their support.
This is the United Nations Decade of People of African Descent 2015-2024. The residency will be part of this and also reflect this. Annette's focus will be producing writing on Black identity and culture with elements of African and Caribbean folklore.   She will also offer author readings and participate in other special events during her residency.

The COVID19 pandemic will mean that some or all of the work may take place online.
TBPL welcomes Annette Pateman, published author of several books, including her latest, titled Anancy and the Turtle.
This project is fully funded by the Ontario Arts Council.