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Writer-in-Residence: Janet Rogers

Thank you to our first Writer-in-eResidence, Janet Marie Rogers, for taking on the role to meet with aspiring writers electronically over the past 11 months. The Mabel Pugh Taylor residency is a joint effort with McMaster University and HPL.

Janet consulted one-on-one with 30 local writers via email and phone throughout the pandemic.

She also gathered 50 submissions on themes of home and COVID-19 for the Writing Home podcast she produced in Summer 2020.

“It has been an absolute honour to serve the local authors. … I can confidently say, the McMaster University and Hamilton region's literary health is vibrant and growing. The diversity within the genres, expressions and voices I've had the pleasure to read, is rich and so very interesting. I regard being appointed to the Writer-in-Residence position as a true blessing to my career and I am sincerely grateful for this rewarding experience.” - Janet Rogers

Janet is a poet and author of Splitting the Heart, Red Erotic, Unearthed and Peace in Duress, among other titles.

This popular program welcomes the next Writer-in-Residence in Fall 2021. Stay tuned for details.

Janet Rogers HPLs Writer in Residence pictured with Louise Bernice Halfe