Meet Kim Echlin, Writer-in-Residence
“I come from a story telling household,” says Kim Echlin, an award winning author and McMaster’s Mable Pugh Taylor Writer-in-Residence. The Writer-in-Residence program enables aspiring authors in the community to consult with an accomplish author. We are excited to welcome Kim to campus and Hamilton!
What is the Writer-in-Residence?
Every year the Department of English at McMaster University has the pleasure of hosting one or two writers in residence as the Mable Pugh Taylor Writer in Residence and/or the International Writer in Residence. The residency program brings an established writer into the Hamilton Bay area and allows new and aspiring writers to consult one-on-one with him or her. Writers in Residence have also made class visits to university, college, high school, and community classes. Resident writers give public readings from their work and help the Department of English and Cultural Studies maintain a lively contact with the Hamilton writing community. The program is also intended to give the writers in residence time to work on their own writing during the residency, so it protects 60% of the writers’ time for their own work.