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Meet McMaster’s 2019/20 Writer in Residence

Bilingual poet, fiction writer, essayist and author of seven books in English and Farsi, Nilofar Shidmehr, has been named the 2019/20 Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer-in-Residence.

The program, jointly supported by McMaster’s Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University Library, and the Hamilton Public Library, will enable Shidmehr to work one-on-one with aspiring authors at McMaster and within the Hamilton community.

Please note that Nilofar is working remotely and is unavailable to meet in person at this time, however she will gladly make arrangements to consult or provide feedback on manuscripts via email, Skype, or other means.

To submit your work or to arrange a consultation, email Nilofar at

Find out more about Nilofar Shidmehr from the McMaster Daily News.