Toronto Public Library Announces 2011 Writer-in-Residence

Author Elizabeth Ruth to mentor aspiring novelists

TORONTO, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - Toronto Public Library welcomes award-winning author Elizabeth Ruth as their Spring 2011 Writer-in-Residence. The annual Writer-in-Residence program offers aspiring writers an opportunity to gain valuable feedback and expert advice on their work from leading writers.

Writers of literary fiction are encouraged to submit novel or short story manuscripts for feedback from the author. Deadline for submissions is January 22.

Elizabeth Ruth is an acclaimed Toronto-based author, editor and writing instructor. Her first novel, Ten Good Seconds of Silence, was published in 2001 and named a finalist for the Rogers Writer's Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, Toronto Book Awards and Books in Canada Best First Novel Award. Her second, Smoke, was published to critical acclaim by Penguin in 2005 and went on to be a One Book One Community pick in Waterloo Region, sending it into early reprint.

In the fall of 2012, Elizabeth's forthcoming novel, The Matador, will be published in Canada by Cormorant.

Submitted manuscripts should meet the following criteria:

  • Fiction excerpts of up to 10 double-spaced pages in length.
  • Typed or word-processed on 1 side of each page (handwritten manuscripts will not be accepted).
  • Use 12 point or larger Times New Roman typeface only.
  • 1 inch margins all around.
  • No email copies accepted and please do not send in originals.

Please include: your name, address, email address and telephone number on your cover page. There is a limit of one submission per person. Mail or bring to: Writer in Residence Program North York Central Library Languages, Literature and Fine Arts Department (2nd Floor) 5120 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M2N 5N9

Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, more than 17.5 million people visit our 99 branches and borrow more than 31 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.

SOURCE Toronto Public Library

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