Memorial University is very pleased to welcome Sara Tilley as this year’s Writer-in-Residence. Sara’s inaugural launch reading will be taking place on Thursday September 29th at 8 p.m. in Suncor Hall (Faculty of Music). A reception will follow. Admission is free and all are welcome. Free parking will be available in MUN parking lot 15b. 


During the fall semester Sara will be offering one-on-one writing consultations for writers working in prose and playwriting, to review up to 20 pages of work. These sessions will take place on Wednesday afternoons, or by other arrangement. Interested writers are asked to contact to set up an appointment. Space is limited, and so appointments cannot be guaranteed. These appointments are available both for MUN Students and for writers in the general community. 


Sara will also be leading a bi-weekly workshop, the CollabLab - experiments in collective writing.

The CollabLab group will meet every two weeks throughout the term to experiment with collective and collaborative writing techniques, culminating in a public presentation of the group’s work in December. This Lab will look at numerous ways of working together as a collective to create a play. Techniques such as improvisation, documentation, small group writing, duo writing, transcription, text collage, and physical character creation will get things started, and the energy of the group will dictate where we end up. 

This is a group experiment, and ideal candidates are people who have a background in writing or theatre in some way, and who are interested in stretching their process, working with new people, and actively contributing their own knowledge and skills to the group. CollabLab will run from 6-9 pm on Thursday Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17 and Dec. 1, with a public showing of the work following the last session. 

To apply, please send a short bio and statement of why you might want to join the CollabLab group to Sara Tilley at by Sept. 23rd, 5 pm. Space is limited to 10 participants maximum. This group is open both for MUN Students and those in the general community.