Writer-in-Residence David Elias

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David Elias will join us at Red River College Princess Street as Writer-in-Residence from November 8 to December 10. He will be available to read and comment on students’ creative writing.


David Elias

David Elias


David is the author of four books of fiction. His work has been nominated for a number of awards, including The Books In Canada First Novel Award for Sunday Afternoon and The Journey Prize for his short story, “How I Crossed Over.” His short stories and poetry have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies across the country, and in addition to writing he spends time as an editor, writer-in-residence, mentor and creative writing instructor.

A veteran mentor of the Gemini Retreat program, David’s guidance has received rave reviews from past students. His services as Writer-in-Residence are open to students in all programs, whether they are working on major creative writing projects, class creative writing assignments, or extracurricular creative writing.

David will comment on poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction manuscripts. Students interested in submitting their work to the Writer-in-Residence should follow the guidelines below.

A welcome reception will be held on Tuesday, November 9: more information to follow.

Submission Guidelines

If you’re interested in submitting material for David to consider, please follow these guidelines.

    It should be typed and double-spaced on white 8-1/2 x 11 paper. Include your last name and page number at the top of each page. 

    Maximum length: 15 pages, or one chapter of a novel, or up to six poems.

    Limit of one manuscript per person.

    Please send a copy and retain your original manuscript.

    Include a cover page with a few words about your writing. Include your name and email.

Manuscripts can be dropped off to David’s mail slot in W-302, or sent by email to davidelias@mts.net. David will contact you to make an appointment to discuss your work.