2023-24 Writer in Residence

Jaclyn Desforges is the 2023-24 Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer in Residence. 

A Writer in Residence is an established author who mentors aspiring scribes.


About Jaclyn Desforges 

Jaclyn Desforges is the author of Danger Flower and Why Are You So Quiet? She is the winner of the 2022 Hamilton Literary Award for Poetry, 2022 City of Hamilton Creator Award, 2020 Hamilton Emerging Artist Award for Writing, two 2019 Short Works Prizes and the 2018 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia’s School of Creative Writing and lives in Hamilton with her partner and daughter.

Schedule an Appointment 

To reserve a one-on-one, in-person or virtual consultation with Jaclyn, visit the booking link: https://writerinresidence.as.me.  

Jaclyn’s Office Hours: 

Tuesdays at McMaster University, Chester New Hall, Room 312 

Thursdays at Central Library, 4th Floor Program Room 

In-person or virtual by appointment 
10am- 6pm 

Writer In Residence Writing Circle 

Share your progress in this writing group facilitated by Jaclyn. Includes writing prompts. 

Thursday November 23 
4:30 – 6pm 
Central Library