The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program presented Hello Goodbye, an event that welcomed GG-nominated fiction writer Deborah Willis as the 2012-13 Canadian Writer-in-Residence, and celebrated the completion of Jeramy Dodds’ CDWP residency, through a public reading by both authors at the Arrata Opera Centre in Calgary on September 13, 2012.

Deborah Willis, author of the Alice Munro-acclaimed short story collection Vanishing and Other Stories, delighted audiences with new material, part of the collection of linked stories she will be working on throughout her residency. Jeramy Dodds, author of the Trillium Award-winning poetry collection Crabwise to the Hounds, read from his translation of the Poetic Edda, as well as poems from his new collection, entitled Gods' Girls.

This free public reading was followed by a reception. We welcomed the entire community. For photos of the reception, click here:

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The Canadian Writer-in-Residence Program, a ten-month residency for emerging Canadian Writers, is a component of the University of Calgary’s Calgary Distinguished Writers Program (CDWP), a program with the goal of celebrating reading and writing. For more information visit,, and

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