Lauren Carter


2015 Writer in Residence

A transplanted Ontarian, Lauren Carter writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction articles in northern Manitoba. Her first novel, Swarm (Brindle & Glass, 2013), was called “a somberly melodic, literary foray“ by BookList and voted onto the CBC Canada Reads list of the Top 40 Novels that could change Canada. Lichen Bright, her first collection of poetry, was long-listed for the ReLit Award and called “a stunning debut” by the Canadian Book Review Annual. She was awarded top prize in the 2013 Prairie Fire Fiction Contest and has been short-listed for This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt and nominated for the Journey Prize. A selection of work from her recently completed poetry collection, Migration, was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph and has taught writing at Lakehead University and Georgian College and also mentors privately. Currently at work on another novel and a collection of short stories, she will act as the inaugural Writer-in-Residence this September at her own local library in The Pas, Manitoba. 

Lauren will be in residence from March 28 – May 28, 2015