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Writer in Residence

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Welcome to RPL's  2022-2023 Writer in Residence, Pam Bustin!

Born in Regina, Bustin is an editor, performer, dramaturg, and the award-winning author of the novel Mostly Happy, the stage plays Saddles in the Rain, The Passage of Georgia O’Keefe and barefoot, and the CBC Radio dramas Coffee in Lloyd, The White Car Project, and Talking with the Dead. She served as the Saskatoon Programs coordinator for the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, sat on the board and dramaturgical committee of the Saskatchewan Playwrights’ Centre. Bustin also regularly provides mentoring for writers through her business Soul Stories.

“My desire is to honour and support the genius of each writer I meet,” Bustin said. “Whether you yearn to take the first step towards developing a writing practice, are starting a new story, or find yourself lost in the woods with a book that you fear you will never finish, I would love to accompany you for a time on your journey.”
Pam begins her residency at RPL on September 12. Regina writers can book appointments with her by emailing

About the Program

The RPL Writer in Residence program provides opportunities for members of the community to receive guidance and advice from an established Canadian writer.

The Writer in Residence offers one-to-one assistance with personal writing projects, as well as public readings, literary activities, school, and community visits, and programs that focus on serving and supporting the writing community in Regina. 

The Writer in Residence assists writers by providing:

  • Writing advice and suggestions
  • Encouragement and support
  • Insight and assistance with all publishing phases: from research, to writing the first draft to publication
  • A professional critique of their work

Learn more about becoming a Writer in Residence here.

What's Happening

Dec 6
Story Studio

3:30pm, Albert Branch

Dec 6
Dec 6
Weekly Writing Circle (In Person)

6:30pm, Community Commons

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