Vancouver Public Library will host a resident thriller or mystery author between August 29 and December 16, 2016. The Writer in Residence program promotes Canadian writing and literature to Vancouver citizens. The aims of the residency are to foster greater public appreciation for Canadian writing, provide opportunities to interact with the resident author and to provide the space, time and resources for a Canadian author to write. The Writer in Residence will develop exciting public programs and provide advice to emerging writers through one-to-one consultations and group workshops, as well as outreach to targeted communities. This full-time position (35 hours/week) requires 40 percent of the author’s time be spent on library programs or projects, leaving 60 percent of the work week available for creative writing. Must be a Canadian resident. Deadline January 22, 2016.