Christine Fellows and John K. Samson
The Centre is delighted to announce its Fall 2013 Writers-in-Residence, Christine Fellows and John K. Samson

Fellows, a singer/songwriter and interdisciplinary collaborator, and Samson, The Weakerthans songwriter/front man and managing editor of ARP Books, will visit classes, mentor writers and songwriters, and offer a weekly songwriting workshop over the fall term.  In addition they will be working on new collaborative and solo repertoire.

Winnipeg songwriter Christine Fellows has released five solo albums to date, and her sixth album, Burning Daylight, will be released in 2014 alongside a companion graphic novel. An avid interdisciplinary collaborator, Fellows often works with visual artists, choreographers, filmmakers and musicians to create performance works, scores and spectacles.

In addition to his work with The Weakerthans, Winnipegger John K. Samson is a writer whose poetry and prose has appeared in Matrix Magazine, CV2, Geist, The Believer, and Post-Prairie: An Anthology of New Poetry.  Samson is also the co-founder and managing editor of Winnipeg publishing house ARP Books.  His solo album, Provincial, and book, Lyrics and Poems, 1997-2012, were released in 2012. 

Fellows and Samson will be in residence from Monday, September 9th through Friday, December 13th, 2013.  To arrange for a FREE consultation with them, please email or phone (204) 480-1067. 

Their office hours are:

Mondays, 12 noon - 4 pm
Tuesdays, 11 am - 3 pm
Thursdays, 11 am - 12:30 pm & 2:30 - 3:00 pm

If you would like to show them your work, please click HERE to learn about their submission guidelines.

More info on Fellows and Samson can be found at and johnksamson.comOr check out this article about them in the Winnipeg Free Press, or this article about them in The Manitoban.

During their residency, Fellows and Samson held regular song writing workshops at the Cente.  To view these workshops, please click HERE.


Past Writers/Storytellers-in-Residence:

Clare Murphy - Winter 2012

Sally Ito - Fall 2012

Mary Louise Chown and Kay Stone - Winter 2012

Patrick Ryan - Fall 2011

Méira Cook – Winter 2011

Ignatius Mabasa - Fall 2010

Roberta Kennedy - Winter 2010

Jan Andrews - Fall 2009

Armin Wiebe - Fall 2008

Rody Gorman - Fall 2008

Gregory Scofield - Fall 2007



John K. Samson and Christine Fellows at their inaugural performance as CCWOC's and as the U of M's Fall 2013 Writers-in-Residence

Fellows and Samson performing

John K. Samson

CCWOC Director, Dr. Warren Cariou, introduces Fellows and Samson as the Centre's and as the University's Fall 2013 Writers-in-Residence

U of M Dean of Arts, Dr. Jeffrey Taylor, welcomes Fellows and Samson as the University's Fall 2013 Writers-in-Residence