Steven Ross Smith
Steven Ross Smith

Meet CCWOC's Fall 2016 Writer-in-Residence!

STEVEN ROSS SMITH is a poet, fiction and non-fiction writer, and a sound and performance poet. He has been publishing books since the 1970s, and was a member of the legendary sound poetry group, Owen Sound. He has published thirteen books.

Smith’s fluttertongue 3: disarray won the 2005 Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award. Pliny’s Knickers, a collaboration between Smith, poet Hilary Clark, and artist Betsy Rosenwald, won the 2006 bpNichol Chapbook Award. Smith’s new book of poetry, Emanations: Fluttertongue 6 appeared in 2015 from BookThug. He is published in journals, audio recordings and videos, in Canada, USA, and abroad. Smith has served as Director of Sage Hill Writing Experience and Director of Literary Arts at The Banff Centre.

He currently lives and writes in Banff and on Galiano Island, B.C.

To learn more about Steven, go to,, or Twitter @SonnyBoySmith. Or check out his recent interviews with UMFM, UM Today, and The Manitoban.

Steven will be in residence from September to December 2016.  To consult with him then, please contact or 204-480-1067 to arrange a FREE meeting.  Or attend one of his free WORKSHOPS!

Please contact us if you'd like to apply for this residency during its Fall 2017 term!

Past Writers/Storytellers-in-Residence:

Jeanne Randolph - Winter 2016

Kitty Fitzgerald - Fall 2015

Dovie Thomason - Winter 2015

Liz Duffy Adams - Fall 2014

Louise Wallwein - Winter 2014

Christine Fellows and John K. Samson - Fall 2013

Clare Murphy - Winter 2013

Sally Ito - Fall 2012

Mary Louise Chown and Kay Stone - Winter 2012

Patrick Ryan - Fall 2011

Méira CookWinter 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