Thompson-Nicola Regional Library Announces Writer in Residence Programs & Events

Kamloops, BC—September 12, 2023 – The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL) is thrilled to welcome its second Writer in Residence, Jennifer Chrumka, to the library this fall.

Jennifer Chrumka is a B.C.-based writer and graduate of UBC’s Master of Journalism program and more recently The Writer’s Studio graduate workshop at Simon Fraser University. She is an award-winning journalist and storyteller with CBC radio.

From September to December, Chrumka will host one-on-one consultations and public workshops for writers of all abilities throughout the TNRD, and half of her time on her own writing projects.

Chrumka will kick off her residency this Wednesday, September 13 with a Meet & Greet event at the Kamloops Library from 6-7:30pm.

Other upcoming programs include:

Author Tour

Connect with Writer in Residence Jennifer Chrumka in your community!

Chase LibrarySaturday, October 7, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Barriere LibraryTuesday, October 10, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Clearwater LibraryTuesday, October 10, 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Ashcroft LibraryWednesday, October 11, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Merritt LibraryFriday, October 13, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Logan Lake LibrarySaturday, October 14, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

North Kamloops LibraryTuesday, October 24, 6:00pm – 7:30pm


Writing Circle

Interactive workshops, discussions, and writing exercises designed to inspire and develop your craft. All writing levels welcome!

Thursdays, Biweekly

September 21 – November 30 

Teen Writing Circle

An inclusive space to explore various prompts—zines, journaling, storytelling. Meet other writers and receive feedback. In partnership with the Kamloops Art Gallery. Ages 12-17.

Sundays Oct 1, Oct 29, Dec 32:00pm – 3:30pmKamloops Library

Resonant Objects

In partnership with the Kamloops Art Gallery, Jennifer will lead a group of writers through a piece of writing inspired by an object of their choice. This four-week program will culminate with an exhibition of work in the KAG’s Open Gallery.

Sundays, Weekly, November 5 – 26

2:00pm – 3:30pmKamloops LibraryRegistration Required


Unleash your creativity: join our Writer in Residence in our silent write sessions.

Tuesdays, Weekly Nov 7 – 286:00pm – 7:30pmNorth Kamloops Library

One-on-One Consultations

Book an appointment with Jennifer Chrumka to discuss your work and grow as a writer! Learn more, and book a consultation, at

Writer in Residence Wrap-up

The grand reading finale! Jennifer and select workshop participants will deliver some readings.

Thursday, December 146:00pm – 7:30pmKamloops Library

For information please visit

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