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GMB Chomichuk

GMB Chomichuk is an award-winning writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in film, television, theatre, books, comics and graphic novels. His work ranges from the heart warming to the blood curdling with graphic novels Cassie and Tonk, Midnight City, Will I See?, Automatic Age, Arena City, and Good Boys. He is the host of Super Pulp Science, a podcast about how genre gets made. His newest full length graphic novel Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal was featured on The Hollywood Reporter, The Nerdist and Billboard Magazine. He is also the illustrator of the story “Rosie,” a story in This Place: 150 Years Retold, which is the University of Winnipeg’s One Book UWinnipeg project this year.

We’re excited to have such a versatile and dynamic writer in residence. He will have an office in the Department of English and writers on campus and in the community will be able to contact him through email later in January.

Please join us for Gregory’s inaugural reading at the UW on Wednesday January 29, at 12:30 in room 2M70. And he will deliver the Carol Shields Distinguished Lecture on Thursday February 27th at 7:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Gregory will serve as Writer-in-Residence for four weeks in Winter term 2020: from Feb. 3-14 and from Feb. 24-March 6.

The Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence Program at the University of Winnipeg was made possible by a generous donation from the Shields family. The program’s name honours the memory of Carol Shields, Pulitzer-prize winning novelist and Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg from 1996 to 2000. At Convocations, our students and their families were privileged to hear her wise and beautifully-crafted addresses to the graduands. Carol was also a generous mentor to emerging writers, so this program is a fitting tribute to her. As former UW President Dr. Lloyd Axworthy has said, "Carol was enormously committed to cultivating young writers. Through the thoughtfulness and generosity that the Shields family has shown to the University, opportunities have been created for many more people and emerging writers to discover their creative voices."