Michael Schellenberg named new Ontario Arts Council Literature Officer


The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has appointed Michael Schellenberg Literature Officer. Michael takes over following John Degen’s departure to become the executive director of The Writers Union of Canada (TWUC).

Michael has been an advocate for Canadian arts and culture for the past 20 years. Since 2011, he   has been freelancing as a publishing consultant in New York, an editor, teacher and writer. Before  that, he was associate publisher at Alfred Knopf Canada from 2003 to 2011 and senior editor at Penguin Canada from 1998 to 2003.

Michael has worked with a range of established Canadian writers of fiction and non-fiction, including such Ontario writers as Jane Farrow, Andrea Gunraj, Steven Heighton, Jay Ingram, Lorraine Johnson, Margaret MacMillan, John Mighton, Doug Saunders, Rick Smith and Drew Hayden Taylor. Michael is a fellow of the Jerusalem and Frankfurt Book Fairs.

Via the Ontario Arts Council

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