Creative Writing

claire-deboerClaire De Boer, TWS 2011. Read her story

Join our community of writers.

All writers need the right tools, techniques and support to develop their work and build a career. Our programs take a holistic approach to mastering the craft of writing, blending dynamic curriculum with hands-on experience and a community where writers can grow together. All of our students have the opportunity to learn from a variety of award-winning authors.

The Writer's Studio (available in class and online)

The Writer’s Studio and The Writer's Studio Online are one-year, part-time creative writing programs for writers who are ready to immerse themselves in a manuscript.

Choose from three delivery formats:

Southbank Writer's Program in Surrey

The Southbank Writers Program is a three-month program for writers who are just starting to develop their work.

The following creative writing courses and workshop begin in the next six months, but many other courses and workshops are also open for registration.

One-on-one consultations

This is your chance to get one-on-one advice from industry professionals. We offer a variety of one-on-one consultations:

Attend an info session

There are currently no info sessions scheduled.

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The Huffington Post ranked our program as one of the world's top alternatives to a Creative Writing MFA.

Be inspired  by our alumni

SFU creative writing authors

Our alumni have published dozens of books and other pieces.

Come to our reading series

Visit our reading series page to find out how to attend or participate.

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Grad's first novel nominated for B.C. Book Prize