Creative Writing

Chelene Knight, TWS 2013. 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 is a one-year, part-time creative writing program for writers who are ready to immerse themselves in a manuscript.

Choose from two delivery formats:

TWS Community Workshops

TWS Community Workshops are one-day sessions on the craft of writing and are organized by alumni of The Writer's Studio to support our writing community. All registration fees directly fund The Writer's Studio Scholarships.

The following creative writing courses begin in the next few months. Many other courses are also open for registration.

April 2017

1 Career Consultations CPW909 CPW909-VA11711

1 Manuscript Consultations TWS909 TWS909-ON11711

1 Mini-Manuscript Consultation with Evelyn Lau CPW910 CPW910-VA11711

January 2018

20 Fiction Series for the Weekend Student CPW604 CPW604-VA11811

20 Poetry Series for the Weekend Student CPW505 CPW505-VA11811

22 How to Write a Family Memoir CPW503 CPW503-ON11811

22 Introduction to Fiction CPW600 CPW600-ON11811

27 Non-Fiction Series for the Weekend Student CPW525 CPW525-VA11811

27 Special Topics: Manuscript Bootcamp CPW900 CPW900-VA11811

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Find us in the media

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

Book a Consultation

Register for a manuscript consultation with an instructor to receive feedback on your poetry, fiction or non-fiction. Consultations with critically acclaimed author Evelyn Lau are also available.

Be inspired  by our alumni

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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Elee Kraljii Gardiner on the writing community at The Writer's Studio

Meet a graduate

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