Southbank Writer's Program in Surrey

Take your creative writing to the next level this summer

Many writers need inspiration, motivation, and structure to produce great work. With this in mind, we’ve designed the part-time Southbank Writer's Program especially for wordsmiths who want to pursue their passion during the downtime of summer.

Focusing on fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry, we’ll bring out the story inside you through creative writing courses, mentoring, workshops, and opportunities to read your work in public.

Learn from published authors

You’ll study and engage with local authors and graduates of The Writer’s Studio, our award-winning creative writing program. Working in community with people who love the craft of writing as much as you do, prepare to hone your voice, find out who you are as a writer, and sharpen your writing skills.

Meet a mentor

Study evenings and weekends—without driving into the city

Study two evenings a week plus a few hours on Saturday and skip the long commute. We’ve designed this program for writers who live in the Fraser Valley on the south bank of the Fraser River, but we welcome anyone who wants to learn at the beautiful Surrey City Centre Library.

Is the Southbank Writer's Program in Surrey for you?

Maybe you’re not showing your work to anyone, but you want to. Perhaps you belong to a creative writing group, but you’re looking for a more structured environment, or you want to develop your blogging style. Whatever the case, if you’re ready to pursue your passion for writing, join us and finish your novel, turn your collection of poems or memoirs into a book, or publish an article or two. Your audience is waiting.

Learn more

Email: learn@sfu.ca

Phone: 778-782-8000

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