Southbank Writer's Program in Surrey Part-time, in class

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.

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, the Southbank Writer's Program is for you. Join us to finish your novel, turn your collection of poems or memoirs into a book, or publish an article or two.

Hone your writing skills with published authors

Focusing on fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, you'll learn through creative writing classes, mentoring, workshops, and an opportunity to read your work in public. You'll also 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, sharpen your writing skills and tell the story inside you.

Meet a mentor

Study evenings and weekends—without driving into the city

Study one or two evenings each 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.

Need advice on your writing?

The Southbank Writer's Program is offering free 30-minute consults on seven pages of your poetry or prose.

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Free workshop: Tax and Business Planning for Writers

Join Grant T. Smith (CPA, CA) to find out what you need to know about taxes and being a professional writer.

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Join us at a reading series

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

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Email: learn@sfu.ca

Phone: 778-782-8000