Creative Writing

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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:

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

Location update: In-person courses for the remainder of 2020 have been moved to online delivery.

July 2020

27 Mini-Manuscript Consultation with Evelyn Lau CPW910 CPW910-ON12041

August 2020

10 Write, Write, Write CPW804 CPW804-VA12041

September 2020

19 Fiction Series for the Weekend Student CPW604 CPW604-VA12071

23 Introduction to Fiction CPW600 CPW600-ON12071

23 Introduction to Poetry CPW700 CPW700-ON12071

28 The Poem's Intention CPW705 CPW705-VA12071

October 2020

17 Memoir of Inquiry CPW507 CPW507-VA12071

January 2021

16 Non-Fiction Series for the Weekend Student CPW525 CPW525-VA12111

Connect with our community

We’ve been thinking a lot about our community of writers during these uncertain times—in particular, about ways to stay connected and keep writing. We've added a free Zoom writing space and increased the number of our Twitter events:

Attend an info session

Book a consultation

Register for a manuscript consultation with an instructor to receive feedback on your poetry, fiction or non-fiction. 

Be inspired  by our alumni

Our alumni have published dozens of books and other pieces.

Meet a graduate

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

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Our writing community

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

Find us in the media

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