Creative Writing

Tanya Boteju, TWS 2018. 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.

There are currently no workshops scheduled.

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

Location update: Due to the COVID-19 situation, courses scheduled to start before August 31 in Vancouver or Surrey will move to online-supported delivery.

August 2020

10 Write, Write, Write CPW804 CPW804-VA12041

September 2020

19 Fiction Series for the Weekend Student CPW604 CPW604-VA12071

19 Non-Fiction Series for the Weekend Student CPW525 CPW525-VA12071

19 Poetry Series for the Weekend Student CPW505 CPW505-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

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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

Join us on the first Thursday of the month for the TWS Reading Series, or on the third Wednesday of the month for Lunch Poems

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