The Writer's Studio: Creative Writing Certificate
Every writer needs the right tools, techniques and support to develop their work. The Writer’s Studio part-time creative writing program is designed for writers who are ready to immerse themselves in a manuscript. You’ll join a supportive community as you master your craft and establish a sustainable writing practice.
Why this program?
Striking a balance between a formal, full-time MFA (master of fine arts) and individual writing courses, the Writer’s Studio offers training in the theory, craft and business of writing. As you work towards your Creative Writing Certificate from SFU, you’ll benefit from:
- One-on-one mentorship from experienced, published authors
- Small workshop groups focused on specific genres
- A high ratio of instructional hours per tuition dollar
- Support in completing your manuscript
- Practice in giving public readings
- SFU alumnus status and benefits upon program completion
Vancouver or online
To graduate, pass all courses and submit a final portfolio.
- Jan–Dec 2023 online
- Sep 2023–Jun 2024 online
- Jan–Dec 2024 Vancouver/online
- Mentor-led group workshops
- Courses (see list below)
- One-on-one mentor consultations
- Mentor readings and talks
- Guest author panels
- Practice in delivering public readings
Chesham, A. and Farina, L. (Eds.) Resonance: Essays on the Craft and Life of Writing. Anvil Press, 2022. ISBN 978-1-77214-184-9.
Available from the publisher or your local bookstore.
$75 program application fee
- Writing Mom Scholarship: $1,000
Open to mothers with children under 18 (scholarship is trans-inclusive)
- Emerging Writer Scholarship: $1,000
Open to all applicants
To be considered, add a second page to your program application letter that explains how the scholarship would help you.
Want to get published?
One of the Writer’s Studio’s most active graduates, writer and artist Candie Tanaka remains dedicated to bringing the writing community together.
A horrific childhood might have stopped Joseph Kakwinokanasum from following his dream of becoming a writer. Instead, it fuelled his drive—and inspired his first novel.
Vancouver author Tanya Boteju is living the dream. Just months after completing the Writer’s Studio Online program in 2018, a major publisher snapped up her debut young adult novel.