Creative Writing

Our department offers a wide variety of courses: poetry, fiction, stage play, screenplay, personal narrative and children's literature. Classes run on the standard workshop model, inviting and encouraging participation from the students.

Through our Literature Alive and Writer-in-Residence programs, we also provide opportunities for our students to meet and interact with writers from outside our Faculty. We publish a poem of the month broadsheet and Pearls, the annual anthology of work selected from our students' portfolios.

Creative Writing courses focus on the development of style and the treatment of content, not on writing skills. An appropriate level of writing skill is required. 

For individual descriptions of the courses we offer, see the Student Handbook

For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.

Send in your submission to a local publisher, connect with other writers or attend a community event! Use the New Westminster Cultural Map to search out and connect with the people, places, businesses and organizations that bring culture to our city every day. 

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