Creative Writing

Welcome to the Creative Writing Department at Douglas College

You've always wanted to write. Let us show you how. Our program offers students a variety of first, second and third year university transfer courses in writing poetry, fiction, speculative fiction, stage play, screenplay, personal narrative, memoir and children's literature. In addition to writing and discussing your own creative works, Creative Writing classes at Douglas College include discussions of published writing and craft lectures. All our classes are built around a classic face-to-face workshop model that invites and encourages participation from students. 

Degrees and Programs

Please read the Creative Writing Handbook-2016 and see the links in the sidebar on this web page for information about Douglas College's Creative Writing Program including detailed information about all our courses, instructors and scholarship opportunities as well as information about the Associate of Arts Degree with Specialization in Creative Writing and other items of interest.

The Associate of Arts Degree with a Specialization in Creative Writing provides successful students with the first 60 credits of an undergraduate degree and helps these students compile a competitive portfolio of creative writing with which they might apply to creative writing programs at university. Courses focus on theory and practice in writing poetry, plays, fiction, speculative fiction, children's literature and personal narrative. Students may further specialize in one (or more) of the genres by taking advanced courses. We also offer dual admission at SFU, and have established relationships with Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UK) that may interest you.

 To inquire about our program, please contact Elizabeth Bachinsky, Chair of Creative Writing, at bachinskye@douglascollege.ca.