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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 and second year university transfer courses in writing poetry, fiction, speculative fiction, stage play, screenplay, personal narrative, memoir, children's literature, and song lyrics. 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 2020 and see the links in the right sidebar on this web page for information about Douglas College's Creative Writing Program, including detailed information about our courses, instructors, programs, and scholarship opportunities.

You will also find information about the Associate of Arts Degree with a Specialization in Creative Writing, which 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 university creative writing programs. 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.

Making a difference

Telka Pesklevits Creative Writing student wants to effect change in her community. Read more