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Congratulations to our MFA alumni and current students who have won the 2020 National Magazine Awards! Kate Black (MFA student)
𝐴𝑤𝑘𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝐶𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒
Published in Maisonneuve Magazine
Won the 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐸𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑊𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟 award Rachel Jansen (MFA alumna)
𝐼𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐵𝑢𝑟𝑛
Published in Maisonneuve Magazine
Honourable mention for 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐸𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑊𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟 award Jessica Johns (MFA alumna)
𝐵𝑎𝑑 𝐶𝑟𝑒𝑒
Published in Grain Magazine
Won Silver for the 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐹𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 award Trina Moyles (MFA student)
𝐻𝑒𝑟𝑑 𝑀𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑦
Published in Alberta Views
Won Silver for the 𝑃𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝐽𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑚 award @kateblack @rayjansen @jessicastellaa @womenwhodig @magawards @maisonneuvemag @grainlitmag @albertaviews

Congratulations to our MFA alumni and current students who have won the 2020 National Magazine Awards!

Kate Black (MFA student)
𝐴𝑤𝑘𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝐶𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒
Published in Maisonneuve Magazine
Won the 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐸𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑊𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟 award

Rachel Jansen (MFA alumna)
𝐼𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐵𝑢𝑟𝑛
Published in Maisonneuve Magazine
Honourable mention for 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐸𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑊𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟 award

Jessica Johns (MFA alumna)
𝐵𝑎𝑑 𝐶𝑟𝑒𝑒
Published in Grain Magazine
Won Silver for the 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐹𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 award

Trina Moyles (MFA student)
𝐻𝑒𝑟𝑑 𝑀𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑦
Published in Alberta Views
Won Silver for the 𝑃𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝐽𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑚 award

@kateblack @rayjansen @jessicastellaa @womenwhodig 
@magawards @maisonneuvemag @grainlitmag @albertaviews
88 2 5 months ago

Congratulations to the following MFAs on being nominated for the 2020 Leo Awards! Sarah Dodd (MFA alumna) Jennica Harper (MFA alumna) Allan Hopkins (MFA student) Winners are to be announced soon, good luck to all of you! @ubc_arts @leoawardsbc @jennicaharper

Congratulations to the following MFAs on being nominated for the 2020 Leo Awards!

Sarah Dodd (MFA alumna)
Jennica Harper (MFA alumna)
Allan Hopkins (MFA student)

Winners are to be announced soon, good luck to all of you!

@ubc_arts @leoawardsbc @jennicaharper
38 2 6 months ago

We're proud to announce that our faculty member Sarah Leavitt is a finalist for the 2020 Doug Wright Award for Best Canadian Comic! Her new graphic novel 𝐴𝑔𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠, 𝑀𝑢𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠 is inspired by the legend of Agnus McVee, a 19th century roadhouse owner in B.C. The legend, which hasn't been substantiated by historians, suggests that McVee murdered several gold miners and sex workers who stayed at her inn. Leavitt's comic imagines Agnes being raised by her evil grandmother in Scotland, making her way to London and then to B.C., leaving a trail of bodies along the way. @sarah_leav @doug_wright_awards

We're proud to announce that our faculty member Sarah Leavitt is a finalist for the 2020 Doug Wright Award for Best Canadian Comic!

Her new graphic novel 𝐴𝑔𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠, 𝑀𝑢𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠 is inspired by the legend of Agnus McVee, a 19th century roadhouse owner in B.C. The legend, which hasn't been substantiated by historians, suggests that McVee murdered several gold miners and sex workers who stayed at her inn.

Leavitt's comic imagines Agnes being raised by her evil grandmother in Scotland, making her way to London and then to B.C., leaving a trail of bodies along the way.

@sarah_leav @doug_wright_awards
62 3 6 months ago

Congratulations to our MFA alumna Christy-Ann Conlin, she's a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Literary award for her book 𝑊𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑘! The Danuta Gleed Literary Award was created as a celebration of the life of Danuta Gleed, a writer whose short fiction won several awards before her death in December 1996. The award is made possible through a generous donation from John Gleed, in memory of his late wife, and is administered by The Writers’ Union of Canada. @christy.ann.conlin @ubc_arts

Congratulations to our MFA alumna Christy-Ann Conlin, she's a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Literary award for her book 𝑊𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑘!

The Danuta Gleed Literary Award was created as a celebration of the life of Danuta Gleed, a writer whose short fiction won several awards before her death in December 1996. The award is made possible through a generous donation from John Gleed, in memory of his late wife, and is administered by The Writers’ Union of Canada.

@christy.ann.conlin @ubc_arts
33 1 6 months ago

Congratulations to our MFA alumni Carleigh Baker and Laura Trethewey on making the Writer’s Trust “Rising Stars” list! The @writerstrust Rising Stars program is a multi-faceted career development initiative that recognizes talented authors in the early stages of their careers and highlights their work with an endorsement from a proven, influential author. @carleigh_bakes @ltrethew

Congratulations to our MFA alumni Carleigh Baker and Laura Trethewey on making the Writer’s Trust “Rising Stars” list!

The @writerstrust Rising Stars program is a multi-faceted career development initiative that recognizes talented authors in the early stages of their careers and highlights their work with an endorsement from a proven, influential author.

@carleigh_bakes @ltrethew
81 2 6 months ago

We’ve just released additional seats for our CRWR 200: Introduction to Creative Writing course with Taylor Brown-Evans, it starts on May 11th! Registration is available here: https://bit.ly/2W43dl9

We’ve just released additional seats for our CRWR 200: Introduction to Creative Writing course with Taylor Brown-Evans, it starts on May 11th!

Registration is available here: https://bit.ly/2W43dl9
31 2 7 months ago

We are proud to announce that members of our program have been nominated for the 2020 National Magazine Awards, congratulations and good luck! Kate Black (MFA student)
𝐴𝑤𝑘𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝐶𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒
Published in Maisonneuve Magazine
Nominated for the 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐸𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑊𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟 award Rachel Jansen (MFA alumna)
𝐼𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐵𝑢𝑟𝑛
Published in Maisonneuve Magazine
Nominated for the 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐸𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑊𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟 award Jessica Johns (MFA alumna)
𝐵𝑎𝑑 𝐶𝑟𝑒𝑒
Published in Grain Magazine - the Journal of Eclectic Writing
Nominated for the 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐹𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 award Doretta Lau (Adjunct Professor)
𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑌𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝐻𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔
Published in Hazlitt
Nominated for the 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐸𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑦 award Trina Moyles (MFA student) 𝐻𝑒𝑟𝑑 𝑀𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑦 Published in Alberta Views magazine Nominated for the 𝑃𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝐽𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑚 award Josiah Neufeld (MFA alumnus)
𝑊ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑒𝑙𝑙
Published in Broadview Magazine
Nominated for the 𝑃𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝐽𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑚 award PRISM International (UBC’s literary journal)
𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐿𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑆𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝐺𝑙𝑜𝑏𝑒 𝑅𝑒𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑊𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑 by Hsien Chong Tan
Nominated for the 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐹𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 award @magawards @kateblack @jessicastellaa @dorettalau @prisminternational @xzonker @albertaviews

We are proud to announce that members of our program have been nominated for the 2020 National Magazine Awards, congratulations and good luck!

Kate Black (MFA student)
𝐴𝑤𝑘𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝐶𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒
Published in Maisonneuve Magazine
Nominated for the 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐸𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑊𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟 award

Rachel Jansen (MFA alumna)
𝐼𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐵𝑢𝑟𝑛
Published in Maisonneuve Magazine
Nominated for the 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐸𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑊𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟 award

Jessica Johns (MFA alumna)
𝐵𝑎𝑑 𝐶𝑟𝑒𝑒
Published in Grain Magazine - the Journal of Eclectic Writing
Nominated for the 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐹𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 award

Doretta Lau (Adjunct Professor)
𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑌𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝐻𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔
Published in Hazlitt
Nominated for the 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐸𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑦 award

Trina Moyles (MFA student)
𝐻𝑒𝑟𝑑 𝑀𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑦
Published in Alberta Views magazine
Nominated for the 𝑃𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝐽𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑚 award

Josiah Neufeld (MFA alumnus)
𝑊ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑒𝑙𝑙
Published in Broadview Magazine
Nominated for the 𝑃𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝐽𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑚 award

PRISM International (UBC’s literary journal)
𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐿𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑆𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝐺𝑙𝑜𝑏𝑒 𝑅𝑒𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑊𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑 by Hsien Chong Tan
Nominated for the 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐹𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 award

@magawards @kateblack @jessicastellaa @dorettalau @prisminternational @xzonker @albertaviews
72 2 7 months ago

Congratulations to our MFA alumni Alessandra Naccarato and Matthew Walsh, as well as our faculty member Billy-Ray Belcourt on making The League of Canadian Poets' 2020 Book Awards longlist! Gerald Lampert Memorial Award:
•𝑅𝑒-𝑂𝑟𝑖𝑔𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑆𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑠 by Alessandra Naccarato (Book*hug Press)
•𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝐴𝑟𝑒 𝑁𝑜𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑃𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑜𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑀𝑦 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ by Matthew Walsh (Goose Lane Editions) Pat Lowther Memorial Award:
•𝑅𝑒-𝑂𝑟𝑖𝑔𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑆𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑠 by Alessandra Naccarato (Book*hug Press) Raymond Souster Award:
•𝑁𝐷𝑁 𝐶𝑜𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑀𝑒𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚𝑠 by Billy-Ray Belcourt (House of Anansi Press) @canadianpoets @alessandra.nacc @croonjuice @nakinisowin @bookhug_press @goose_lane @houseofanansi @universityofbc @ubc_arts

Congratulations to our MFA alumni Alessandra Naccarato and Matthew Walsh, as well as our faculty member Billy-Ray Belcourt on making The League of Canadian Poets' 2020 Book Awards longlist!

Gerald Lampert Memorial Award:
•𝑅𝑒-𝑂𝑟𝑖𝑔𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑆𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑠 by Alessandra Naccarato (Book*hug Press)
•𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝐴𝑟𝑒 𝑁𝑜𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑃𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑜𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑀𝑦 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ by Matthew Walsh (Goose Lane Editions)

Pat Lowther Memorial Award:
•𝑅𝑒-𝑂𝑟𝑖𝑔𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝑆𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑠 by Alessandra Naccarato (Book*hug Press)

Raymond Souster Award:
•𝑁𝐷𝑁 𝐶𝑜𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑀𝑒𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑚𝑠 by Billy-Ray Belcourt (House of Anansi Press)

@canadianpoets @alessandra.nacc @croonjuice @nakinisowin @bookhug_press @goose_lane @houseofanansi @universityofbc @ubc_arts
52 3 7 months ago

During these uncertain times we need a form of escape and the Creative Writing Program has exactly what you’re looking for! The 34th Annual Brave New Play Rites Festival has moved online, live readings are being broadcasted on Saturdays at 1pm PST for the next five weeks. You can access BNPR’s YouTube channel through this link: https://bit.ly/2wrVyEs The BPNR Festival kicked off last Saturday with live readings of 𝑀𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑦𝑏𝑎𝑔𝑠 by BFA playwright Vanessa Hill and 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐷𝑒𝑎𝑙 by MFA playwright Emma Leck. The video of the readings can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/2RuawBk Thank you to Bryan Wade, Liesl Lafferty, and the whole @bravenewplayrites Production Team for bringing this festival online and for continuing their efforts despite the current circumstances.

During these uncertain times we need a form of escape and the Creative Writing Program has exactly what you’re looking for! The 34th Annual Brave New Play Rites Festival has moved online, live readings are being broadcasted on Saturdays at 1pm PST for the next five weeks. You can access BNPR’s YouTube channel through this link: https://bit.ly/2wrVyEs

The BPNR Festival kicked off last Saturday with live readings of 𝑀𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑦𝑏𝑎𝑔𝑠 by BFA playwright Vanessa Hill and 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐷𝑒𝑎𝑙 by MFA playwright Emma Leck. The video of the readings can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/2RuawBk

Thank you to Bryan Wade, Liesl Lafferty, and the whole @bravenewplayrites Production Team for bringing this festival online and for continuing their efforts despite the current circumstances.
20 1 7 months ago

We are proud to announce that our MFA Alumna Michelle Good is releasing her novel 𝐹𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝐿𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑠 on April 14 with HarperCollins Canada! Michelle was the winner of our 2018 HarperCollins UBC prize for Best New Fiction and earned her MFA in Creative Writing while practising law. Margaret Atwood, author of 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑑’𝑠 𝑇𝑎𝑙𝑒 is anticipating the release of 𝐹𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝐿𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑠 and will read it with “great interest”. 𝐹𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝐿𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑠 is a story about five children who went through residential schools and after their release are “striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn’t want them.” Similar to 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑑’𝑠 𝑇𝑎𝑙𝑒, the plot discusses child stealing, but this story is based on real child stealing that occurred in Canada, providing an accurate depiction of what happened to indigenous people during this time. Michelle Good's 𝐹𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝐿𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑠 will be available here on April 14th: bit.ly/2JMy3ZQ @harpercollinsca @therealmargaretatwood @universityofbc @ubc_arts

We are proud to announce that our MFA Alumna Michelle Good is releasing her novel 𝐹𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝐿𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑠 on April 14 with HarperCollins Canada! Michelle was the winner of our 2018 HarperCollins UBC prize for Best New Fiction and earned her MFA in Creative Writing while practising law.

Margaret Atwood, author of 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑑’𝑠 𝑇𝑎𝑙𝑒 is anticipating the release of 𝐹𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝐿𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑠 and will read it with “great interest”. 𝐹𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝐿𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑠 is a story about five children who went through residential schools and after their release are “striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn’t want them.” Similar to 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑑’𝑠 𝑇𝑎𝑙𝑒, the plot discusses child stealing, but this story is based on real child stealing that occurred in Canada, providing an accurate depiction of what happened to indigenous people during this time.

Michelle Good's 𝐹𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝐿𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑠 will be available here on April 14th: bit.ly/2JMy3ZQ

@harpercollinsca @therealmargaretatwood @universityofbc @ubc_arts
72 3 7 months ago

Congratulations to our MFA Alumnus Brent van Staalduinen! Brent has made the 2020 CBC Short Story Prize longlist for 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐸𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑒𝑠 𝐴𝑟𝑒 𝐴𝑙𝑙 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑒. The shortlist is to be announced on April 15th and the winner will be announced on April 22. We wish you good luck Brent! @brentvans @cbcbooks @universityofbc @ubc_arts @cbcnews

Congratulations to our MFA Alumnus Brent van Staalduinen! Brent has made the 2020 CBC Short Story Prize longlist for 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐸𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑒𝑠 𝐴𝑟𝑒 𝐴𝑙𝑙 𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑒. The shortlist is to be announced on April 15th and the winner will be announced on April 22. We wish you good luck Brent!

@brentvans @cbcbooks @universityofbc @ubc_arts @cbcnews
33 2 7 months ago

Registration is now open for How to Write a Novel: Writing the Draft, the six-week course begins on April 28, 2020: bit.ly/2UTwyyb This course is designed for writers who are working on their novel drafts (or will be shortly) and is taught by the University of British Columbia’s incisive and brilliant professors, Annabel Lyon and Nancy Lee. This course will help you move from your novel idea or outline to your first draft, incorporating crucial craft lessons on scene design, dialogue, character development and plot. You can take it before or after our Outlining course - or on its own. It will be stimulating and encouraging either way! @edxonline @universityofbc @ubc_arts

Registration is now open for How to Write a Novel: Writing the Draft, the six-week course begins on April 28, 2020: bit.ly/2UTwyyb

This course is designed for writers who are working on their novel drafts (or will be shortly) and is taught by the University of British Columbia’s incisive and brilliant professors, Annabel Lyon and Nancy Lee.

This course will help you move from your novel idea or outline to your first draft, incorporating crucial craft lessons on scene design, dialogue, character development and plot.

You can take it before or after our Outlining course - or on its own. It will be stimulating and encouraging either way!

@edxonline @universityofbc @ubc_arts
34 1 8 months ago

Our faculty talk about how UBC’s Creative Writing Program is different than other schools: “I feel like there is a strong sense of community here and of people just exploring writing and taking risks and trying new things because they’re in a supportive environment.” - Sarah Leavitt (Lecturer: Graphic Forms) @sarah_leav @notianwilliams @alixohlin @ubc @ubc_arts

Our faculty talk about how UBC’s Creative Writing Program is different than other schools: “I feel like there is a strong sense of community here and of people just exploring writing and taking risks and trying new things because they’re in a supportive environment.” - Sarah Leavitt (Lecturer: Graphic Forms) @sarah_leav @notianwilliams @alixohlin @ubc @ubc_arts
1 8 months ago

We are proud to announce that our alumna and current faculty member Mallory Tater has just released her debut novel 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘠𝘢𝘳𝘥! Mallory embodies the quintessential journey of a UBC Creative Writing student. From completing her MFA, then going on to teach fiction at UBC, and now releasing her debut novel, we can only wonder what she’s planning next! 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘠𝘢𝘳𝘥 is now available on HarperCollins' website: bit.ly/2UhXV5R @maliceinwonderland_

We are proud to announce that our alumna and current faculty member Mallory Tater has just released her debut novel 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘠𝘢𝘳𝘥! Mallory embodies the quintessential journey of a UBC Creative Writing student. From completing her MFA, then going on to teach fiction at UBC, and now releasing her debut novel, we can only wonder what she’s planning next! 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘠𝘢𝘳𝘥 is now available on HarperCollins' website: bit.ly/2UhXV5R 
@maliceinwonderland_
1 8 months ago

We are very proud to announce that members of UBC’s Creative Writing Program have been shortlisted for the 2020 BC & Yukon Book Prizes! Congratulations and good luck to you all, prize winners will be announced on Saturday, April 25th! Contestants: @michaelchristie @francinecunningham , Kayla Czaga, Nazanine Hozar, @alixohlin , and Rhea Tregebov Publishers: @caitlinpress @coteaubooks @houseofanansi @knopfca and @mcclellandstewart @ubc_arts @universityofbc @bcyukonbookprizes @creativebcs

We are very proud to announce that members of UBC’s Creative Writing Program have been shortlisted for the 2020 BC & Yukon Book Prizes!

Congratulations and good luck to you all, prize winners will be announced on Saturday, April 25th!

Contestants:
@michaelchristie @francinecunningham , Kayla Czaga, Nazanine Hozar, @alixohlin , and Rhea Tregebov

Publishers:
@caitlinpress @coteaubooks @houseofanansi @knopfca and @mcclellandstewart 
@ubc_arts @universityofbc @bcyukonbookprizes @creativebcs
3 8 months ago

Today UBC Creative Writing students will perform songs they’ve written live on CiTR 101.9fm. The performance is one example of how lecturer Tariq Hussain integrates applied learning opportunities within his Lyric Forms classroom. Show your support by tuning in from 2 pm to 5 pm at 101.9fm or online at https://www.citr.ca.

Today UBC Creative Writing students will perform songs they’ve written live on CiTR 101.9fm. The performance is one example of how lecturer Tariq Hussain integrates applied learning opportunities within his Lyric Forms classroom. Show your support by tuning in from 2 pm to 5 pm at 101.9fm or online at https://www.citr.ca.
1 12 months ago

Congratulations to UBC Creative Writing assistant professor Ian Williams for winning the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Williams received the prize for his first novel, "Reproduction". Read more: https://crwr.cms.arts.ubc.ca/?p=18117

Congratulations to UBC Creative Writing assistant professor Ian Williams for winning the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Williams received the prize for his first novel,
0 12 months ago

We have several introductory level courses with a January 2020 start open to everyone including a course on Creative Nonfiction with Kevin Chong (CRWR 205). The great thing about Creative Nonfiction (CNF) is that it allows you to see how the everyday world around you—the one you inhabit—is rich with stories. For more information and a full list of winter 2020 courses with open registration, please visit: https://crwr.cms.arts.ubc.ca/?p=18062

We have several introductory level courses with a January 2020 start open to everyone including a course on Creative Nonfiction with Kevin Chong (CRWR 205).
The great thing about Creative Nonfiction (CNF) is that it allows you to see how the everyday world around you—the one you inhabit—is rich with stories.
For more information and a full list of winter 2020 courses with open registration, please visit: https://crwr.cms.arts.ubc.ca/?p=18062
0 12 months ago

Interested in writing for children and young adults? Looking to study entirely from home? We have the perfect online course for you starting in January 2020. Sign up for CRWR 403: Writing for Children and Young Adults with children’s author Maggie de Vries. For more information and a full list of winter 2020 courses with open registration, please visit: https://crwr.cms.arts.ubc.ca/?p=18062

Interested in writing for children and young adults? Looking to study entirely from home? We have the perfect online course for you starting in January 2020.

Sign up for CRWR 403: Writing for Children and Young Adults with children’s author Maggie de Vries.

For more information and a full list of winter 2020 courses with open registration, please visit: https://crwr.cms.arts.ubc.ca/?p=18062
2 12 months ago

Come work with us! We're hiring three tenure-track positions: Instructor (genre open) and Assistant Professor positions in Graphic Forms and Creative Non-Fiction. Review of applications begins OCT 15. Please spread the word. Visit our website for more details: creativewriting.ubc.ca

Come work with us! We're hiring three tenure-track positions: Instructor (genre open) and Assistant Professor positions in Graphic Forms and Creative Non-Fiction. Review of applications begins OCT 15. Please spread the word. Visit our website for more details: creativewriting.ubc.ca
1 13 months ago

We're hiring three (that's right, 3!) tenure-track positions: Assistant Professor positions in Creative Non-Fiction and Graphic Forms, and an Instructor (genre open). Please apply or share with other writers. View full job postings at https://creativewriting.ubc.ca/about/job-opportunities/

We're hiring three (that's right, 3!) tenure-track positions: Assistant Professor positions in Creative Non-Fiction and Graphic Forms, and an Instructor (genre open). Please apply or share with other writers. View full job postings at https://creativewriting.ubc.ca/about/job-opportunities/
1 14 months ago

Exciting news! #UBC Creative Writing lecturer Sarah Leavitt (@sarah_leav) is launching her stunning graphic novel, "Agnes, Murderess" on Sept 26 (7-10pm) at the Lost & Found Cafe in Vancouver. Open to all. "Agnes, Murderess" is inspired by the bloody legend of Agnes McVee, a roadhouse owner, madam and serial killer in the Cariboo region of British Columbia in the late 19th-century. Fascinated by this legend — which originated in a 1970s guide to buried treasure in B.C., and has never been verified — Sarah has imagined an entirely new story for the mysterious Agnes.

Exciting news! #UBC Creative Writing lecturer Sarah Leavitt (@sarah_leav) is launching her stunning graphic novel,
1 14 months ago

We're pleased to sponsor Vancouver's first Afrocentrism Conference, theme "Decolonizing Academia". @afroconference features renown African-futurist author NNEDI OKORAFOR, literary giant NGUGI WA THIONG’O & the acclaimed poet IJEOMA UMEBINYUO. Registration open. #afroconference2019

We're pleased to sponsor Vancouver's first Afrocentrism Conference, theme
1 14 months ago

Our final course open for registration to all #UBC undergraduate students for Term 1 is Introduction to Writing for Children and Young Adults with Alison Acheson (CRWR 203). The course teaches techniques of and practice in creating, developing and writing for children and young adults. No prior creative writing experience required. DM for registration details.

Our final course open for registration to all #UBC undergraduate students for Term 1 is Introduction to Writing for Children and Young Adults with Alison Acheson (CRWR 203). The course teaches techniques of and practice in creating, developing and writing for children and young adults. No prior creative writing experience required. DM for registration details.
1 15 months ago

Calling all #UBC students who enjoy reading nonfiction! We have the perfect course for you. Consider instructor Kevin Chong’s Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction (CRWR 205) as an elective for Term 1. The course is an exploration of and practice in the writing of creative nonfiction, focusing on how a writer employs the technical elements of the craft of creative nonfiction. No prior creative writing experience required. DM for registration details.

Calling all #UBC students who enjoy reading nonfiction! We have the perfect course for you. Consider instructor Kevin Chong’s Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction (CRWR 205) as an elective for Term 1. The course is an exploration of and practice in the writing of creative nonfiction, focusing on how a writer employs the technical elements of the craft of creative nonfiction. No prior creative writing experience required. DM for registration details.
3 15 months ago

Let's get the word out to UBC students: We have three Term 1 courses open for general registration, no prior creative writing experience required. Introductory creative writing courses provide an excellent opportunity for students interested exploring the subject as a stand-alone elective. The courses also count towards pursuing a Minor in Creative Writing. First up: Introduction to Writing for the Screen taught by Sara Graefe. Your UBC friends, acquaintances, neighbours...that coffee shop barista... may register by September 17. DM for registration details.

Let's get the word out to UBC students: We have three Term 1 courses open for general registration, no prior creative writing experience required.
Introductory creative writing courses provide an excellent opportunity for students interested exploring the subject as a stand-alone elective. The courses also count towards pursuing a Minor in Creative Writing. First up: Introduction to Writing for the Screen taught by Sara Graefe. Your UBC friends, acquaintances, neighbours...that coffee shop barista... may register by September 17. DM for registration details.
0 15 months ago

We're seeking three exceptional creative writing professionals to join our team. If you fit that description visit the Job Opportunities page on our website (under About) for full job descriptions. Available Positions: (1) Assistant Professor: Graphic Forms (2) Assistant Professor: Rogers Chair in Creative Non-Fiction (3) Instructor, Tenure-Track Apply by October 15, 2019. Positions start July 1, 2020.

We're seeking three exceptional creative writing professionals to join our team. If you fit that description visit the Job Opportunities page on our website (under About) for full job descriptions. 
Available Positions:
(1) Assistant Professor: Graphic Forms
(2) Assistant Professor: Rogers Chair in Creative Non-Fiction (3) Instructor, Tenure-Track

Apply by October 15, 2019. Positions start July 1, 2020.
0 15 months ago

We have a new online magazine that offers a space to celebrate books for tweens and teens intelligently. "Young Adulting: Serious Reviews of Teen Fiction", features weekly reviews of YA, Middle Grade and New Adult books. Young Adulting's reviewers are current and past students of UBC’s Creative Writing and Master of Children’s Literature programs. Follow link in profile for more details. @youngadultingreview @ubcmacl

We have a new online magazine that offers a space to celebrate books for tweens and teens intelligently.
0 16 months ago

Our #UBC New Shoots program recently launched its latest anthology of teen writing and art with a standing-room-only celebration. Eleven teen readers – now published – read their writing to a jubilant crowd. New Shoots is an annual UBC Creative Writing program that connects MFA students with aspiring writers in Vancouver high schools. A big thank you to everyone who participated in this year's program!

Our #UBC New Shoots program recently launched its latest anthology of teen writing and art with a standing-room-only celebration. Eleven teen readers – now published – read their writing to a jubilant crowd. New Shoots is an annual UBC Creative Writing program that connects MFA students with aspiring writers in Vancouver high schools. A big thank you to everyone who participated in this year's program!
1 17 months ago

Congratulations to all of our #ubccrwr BFAs and MFAs who graduated this spring! We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

Congratulations to all of our #ubccrwr BFAs and MFAs who graduated this spring! We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
3 18 months ago

BFA students in Sheryda Warrener’s Hybrid Forms class celebrated the end of semester with an exhibition and reading from their final projects at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections. The exhibit’s six ambitious, interactive works examine themes of womanhood, grief and loss, familial relationships and sexism. Follow link in bio to see photographs from the exhibit.

BFA students in Sheryda Warrener’s Hybrid Forms class celebrated the end of semester with an exhibition and reading from their final projects at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections. The exhibit’s six ambitious, interactive works examine themes of womanhood, grief and loss, familial relationships and sexism.

Follow link in bio to see photographs from the exhibit.
0 19 months ago

Meet MFA student Roquela Fernandez who won a #UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for her outstanding contributions to teaching and learning in the Creative Writing Program. Follow link in bio for full story.

Meet MFA student Roquela Fernandez who won a #UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for her outstanding contributions to teaching and learning in the Creative Writing Program. Follow link in bio for full story.
2 19 months ago

We have exciting news to share! Award-winning poet Billy-Ray Belcourt will join UBC’s Creative Writing Program as an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Creative Writing in January 2020. Belcourt is a writer and academic from the Driftpile Cree Nation. Belcourt debuted his first book of poems, This Wound is a World, in 2017 to national critical acclaim. Follow link in bio for full story. #UBC

We have exciting news to share! Award-winning poet Billy-Ray Belcourt will join UBC’s Creative Writing Program as an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Creative Writing in January 2020.
Belcourt is a writer and academic from the Driftpile Cree Nation. Belcourt debuted his first book of poems, This Wound is a World, in 2017 to national critical acclaim.
Follow link in bio for full story. #UBC
6 19 months ago

We had a great time celebrating the 60th anniversary of our friends at Poetry Northwest @poetrynw tonight at The Nightwood, with readings, music, and letterpress swag!

We had a great time celebrating the 60th anniversary of our friends at Poetry Northwest @poetrynw tonight at The Nightwood, with readings, music, and letterpress swag!
0 20 months ago

Awesome comix by our students ready to read at our #awp19 booth!

Awesome comix by our students ready to read at our #awp19 booth!
0 20 months ago

A big thank you to all the students, alums, and faculty who came out to our reception at #awp19. Great to see you all!

A big thank you to all the students, alums, and faculty who came out to our reception at #awp19. Great to see you all!
1 20 months ago

Join us this Monday (April 1) at Hood 29 (formerly Cottage Bistro) from 7 to 9pm for an evening of invigorating literary delights, featuring stand-up comedian and storyteller Savannah Erasmus, readers Jaz Papadopoulos and Shazia Hafiz Ramji from UBC’s Creative Writing program, and John Mavin, Raoul Fernandes and Dayna Mahannah from SFU’s The Writer’s Studio. Savannah Erasmus is an Indigenous storyteller and comedian from Kikino, Alberta. Sav began performing stand up comedy to speak about her experience as an Indigenous woman and laugh at her damn self! She is the co-producer and co-host of the monthly show Millennial Line, which features diverse lineups of emerging poets and comedians. This event takes place on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish people. Accessibility: The Cottage Bistro is wheelchair-accessible, with no stairs at the entrance, and a variety of seating. The path to the washrooms is a little narrow, but wide enough to be accessible via wheelchair according to the venue. Washrooms are single use.

Join us this Monday (April 1) at Hood 29 (formerly Cottage Bistro) from 7 to 9pm for an evening of invigorating literary delights, featuring stand-up comedian and storyteller Savannah Erasmus, readers Jaz Papadopoulos and Shazia Hafiz Ramji from UBC’s Creative Writing program, and John Mavin, Raoul Fernandes and Dayna Mahannah from SFU’s The Writer’s Studio.

Savannah Erasmus is an Indigenous storyteller and comedian from Kikino, Alberta. Sav began performing stand up comedy to speak about her experience as an Indigenous woman and laugh at her damn self! She is the co-producer and co-host of the monthly show Millennial Line, which features diverse lineups of emerging poets and comedians.

This event takes place on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish people.

Accessibility:
The Cottage Bistro is wheelchair-accessible, with no stairs at the entrance, and a variety of seating. The path to the washrooms is a little narrow, but wide enough to be accessible via wheelchair according to the venue. Washrooms are single use.
0 20 months ago

We’re all set up at #awp19! Come see us, the Mountie, editors from @prisminternational and great comix by @ubc students at booth 3018!

We’re all set up at #awp19! Come see us, the Mountie, editors from @prisminternational and great comix by @ubc students at booth 3018!
0 20 months ago

Happening this Thursday! We're helping Poetry Northwest celebrate their 60th anniversary. Join us for great food and music, and even better company.

Happening this Thursday! We're helping Poetry Northwest celebrate their 60th anniversary. Join us for great food and music, and even better company.
2 20 months ago

Thanks to everyone who came out to our faculty showcase at Koerner Library today! @ubc_arts

Thanks to everyone who came out to our faculty showcase at Koerner Library today! @ubc_arts
1 20 months ago

Fantastic Growing Room panel at UBC today, featuring @ellialic, @dorettalau, Kim Fu, and more!

Fantastic Growing Room panel at UBC today, featuring @ellialic, @dorettalau, Kim Fu, and more!
1 20 months ago

The Globe and Mail calls UBC CRWR faculty Ian Williams’ novel REPRODUCTION “the first must-read novel of 2019”!

The Globe and Mail calls UBC CRWR faculty Ian Williams’ novel REPRODUCTION “the first must-read novel of 2019”!
1 22 months ago

Another great night at Locution, featuring Cara Nelissen, Danny Ramadan, Sara DeWaal, and an illustration of the creative process by Carol Shaben!

Another great night at Locution, featuring Cara Nelissen, Danny Ramadan, Sara DeWaal, and an illustration of the creative process by Carol Shaben!
3 22 months ago

Thanks to wonderfully talented poet Raoul Fernandes for his craft talk “The Open Field: Engaging Your Imagination Through Associative Thinking” at UBC CRWR this week!

Thanks to wonderfully talented poet Raoul Fernandes for his craft talk “The Open Field: Engaging Your Imagination Through Associative Thinking” at UBC CRWR this week!
0 22 months ago

This week! Locution reading at Hood 29!

This week! Locution reading at Hood 29!
0 23 months ago

Cheers to all our wonderful faculty and staff!

Cheers to all our wonderful faculty and staff!
2 24 months ago

What a wonderful conversation with Isabel Allende @ubc today, moderated by MFA student Jasmine Sealy! @ubc_arts

What a wonderful conversation with Isabel Allende @ubc today, moderated by MFA student Jasmine Sealy! @ubc_arts
3 2 years ago

Join us Nov 19 for a special screening and conversation with filmmaker and UBC CRWR grad Tarique Quayumi! @ubc_arts @ubcspotlight

Join us Nov 19 for a special screening and conversation with filmmaker and UBC CRWR grad Tarique Quayumi! @ubc_arts @ubcspotlight
0 2 years ago

Thank you to our wonderful CWSA (Creative Writing Students Association) for organizing this lovely community dinner last night!

Thank you to our wonderful CWSA (Creative Writing Students Association) for organizing this lovely community dinner last night!
1 2 years ago

Anosh Irani gave a great class on voice this week as part of our Faculty Craft Lecture series. “Rising action is rising pain”

Anosh Irani gave a great class on voice this week as part of our Faculty Craft Lecture series. “Rising action is rising pain”
2 2 years ago

We’re so happy to announce the winner and shortlist of the 2018 @harpercollinsca / UBC Best New Fiction Prize! Winner: Michelle Good for Five Little Indians; Shortlist: Sarah Richards for China White and Katie Zdybel for Equipoise. Congratulations to these writers, and thanks to all who entered! Special gratitude to Harper Collins and Cooke McDermid for their support of emerging writers.

We’re so happy to announce the winner and shortlist of the 2018 @harpercollinsca / UBC Best New Fiction Prize! Winner: Michelle Good for Five Little Indians; Shortlist: Sarah Richards for China White and Katie Zdybel for Equipoise. Congratulations to these writers, and thanks to all who entered! Special gratitude to Harper Collins and Cooke McDermid for their support of emerging writers.
1 2 years ago

This Wednesday at 4 pm!

This Wednesday at 4 pm!
0 2 years ago

Thank you to everyone who came to our event @vancouverwritersfest last night! It was a wonderful evening.

Thank you to everyone who came to our event @vancouverwritersfest last night! It was a wonderful evening.
0 2 years ago

Congrats to UBC faculty Sara Graefe on the publication of this anthology—which includes work by MFA alums andrea bennett, Caitlin Crawshaw, Natalie Meisner, and more!

Congrats to UBC faculty Sara Graefe on the publication of this anthology—which includes work by MFA alums andrea bennett, Caitlin Crawshaw, Natalie Meisner, and more!
1 2 years ago

We are proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Vancouver Writers Fest! Many of our faculty, students, and alums are participating. For a full list of UBC-related events, please see creativewriting.ubc.ca

We are proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Vancouver Writers Fest! Many of our faculty, students, and alums are participating. For a full list of UBC-related events, please see creativewriting.ubc.ca
1 2 years ago

See Bryan Wade’s Eight Ways to Fate and All, along with other new plays, at The Cascadia Project festival on Granville Island this week!

See Bryan Wade’s Eight Ways to Fate and All, along with other new plays, at The Cascadia Project festival on Granville Island this week!
1 2 years ago

Huge congrats to our MFA alum Jen Neale, a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize!!@writerstrust @ubc_arts

Huge congrats to our MFA alum Jen Neale, a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize!!@writerstrust @ubc_arts
2 2 years ago

Happy pub day to adjunct faculty member Anosh Irani, whose play The Men in White is just out from @houseofanansi

Happy pub day to adjunct faculty member Anosh Irani, whose play The Men in White is just out from @houseofanansi
1 2 years ago

UBC CRWR around the world! Nancy Lee and John Vigna reunite with MFA grads Ellen Keith and Jennifer Gryzenhout at @festivalamerica in Paris.

UBC CRWR around the world! Nancy Lee and John Vigna reunite with MFA grads Ellen Keith and Jennifer Gryzenhout at @festivalamerica in Paris.
0 2 years ago

The Globe and Mail calls UBC CRWR prof Maureen Medved’s novel Black Star “a black comedy turned psychological thriller filled with dark ironies.” @ubc_arts @anvilpress_publishers

The Globe and Mail calls UBC CRWR prof Maureen Medved’s novel Black Star “a black comedy turned psychological thriller filled with dark ironies.” @ubc_arts @anvilpress_publishers
0 2 years ago

Congrats to Keith Maillard on the launch of his new novel Twin Studies last night in West Van! A great event with many students, faculty, and alums in attendance.

Congrats to Keith Maillard on the launch of his new novel Twin Studies last night in West Van! A great event with many students, faculty, and alums in attendance.
3 2 years ago

Our first Locution event kicked off last night with fantastic readings from Jasmine Sealy, Andrew Dasselaar, Adrian Southin, and Laura Anne Harris! Stay tuned for “The horror! The horror!” reading in October.

Our first Locution event kicked off last night with fantastic readings from Jasmine Sealy, Andrew Dasselaar, Adrian Southin, and Laura Anne Harris! Stay tuned for “The horror! The horror!” reading in October.
5 2 years ago