Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

About Creative Writing

Learn how to transform the world through writing.

We believe good writing can be taught and that good writers can be trained to be better writers.  Our faculty are all published writers with vast experience in a variety of genres including novels, short stories, poetry, memoir, creative nonfiction, cross-genre writing and digital experimentation.

Our faculty and recent graduates have been finalists or winners of almost every major Canadian literary award. Many continue to be active in the literary community, founding and staffing several major Canadian literary journals and presses. Our graduates are known for collaborating on publishing ventures that have changed Canadian literature.

Please note this program is intended for students with a year of undergraduate studies and is not for direct entry from high school. Students may apply after completing their first 48 credits by presenting a portfolio containing work in both poetry and prose fiction as evidence of writing experience.

What you’ll learn 

  • In every course, you’ll learn the hands-on skills needed to enter the professional literary world.
  • Exposure to core creative writing skills lets you develop your own style and gain confidence in your writing.
  • You’ll develop the communication, research, organizational, management and teamwork skills prized by today’s employers

Hands-on experiences 

  • Get an intimate view of Canada’s literary scene from alumni who are professional writers, editors and publishers.
  • Attend the Creative Writing Readers Series where you’ll hear contemporary Canadian and international writers in conversation and reading or performing their work.
  • Immerse yourself in internships with the Brick Literary Journal and other publishers.


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Program Details

Offered by

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Experiential Education

Co-op or internship

Fall entry

Upper year only

Winter entry

Upper year only

Summer entry

Upper year only