Master of Fine Arts
The school offers a student-focused program, we combine the best of traditional workshop and leading-edge pedagogy. Our literary cross-training offers opportunities in a broad range of genres including fiction, poetry, screenplay, podcasting, video game writing and graphic novel.
We strive to create a dynamic and inclusive environment that encourages artistic experimentation and community building. We’re extremely proud of the national and international literary achievements of our many graduates, as well as their generous contributions to the greater creative community.
|Belcourt, Billy-Ray||Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry|
|Hopkinson, Noelle||Creative writing, n.e.c.; Humanities and the arts; Speculative Ficton; Fantasy; Science Fiction|
|Leavitt, Sarah||Autobiographical comics; Formal experimentation in comics; Comics pedagogy|
|Lee, Nancy||Fiction; Creative Writing|
|Lyon, Annabel||50th Anniversary of Creative Writing, fiction, creative writing|
|Maillard, Keith||Fiction, poetry|
|Medved, Maureen||Fiction, writing for screen|
|Ohlin, Alix||Fiction; Screenwriting; Environmental writing|
|Pohl-Weary, Emily||Fiction; Writing for Youth|
|Svendsen, Linda||Fiction, television|
|Taylor, Timothy||fiction and nonfiction|
|Wade, Bryan||Stageplay, radio drama|
The School of Creative Writing is now accepting applications for The Geoffrey & Margaret Andrew Fellowship in Creative & Performing Arts. This 17-day fellowship will take place in January 2022, and includes travel to Vancouver, accommodation at UBC and a $5,000 award. About 70% of the...
Marie Leofeli Barlizo, MFA ’13 (Photo credit: Sabrina Reeves) Marie Leofeli Barlizo is a Filipino-Chinese playwright from Montreal. She is a graduate of UBC’s Creative Writing MFA Program and the first visible minority to graduate from the National Theatre School’s (NTS)...
Sarah Leavitt The UBC School of Creative Writing welcomes cartoonist and educator Sarah Leavitt to its faculty as an assistant professor specializing in graphic forms. Leavitt is the School’s first tenure-track faculty member in this genre. “UBC Creative Writing is unique in teaching graphic forms...
Nalo Hopkinson (Photo credit: David C. Findlay, 2021) Award-winning speculative fiction author Nalo Hopkinson has joined the UBC School of Creative Writing as a professor. “We are simply thrilled that Nalo Hopkinson has joined our faculty. She’s one of the world’s most highly lauded writers of...
Jessica Johns, MFA ’19 Jessica Johns is a nehiyaw aunty and member of Sucker Creek First Nation in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta and is currently living, working, and learning on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. She is the managing...
Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, MFA ’16 Poet, filmmaker, and performer Ngwatilo Mawiyoo is the author of two chapbooks, Blue Mothertongue and Dagoretti Corner. Twice shortlisted for the Brunel University African Poetry Prize, her poems have also appeared in Transition, The Malahat Review, Johannesburg...