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, Nalo||Creative writing, n.e.c.; Humanities and the arts; Creative Writing: Speculative Ficton, Fantasy, Science Fiction, especially Other Voices|
|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|
The School of Creative Writing is pleased to welcome poet, novelist and essayist Noor Naga to UBC in July for the Geoffrey and Margaret Andrew Fellowship in Creative and Performing Arts. Naga will engage with Creative Writing students, while working on a collection of essays about home,...
Interviewed by Christine Palka, Creative Writing The online world has real dangers, but girls around the world are using social media to create positive change and practice good digital citizenship. Lecturer Tanya Kyi’s new children’s book, Better Connected, focuses on the less-recognized and...
We’ve gathered a collection of final projects from students in our spring 2022 graduate-level Graphic Forms class (CRWR 508) to showcase some of the powerful stories our students have been telling with comics. “The high calibre of these final projects is exciting and I think it’s thanks to our...
Jasmine Sealy’s debut novel The Island of Forgetting released in Canada on April 26. Sealy’s novel is based on her manuscript “A Fair Wind to Take You Home” that won the HarperCollinsPublishersLtd/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction in 2020. We’re seeking submissions for the 2022 Prize for Best New...
End of term readings by poetry students in the School of Creative Writing fell during Canada’s 24th National Poetry Month, an annual event led by the League of Canadian Poets. This year, people were invited to consider the theme of intimacy. “A poem disrupts the present, heightens my senses, and...