UBC Creative Writing welcomes new Assistant Professors: Nancy Lee and Timothy Taylor to the Program!
Christine Fellows and John K. Samson (of The Weakerthans)
perform at UBC February 8, at 8:00 pm
The UBC School of Music, in partnership with the UBC Creative Writing Program, present Winnipeg singer-songwriters Christine Fellows and John K. Samson in performance at UBC in the Roy Barnett Recital Hall on February 8, 2013. Christine Fellows and John K. Samson will be joined by poet Rhea Tregebov and novelist Steven Galloway, both UBC faculty members. Works by all four creators will be featured in the concert. Fellows and Samson, Writers-in-residence at UBC in the UBC Creative Writing Program for 2012/13, will also participate in a roundtable discussion titled Music, Place, People: Popular Music and the Collaborative Act. The roundtable will take place on Friday February 8 at 3:15 pm in Gessler Hall (Room 116) in the Music Building at UBC.
Event Information (604) 822-5574
Join us as we celebrate the launch of three of our faculty's new books: Annabel Lyon's The Sweet Girl, Linda Svendsen's Sussex Drive and Rhea Tregebov's All Souls on October 3rd. Read more
Congratulations to Creative Writing Assistant Professor Annabel Lyon. Lyon's The Sweet Girl has been longlisted for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Congratulations Andreas Schroeder, recipient of the Graeme Gibson Award. Author Andreas Schroeder was presented with the Graeme Gibson Award by The Writers’ Union of Canada at its Annual General Meeting. Read the story
Congratulations to Chris Tarry, Opt-Res MFA student, who won a 2012 Juno Award (Recording Packaging of the Year award) for his CD "The Rest of the Story".
Stop by the UBC Creative Writing and PRISM international booth at the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Chicago. Feb 29-March 3.
Creative Writing faculty member, Andreas Schroeder is the godfather of BC's non-fiction boom.
MFA Alumna Laura Trunkey won 3rd prize in Prairie Fire’s 2011 Fiction Contest, and MFA Alumni Jean Van Loon won third prize in their Non-Fiction contest.Visit Prairie Fire
Amy Stuart, current MFA (Toronto), just won the Writers’ Union of Canada Annual Short Prose Competition for developing writers, a $2,500 prize for her story “The Roundness”. Another MFA, Kirsten Madsen (Whitehorse) was a finalist, as was an incoming MFA, Judy Major.
Visit the Writers' Union of Canada
Chris Tarry, current MFA (New York) has been nominated for two Juno Awards for his project "Rest of the Story". It is nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz CD and Best CD Packaging. Visit the Juno Awards
The 2012 Cliff Writer in Residence is Paulette Bourgeois, MFA alumna and creator of Franklin the Turtle.
Congratulations to Creative Writing Alumni, Zsuzsi Gartner and Lynn Coady – both shortlisted for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller
Congratulations to Creative Writing Faculty Andreas Schroeder, on his two newly published novels: DUSTSHIP GLORY and DUPED: True Stories of the World's Best Swindlers. Schroeder also has an essay titled The Joy of Ancient Marriers in a newly published collection of personal essays: SLICE ME SOME TRUTH.
Congratulations to MFA alumnus Michael Christie, a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.
Congratulations to Event Magazine’s 2011 Non-Fiction Contest Winners, MFA student Chris Donahoe and MFA alumna Krissy Darch!Visit Event Magazine
Congratulations to the 2011 Journey Prize shortlist finalists: Miranda Hill, a recent graduate of the Optional-Residency MFA Program, and Seyward Goodhand, who is nominated for a story published in PRISM sinternational. The $10,000 prize will be awarded on November 1st. The winning journal also gets an award of $2000. Journey Prize
The Writers Trust has just announced the finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers Trust prize for Nonfiction, and our very own alumna and Opt Res faculty member Charlotte Gill is one of the five finalists up for the richest nonfiction award in Canada. Charlotte's book Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe was recently published by Greystone Books/David Suzuki Foundation.
Each of the five finalists will receive $5,000, with the eventual prizewinner receiving a total of $60,000. The prize will be awarded in Toronto at Koerner Hall at the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning during an event and after-party on October 25.
Congratulations to Scotiabank Giller Prize 2011 Longlist Creative Writing alumni: Michael Christie, Zsuzsi Gartner and Genni Gunn!
Congratulations to Creative Writing current students and alumni who were nominated and received awards at the 2011 National Magazine Awards: Michael Christie, Lynn Coady, Kaitlin Fontana, Jeff Stautz, Kevin Patterson and Creative Writing's PRISM International magazine! Visit the National Magazine Awards
Adjunct Professor Maggie de Vries' Hunger Journeys wins the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize!
Postdoc teaching fellow Dr. Ray Hsu's Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon wins second place in the poetry category of this year's Alcuin Society Awards for Book Design.
Congratulations to Creative Writing Faculty: Maggie DeVries, Zsuzsi Gartner and Sarah Levitt, who are all finalists of the BC Book Prizes.
Creative Writing students, alumni and faculty shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards. Congratulations Teri Leah Armitage, Brian Brett, Meredith Hambrock, Zoe Stikeman, Shay Wilson and Gina Woolsey!
Congratulations to all the Creative Writing faculty, staff and alumni who dominated the winner's list of CBC Books first-ever book club awards, the Bookies:
Congratulations to Creative Writing BFA student, Gillian Bennett who won the National Screen institute-Canada Drama Prize!
Creative Writing Students respond to Maclean's "Too Asian".
MFA in Creative Writing Alumnus Michael Christie's debut collection of linked stories, The Beggar's Garden, to be published this month by HarperCollins Canada.
The Creative Writing Program congratulates MFA Creative Writing Alumna Alex Leslie on her collection of award winning stories, People Who Disappear, which will be available in the Spring of 2012 with Freehand Books.
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