Alumni Association

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WATCH: Alumni Interviews WATCH: Alumni Interviews

We run a monthly interview series with alumni. Follow the links to watch and find out what alumni are up to. Watch: Chelsea Rooney, MFA 2012 “Chelsea Rooney is an author and teacher living in Vancouver. Her debut novel Pedal was published in 2014 by Caitlin Press and was nominated for the 2015 Amazon First Novel […]


How do I join the association? Simply fill out this form and send us an email at with your headshot for your profile. In a few weeks (speed will depend on the number of alumni signing up at any given time), your online profile will be active.  What does joining the association mean? Why would […]

Why should you Join? Why should you Join?

 How to join What does joining the UBC Creative Alumni Association do for you?  By joining the alumni association you are becoming apart of a large network of artists that have graduated from the UBC Creative Writing Program, both with BFAs and MFAs. By joining, you are connecting with a large network of people to […]

18 Jan 2017

The First Creative Writing Program/Cold Reading Series Collaboration!

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In two weeks, Monday, January 30th, you will have an opportunity to see our 2016 screen and tv grads at their best and bravest as they each have a section of their scripts cold read in front of an audience by a team of Vancouver actors. Flying in from all parts, will be the following […]

11 Nov 2016

Agents Tips, Tricks and Know-How!

  Agent Tips, Tricks & Know-How! Some common question writers have are: How do I find an agent? Should I go the independent route? Should I send my book directly to a publisher? Or should I publish independently? Get the inside knowledge from Trena White of Page Two Publishing Strategies in the very first professional development workshop hosted […]

2 Jun 2016

When You Just Aren’t Motivated

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We’ve all been there. You go to the computer or pick up a pen and you’ve lost your mojo and have nothing to add. No witty sentences. No finely-crafted metaphors. No engaging dialogue. Sometimes we call it writer’s block and sometimes you just feel wrung dry of writing. There are days where everything I type […]

25 May 2016

Congratulations highlights!

January-June 2016 Awards Kat Montagu, Winner of the “Women in Film Spotlight Award for Leadership in Education” sponsored by Capilano University Film Centre. Sierra Skye Gemma, Nominated for the National Newspaper Award in Long Feature for “My Sexual Education” published in The Globe and Mail, results coming on May 27th. Susan Olding, Shortlisted for a National […]

16 May 2016

Writing a Query Letter

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Writing query letters can be daunting. Whether approaching an agent or going directly to a publisher with your work, delivering your baby up for critique can be heart-wrenching. What’s worse is that query letters demand that we stay on message, get to the point, and make our case all in one, short page. We have […]

15 May 2016

UBC CRWR department offering a special workshop just for alumni this summer!

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UBC Creative Writing is pleased to offer a summer residency class open only to MFA alumni. It will be led by bestselling novelist and award-winning playwright Anosh Irani. We plan to offer this five-day, non-credit workshop during the first week of the summer residency, from July 11-15. This multi-genre class will not only include workshopping, […]