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, […]

24 Apr 2016

How to continue learning with UBC Creative Writing department

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Are you looking to revitalize your writing practice? Here are some ways the Creative Writing Department is still available to you after you graduate. 1. You can take this series of online courses on EdX run by alumni Annabel Lyon and Nancy Lee who currently teach in the UBC Creative Writing department. SIGN UP HERE. […]

18 Dec 2015

Are You Our Next Local Representative?

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We’ve been busy here at the alumni association, doing our best to arrange new and exciting opportunities for our members. Our first summer residency, with positions open to alumni, was a huge success, and we want to continue that momentum. One thing we’ve been hearing from our members is that they want to self-organize, since […]

5 Nov 2015

Plan and Outline your novel

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Do you have a novel in your imaginative mind that is pushing to get out and onto the page but you have no idea where to start? Have you started a novel but are stuck at page 40 with no idea what to do now?   Take this course: How to Write a Novel– Part 1: […]

4 Nov 2015

Highlights from Alumni and current students.

Since there are a few congratulations to go around for alumni and current students here is a highlight round up: Awards: – Annabel Lyon, Won the Engel/Findlay Award. – Deirdre Dore, Won the Journey Prize for 2015. – Anna Ling Kaye, Nominated for the Journey Prize. – Kayla Czaga, Nominated for a Governor General Award. […]

13 May 2015

Correction: Harper Collins UBC Creative Writing manuscript contest.

From the Creative Writing Department: Dear Students and Alumni, HCC have just informed us of an error in their letter to students; the email address for submissions is incorrect. It is listed as bestnewfiction@cookeagency.ca. The correct email is bestnewfictionprize@cookeagency.ca. If you have already sent your submission, please RESEND to the correct email. They apologize for […]

29 Apr 2015

HarperCollinsPublishersLtd/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction

Alumni, if you were not aware Harper Collins Publishers and UBC Creative Writing have teamed up to offer an astounding annual competition. Please see the press release below and attached documents. You do need a UBC student ID number in order to apply. If you need help retrieving your student number you may contact the […]

23 Nov 2014


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Greetings Creative Writing Alumni!! The UBC Creative Writing Alumni Association (UBC-CRWRAA) is LAUNCHED! We have accrued a small amount of funding, formed an executive, drafted a strategic plan, devised several ways for alumni to join the association and stay connected. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook! WHO is UBC-CRWRAA? We’re currently a small team of […]