The objective of the Creative Writing Research Group is to facilitate the creation, dissemination, and critically-aware reception of writing of artistic merit.
To meet this objective, the Creative Writing Research Group seeks to engage with various research and publication activities. These activities include providing forums for on- and off-campus authors to present their work, and exploring the range of historic and contemporary technologies, media, and interdisciplinary avenues for circulating the written word. Investigations into the social conditions that affect the creation of literature, and research into writing pedagogies also fall within our purview.
We link our efforts to developments in the wider writing communities of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and throughout the world, thereby heightening the University of Calgary's profile among writer and readers. Our overall aim is to enhance the scope and quality of writing produced by both faculty and students in the university, and to advance research into the teaching of writing.