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Canadian Creative Writers & Writing Programs

CCWWP or Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs is an initiative created by members of the English and Drama departments at the University of Calgary and York University, and The Banff Centre's Literary Arts program. The purpose of this initiative is to create a forum for discussion on issues relating to creative writing teachers: pedagogy, working conditions, employment opportunities, social issues teaching in communities, etc. This website will be instrumental to this purpose so you may wish to put it on your favourite’s list and visit it often.


CCWWP Conference and Founding Convention Press Release



  • Christian Bök (University of Calgary)
  • Alberta College of Art and Design)
  • Clem Martini (University of Calgary)
  • Suzette Mayr (University of Calgary)
  • Robyn Read (University of Calgary, Freehand Books)
  • Steven Ross Smith (Literary Arts, The Banff Centre)
  • Priscila Uppal (York University)
  • Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary)



Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP)
Conference and Founding Convention
Oct. 07-11, 2010
University of Calgary / The Banff Centre for the Literary Arts


See or download Conference Schedule
Download the complete schedule of Conference
(note: updated as of October 1, 2010)

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Sponsoring Organizations

The following Institutions have generously donated financial support for the founding conference of the CCWWP


Athabaska University

Humber School for Writers

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

University of Calgary
University of Calgary
Research Services and

English Department


University of Northern British Columbia

University of Windsor
Department of English Language,
Literature, and Creative Writing


University of Victoria

Vancouver Island University

Writers Guild of Alberta