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Creative Writing Undergraduate Courses

All our Creative Writing courses encourage diverse approaches to writing; however, they are not courses in how to get published. They are intended to help students to become better writers, with respect to language, structure, form and all the elements of poetry, fiction and creative writing in general.

You do not have to be an English major to take any of the creative writing courses. They are open to any student or community person who wants to apply.

All creative writing courses are credit English courses.

A student may earn a notation on his or her transcript indicating a Creative Writing concentration with three satisfactorily completed full courses in Creative Writing.

Students may choose to undertake a creative writing project in the English Honours program.

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Creative Writing Research Group

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2018-2019 Undergraduate Courses in Creative Writing

Fall 2018

English 335 - Creative Writing and Reading Like a Writer
Instructor: Aritha van Herk

English 436.04 - Fiction: Long Short Stories and the Novella
Instructor: Aritha van Herk

Winter 2019

English 436.01 - Poetry: Short Forms
Instructor: Micheline Maylor

Other Creative Writing Courses offered at the University of Calgary

  • Credit Courses in Playwriting, (for example, Drama 371 are offered through the Department of Drama (220-5421).
  • For courses in Creative Writing, Creative Writing for Women, and Creative Writing for Self-development consult Continuing Education (220-2952).