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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.

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

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2019-2020 Undergraduate Courses in Creative Writing

Fall 2019

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

English 336.01 (Poetry) 
Instructor: Vivek Shraya

English 436.03 Fiction (Short Story)
Instructor: Aritha van Herk

Winter 2020

ENGL 336.03 (Popular Writing) Block Week
Instructor: Vivek Shraya

ENGL 436.01 (Poetry short form)
Instructor: Vivek Shraya

ENGL 594 (Prose Fiction)
Instructor: Aritha van Herk

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).