Free 2018 International Student Handbook
Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Full-Time and Part-Time
The program emphasizes literary writing rather than formula writing, and aims to introduce you to the forms and styles of writing which authors, past and present, have created and explored in their works. It will expose you to the history of formal experimentation and growth in particular genres.
As you advance, you'll be encouraged to explore specialized study in one or two genres such as fiction, poetry and playwriting.
This program is intended for students with a year of undergraduate studies and is not for direct entry from high school. Students may apply after completing their first 54 credits and before completion of their first 78 credits by presenting a portfolio containing work in both poetry and prose fiction as evidence of writing experience.
Highlights of the creative writing program:
· You can also gain practical experience through our links with TVOntario and York's literary journal, Existere, and the online poetry journal, Studio.
· Learn more about writing by attending the "Creative Writing Series," which provides an opportunity for you to meet and hear contemporary Canadian writers read or perform their own prose or poetry. Instructors have included W.O. Mitchell, Bill Bissett, Anne Michaels and Rachel Wyatt.
· Graduates of the program include Nino Ricci, Governor General's Award for Fiction, Eliza Clark, shortlisted for the Giller Prize, Selvadurai Shyam, winner of the W.H. Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award, Jason Sherman, winner of the Governor General's Award for Drama and the Chalmer's Award for Drama, and poets such as Lorna Lush and Michael Redhill.
· BP Nichol Award – annual award given to an exceptional undergraduate student writer for his or her achievement in creative writing. BP Nichol was a winner of the Governor-General's Award, Fellow of Calumet College and professor emeritus of York's Creative Writing Program.
Chinese High School
· Minimum of one full-year of undergraduate studies
· Portfolio evaluation
· For more information, visit the Creative Writing program website.
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