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Our creative writing courses cover how to create a basis for future work, gain feedback from classmates and the instructor, fine tune your own voice and style of writing, as well as practice editing. Whether exploring creative writing, travel writing or writing for children you will learn the conventions of narrative craft and character development.

  •  Learn more about writing from well-established published authors.
  • Learn how to get your work published.
  • Understand the importance of research.

Creative Writing, Level 1
Discover how to use plot, voice, theme, setting and characterization successfully. Gain valuable feedback on your writing and discuss excerpts from a selection of successful published stories.

Subject code: XCRW 1000520 Hours. Fee $259 
CRN 30005
8 classesJan. 30 - Feb. 27
Feb. 2 - 23
No class: Feb. 16
7 - 9:30 p.m.
9 - 11:30 a.m.

Creative Writing, Level 2

Discover techniques for creating compelling characters, settings and plots, explore the freefall approach to writing, and discuss how to market your writing. Gain valuable feedback from others and hone your editing skills.
Recommend: Creative Writing Level 1 or equivalent

Subject code: XCRW 1000720 Hours. Fee: $259 
CRN 30321
8 classesMarch 6 - 27
March 9 - 30
7 - 9:30 p.m.
9 - 11:30 a.m.

Fundamentals of Scriptwriting
Dreamed of writing for film, TV or theatre? Learn about dramatic conflict, scene structure, dialogue and format - especially film format. Previous writing experience is not required.
Instructor: Daniel Libman: 50+ professional stage productions throughout North America; screenwriter of "Burned".

Subject code: XCRW 10003 20 Hours. Fee: $269+GST
CRN 306098 classesJan. 14 - March 18
No class: Feb. 18, Mar. 11
7 - 9:30 p.m.Mon.



Vivian Hansen  MFAssadata_ce_Vivian_Hansen
Vivian Hansen has published in many Canadian journals, in genres of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.  Her work includes A Bitter Mood of Clouds, and A Tincture of Sunlight (Frontenac House 2017).  Other work includes Angel Alleythe victims of Jack the Ripper, and Leylines of My Flesh (Touchwood 2002).  She is a member of The League of Canadian Poets, and The Writers Guild of Alberta.  She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.

Daniel Libmanssadata_ce_daniel_libman
Daniel Libman has had close to 50 play productions across Canada, including — in Alberta — the Citadel Theatre, Workshop West, Chinook, ATP, Lunchbox, and Quest. He's also been produced in L.A., Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and New York. His play Cecil & CleopaYtra has been optioned for a commercial run Off-Broadway. An actor in film & TV, Daniel also coordinates and teaches at Quest Theatre School.



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Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB   T3E 6K6

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