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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.

Textbook required per course: visit the Cougars Campus Store and search by Term and Department (XCRW).

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 $269 
CRN 30005
 Online Jan. 27 - March 23

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: $269Not offered this semester.

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: $279+GST
CRN 30671
8 classes

Jan. 27 - Mar. 23
(no class Feb. 17)

7 - 9:30 p.m.Mon.


Vivian Hansen  MFA
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.

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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.

Jani Krulcssadata_ce_jani_krulc

Jani Krulc is the author of The Jesus Year (Insomniac Press, 2013), a collection of short stories. Recently, her fiction has appeared in several anthologies: Calgary Through the Eyes of Writers, Print(ed) Word, and The Calgary Renaissance.

Jani has an MA in English and Creative Writing from Concordia University and a BA (Hons) in English from the University of Calgary. She has taught creative writing for over five years, and has also held workshops at the Alexandra Writers' Centre and WordsWorth Writing Residency.

Jani is currently on the board of filling Station Magazine, and has served as its Fiction Editor. She is an alumna of the Banff Centre's Writing Studio and Summer Literary Series in St. Petersburg, and is a co-founder of Scribe YYC. She is at work on a novel.



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