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Creative Writing

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Explore the ways writing can drive social justice and environmental awareness. Create meaning through your writing and storytelling. You will take courses in speculative fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting and writing for the inclusive stage. You will develop a body of creative work that includes writing exercises, short creative pieces and a portfolio. 

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The program offers partial funding. All students are granted the Constance Rooke Scholarship, which provides a total of $12,000 in funding over two years. Students are also considered for the McClelland & Stewart Scholarship, the Edward Y. Morwick Scholarship, the Graduate Tuition Scholarship, and Board of Graduate Research Scholarships.

Students can also pursue opportunities to tutor at the Humber Writing Centre, teach creative writing to public school students, TA in creative writing classes at the University of Guelph, and teach creative writing at Guelph-Humber University Continuing Ed.

The program offers concentrations in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama/screenwriting, and hybrid/mixed genres.

The program hosts a reading series, professional panels, semester-long mentorships, and master classes at the Toronto International Festival of Authors. A teaching practicum is also offered in downtown Toronto schools through the Parkdale Project.

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