Penguin Random House Canada and UBC Creative Writing Partner on New Scholarships and Writing Course

(Toronto) Penguin Random House Canada is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with the UBC Creative Writing Program. The partnership will include Penguin Random House Canada /Hazlitt-sponsored scholarships for the program, the creation of a new non-fiction course, and production assistance in publishing the UBC Creative Writing Program’s 50th anniversary anthology, Naked in Academe. The $75,000, three-year commitment will commence with the 2013-2014 academic year.

“The UBC Creative Writing Program has been the training ground for many of the country’s greatest writing talents,” says Brad Martin, President and CEO of Penguin Random House Canada. “We are very pleased to be partnering with the program over the next three years. The scholarships will help to nurture the next generation of Canadian writers while the creation of the new non-fiction course will offer important training and guidance into new opportunities available for writers. As the publisher of the award-winning online magazine Hazlitt, we’re very excited to be part of this new course. “

“UBC Creative Writing and Penguin Random House Canada have a long history together; many of our students and faculty have published with the company’s various imprints, and we see them as the leader in trade publishing in this country” says Steven Galloway, Acting Chair of the UBC Creative Writing Program.” Hazlitt is a terrific vehicle for our creative non-fiction students, and we are extremely pleased to be able to work more closely with everyone at Penguin Random House Canada.”

Penguin Random House Canada is Canada’s largest trade book publisher, and the Canadian division of Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House was formed in July 2013 and is the world’s first truly global trade book publisher, comprised of the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House around the world.