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‘I like to get to the guts of my characters.’ – An interview with Eden Robinson, nominee for the Giller Fiction Prize 2017

Eden Robinson is a member of the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations. Her novel Monkey Beach was nominated for The Giller Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. It received the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Her latest novel Son of a Trickster is also nominated for The Giller Fiction Prize. Eden is an alumna […]

‘I Write About Things I Can’t Explain’ – An Interview with Marcus Youssef, Shortlisted for the Siminovitch Prize

Marcus Youssef is an alumnus of the UBC Creative Writing Graduate Program. He is best known for his work in playwriting, but also writes journalism, essays and fiction. Marcus is the recipient of many awards and he was recently shortlisted for the Siminovitch Prize. We caught up with him and spoke about what it means […]

STORYHIVE Awards $10,000 Grant to MFA Students

STORYHIVE Awards $10,000 Grant to MFA Students

  MFA students Bryce Doersam, Tyler Hein, Carter Selinger and Mica Lemiski have just been awarded a $10,000 grant from STORYHIVE to create a pilot for their web series, “Not Tubby,” which is about a cat’s potentially mistaken identity and its impact on a couple’s relationship. STORYHIVE has funded productions, supported filmmakers with mentorship and support from […]

More Awards and Nominations for UBC Creative Writing Students, Alumni and Faculty

More Awards and Nominations for UBC Creative Writing Students, Alumni and Faculty

The literary awards season continues and we congratulate MFA alumni Marcus Youssef (Theatre) and Peg Campbell (Film and New Media) as well as new adjunct professor Joanne Arnott (Literary Arts), who were honoured at the Mayor’s Arts Awards last night. The annual Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize 20 established and emerging artists from a diversity of communities. […]