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‘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. […]

Eden Robinson, MFA Alumna, Shortlisted for Giller Prize

Eden Robinson, MFA Alumna, Shortlisted for Giller Prize

Congratulations to Eden Robinson, Creative Writing MFA Alumna, for being shortlisted for the 2017 Giller Prize for her novel Son of a Trickster. Eden, a Haisla‎/‎Heiltsuk writer, lives in Kitimaat, BC. This her second nomination for the Giller: her novel, Monkey Beach, was shortlisted in 2000. The Giller Prize is Canada’s largest literary award, at $100,000. The […]