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Jordan Abel wins Griffin Prize for Poetry

Jordan Abel wins Griffin Prize for Poetry

Congratulations to Creative Writing MFA alumnus Jordan Abel, the winner of the 2017 Griffin Prize for Poetry. This $65,000 award is the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English. Jordan was awarded the prize for his collection, Injun, a work that probes issues of race and colonialism through the use of […]

Katherena Vermette wins $40,000 Amazon.ca First Novel Award

Katherena Vermette wins $40,000 Amazon.ca First Novel Award

Congratulations to Creative Writing MFA alumna Katherena Vermette, whose book The Break is the winner of this year’s Amazon.ca First Novel Award. This $40,000 annual prize celebrates debut Canadian novels. The Break tells the story of a Winnipeg neighbourhood in shock after a young Indigenous girl is sexually assaulted. The Break was featured in CBC’s Canada Reads […]

The Geoffrey & Margaret Andrew Fellowship in Creative & Performing Arts

We’re delighted to invite applications from promising emerging Indigenous writers from Canada for The Geoffrey & Margaret Andrew Fellowship in Creative & Performing Arts. This one-month fellowship includes travel to Vancouver between January-April 2018, accommodation at UBC, and a $5000 award. About 70% of the fellow’s time will be devoted to working on his/her/their projects and the […]

Summer Professional Development Day

Summer Professional Development Day

During this intensive one-day Professional Development workshop, you’ll take part in four sessions designed to inform, prepare and re-energize your career as a writer. Sessions include insight from Literary Agent Sally Harding, Editor Nina Pronovost and bestselling author Amy Stuart. Open to Creative Writing Students, Alumni and writers from the community. Sunday July 9, 2017 >> […]