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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 […]

MFA Awards and Nominations

MFA Awards and Nominations

Congratulations to MFAs Carleigh Baker and Karla Comanda! Karla Comanda is the winner of the Asian Canadian Writers Jim Wong-Chu Emerging Writers Award, based upon her poetry thesis and work with Professor Emerita Rhea Tregebov.  She has been featured in LitFest: Edmonton’s Nonfiction  Festival. Her works have appeared in Contemporary Verse 2: Poetry Lives Here, Glass […]

Marcus Youssef nominated for Siminovitch Prize

Congratulations to MFA Alumnus Marcus Youssef, who has been shortlisted  for a Siminovitch Prize for playwriting, the largest national theatre award in Canada. The Siminovitch Prize awards its winner $100,000, rotating over a three-year cycle to alternate honouring professional directors, playwrights, and designers. Finalists get $5,000. The prize will be awarded at a ceremony on November 6 […]

Announcing the Fall 2017 Arnold & Nancy Cliff Visiting Writers

Announcing the Fall 2017 Arnold & Nancy Cliff Visiting Writers

We’re delighted to welcome a group of innovative and exciting writers to visit UBC Creative Writing this fall. Courtesy of the Arnold & Nancy Cliff Endowment, CRWR regularly brings working writers to visit classes and consult with students in our Minor, BFA and MFA programs. Sarah Glidden: October 3-11 Sarah Glidden was born in 1980 in […]