Meet our May 2024 MFA grads

We’re proud to announce our most recent cohort of MFA graduates. To celebrate this significant accomplishment, we’ve compiled a special showcase to highlight the exceptional creative work produced by our graduates.

Our May 2024 showcase includes 19 MFA graduates with thesis projects in screenwriting, writing for television, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and memoir, including two memoirs created in graphic forms. These works carefully consider relationships – real and imagined – in the past, present and future to examine our understanding of ourselves.

Whether exploring how memory incited by loss can blur the lines between fantasy and reality, telling a coming of age story about a child with an incarcerated parent, sharing the varied lives of Punjabi Canadians in Vancouver, using graphic forms to write a letter to an unborn child, imagining the story of a female athlete forced to choose between family values and her Olympic dream, or offering a glimpse into the dynamics between an Indian filmmaker and their domestic worker, these graduates remind us to reflect on how our memories and hopes for the future can determine how we find value within ourselves.

List of May 2024 Profiles:

  • Ariane Anantaputri
  • Maanvi Chowdhary
  • PJ Sarah Collins
  • Paul Dhillon
  • Jess Goldman
  • Diana Gustafson
  • Gabriela Halas
  • Rame Ibrahim
  • Graham Kosakoski
  • Vivian (Xiao Wen) Li
  • Dayna Mahannah
  • Victoria McIntyre
  • Carlos Norcia Morais
  • Christina Nercessian
  • James Lord Parker
  • Dora Prieto
  • Susan Sechrist
  • William John Wither
  • Emi Sasagawa

About the Graduate Showcase

The Graduate Showcase is a highlighted section of our website featuring profiles of our MFA grads in support of their publication and production goals. We have two showcases per year – one for May graduation and one for November graduation. Each showcase remains available for a year.

Each profile includes a photo, a brief bio, and a summary of the graduate’s thesis project. Each profile also includes a contact function to allow agents, editors or producers to connect with graduates if they’re interested in knowing more about the project.