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Learn about our Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing!

Learn about our Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing!

You might not know this, but the Graduate Program in English is home to a unique Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing open to all graduate students, regardless of faculty affiliation or area of study.

Focused on developing students’ writing skills, the Diploma includes workshop-based courses in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, and a Capstone Project completed under direct supervision from York Creative Writing faculty and established professional writers.

You also needn't enroll in the Diploma to apply to our poetry or prose workhops. These seminar-based courses afford students opportunities to supplement their academic work with creative practices, learn about literary culture, gain insight into the publishing industry, or simply experiment with language and storytelling in a supportive, encouraging, intellectually rigorous atmosphere.

For more information, please feel free to email Pasha Malla, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing, via email:

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