Plus a conversation with Deepa Mehta & Shyam Selvadurai Date: December 7, 2023Format: in-person ONLYVenue: Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre Reception at CIBC Lobby: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.Main Event: Film Screening + Q&A: 7:00 – 9:20 p.m.
Shyam Selvadurai in conversation with Larissa Lai and Janika Oza Wednesday, October 25 | 1:30 P.M.McLaughlin College 014 Shyam Selvadurai Author of Funny Boy, Cinnamon Gardens, Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, The Hungry Ghosts and Mansion of the Moon. Janika Oza Author of the national bestseller, A History of Burning. Larissa Lai Author of nine […]
Friday, October 27, 2023: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm305 Founders College Lunch and refreshments will be served.To RSVP, please contact Prof. Lesley Higgins at email@example.com. All are welcome. Faculty and graduate students from all departments are invited to attend. The cross-disciplinary scope of the program is especially inviting. For 15 years, the Victorian Studies Network […]
Date: Wednesday September 13, 2023Time: 1:30pmLocation: McLaughlin College, 014 Shyam will read from his new novel, Mansions of the Moon, and will also be available for questions from the audience about his work and his residency. Shyam Selvadurai Shyam Selvadurai is the author of Funny Boy, Cinnamon Gardens, Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, a novel for young adults, and The […]
Wendy McGrath is a poet, writer, and visual artist living in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 Territory. McGrath’s writing practice embraces multiple genres—fiction, poetry, spoken word, and creative non-fiction. McGrath describes her writing as “Prairie Gothic” and gives voice to working class stories. McGrath holds a Master's Degree in English from York University and a Bachelor […]
Patricia Keeney, a long-time professor of creative writing at York University, has had her fourth bilingual volume of poetry published in France. The author of 10 books of poetry in English, this is Keeney’s eighth volume in another language. Keeney has also taught English and humanities at York for some 40 years. Selected and translated by […]
The Department of English is proud to welcome award-winning Canadian poet, Karen Solie, as our first ever Writer-in-Residence. Between January 7 and April 30, 2023, Karen will be available for manuscript consultations with York students, faculty and staff who are working on prose and poetry projects. She will also be holding a reading at the end […]
Matteo L. Cerilli, a York undergraduate student pursuing a BA honours with a double major in creative writing and professional writing from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, recently sold his debut novel Lockjaw. The novel is a multiple-perspective young adult horror novel corresponding to Stephen King’s IT and the hit television show […]
York University undergraduate students were recognized for their work in poetry, short fiction, and screenwriting at the annual Creative Writing Program Awards ceremony
The online ceremony held on May 24 honoured the 2021-2022 winning submissions. The event was organized by David Goldstein, creative writing program coordinator and associate professor of English, with support from staff members Kimberly Wilson, Rose Crawford and Marijana Gmitrovic. “The awards ceremony is one of the highlights of our year in creative writing. Having the opportunity to honour students from […]
Prof. Bruce Powe won the Media Ecology Association's annual Marshall McLuhan Book Award for The Charge in the Global Membrane. Read more about Prof. Powe's accomplishment on the McLuhan Gallery's website.