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Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents Matthew Walsh on Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents Matthew Walsh on Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Matthew Walsh Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 1:00pm For Zoom link please contact Kimberly at kimberly@yorku.ca Matthew Walsh is a writer from Nova Scotia and an alumnus of York University’s Creative Writing Program. Their debut collection, These are not the potatoes of my youth, was published in 2019 and was a finalist for the Gerald […]

Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents David Chariandy on February 14, 2022

Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents David Chariandy on February 14, 2022

David Chariandy Monday, February 14, 2022 at 3:00pm For Zoom link please contact Michael Helm at mhelm@yorku.ca David Chariandy lives in Vancouver and teaches literature and creative writing in the department of English at Simon Fraser University.  His first novel, Soucouyant, was nominated for eleven prizes, including the Governor General’s Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.  […]

Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents Craig Santos Perez - January 20, 2022

Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents Craig Santos Perez - January 20, 2022

Craig Santos Perez Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 1:30pm WHERE: Virtual event via Zoom* *REGISTRATION REQUIRED Dr. Craig Santos Perez is an indigenous Chamoru from the Pacific Island of Guåhan (Guam). He is the co-editor of five anthologies, and the author of five books of poetry and the monograph Navigating Chamoru Poetry: Indigeneity, Aesthetics, and […]

University-wide Creative Writing Prizes - Call for Submissions

University-wide Creative Writing Prizes - Call for Submissions

Applications now open for University-wide creative writing contests The annual President’s Creative Writing Awards, the Lorna Marsden Prize for Creative Writing in French, the Daniel Whittaker-Van Dusen Prize for Emerging Poets, and the Richard Teleky Short Fiction Prize are accepting unpublished and original writing submissions. The President’s Awards and the Marsden Prize are open to […]

York alumna among prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize winners

York alumna among prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize winners

Canadian poet and York University alumna Canisia Lubrin was named one of two winners of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in poetry. In addition to a citation and award, winners of the prizes receive an unrestricted grant of US$165,000 to support their writing. Lubrin’s first collection of poetry, Voodoo Hypothesis, was nominated for the Gerald Lampert award, the Pat Lowther award and was a […]

LA&PS Creative Writing Awards Winners and Honourable Mentions for 2020-2021

LA&PS Creative Writing Awards Winners and Honourable Mentions for 2020-2021

Lorna Marsden Award - Dianna Eve Amiscaray - Winner/ Sara Youssef - Honourable Mention Babs Burggraf Award - Marlee John bp Nichol Award - Laura Bourbonnais Judith Eve Gewurtz Award - Ivy de Rege-Braga Sorbara Award - Michael Kayser - Winner/ Rachel Kearney - Honourable Mention/ Moboluwajidide Joseph - Honourable Mention Stanely Fefferman Prize - […]

President's Prizes in Creative Writing

President's Prizes in Creative Writing

Winners and Honourable Mentions 2020-2021 Winners Poetry - Maria Helena Rykov Short Fiction - Suhana Rampersad Screenplay - Abbie Henderson Stage Play - Sara Masciotra-Milstein Honourable Mentions Poetry - Michael Kayser Short Fiction - Daryl Bruce Screenplay - Ivy de Rege-Braga Screenplay - Taylor Levy

Creative Writing Professor, Pasha Malla, publishes new novel

Creative Writing Professor, Pasha Malla, publishes new novel

Douglas Adams meets David Lynch in this witty yet horror-tinged fable about one of North America's scariest inventions--the local mall. After writing a letter in praise of "malls," our eccentric narrator is offered a "residency" at a shabby suburban shopping centre. His mission: to occupy the mall for several weeks, splitting his time between "making […]