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Former student, Yusuf Saadi, publishes first book of poetry

Former student, Yusuf Saadi, publishes first book of poetry

Yusuf Saadi's first collection is Pluviophile (Nightwood Editions 2020). He graduated from York's creative writing program in 2013, and won the 2016 Vallum Chapbook Award and The Malahat Reviews 2016 Far Horizons Award for Poetry. At other times, his writing has appeared in journals/anthologies including Best Canadian Poetry 2019, The Malahat Review, Vallum, Brick, Best […]

Creative Writing Program announces FW19/20 Award Winners

Creative Writing Program announces FW19/20 Award Winners

The Creative Writing Program announces 2019-20 President's Prizes and LA&PS Award Winners LA&PS Awards Babs Burggraf Award in Creative Writing - Teya Hollier bp Nichol Award - Rachel Kearney & Jackson Donnelly Judith Eve Gewurtz Memorial Poetry Award - Justin Vanek Sorbara Award in Creative Writing - Dante Nieuwold Stanley Fefferman Prize in Creative Writing - […]

Creative Writing Student Wins Major Prize

Creative Writing Student Wins Major Prize

"York Creative Writing graduate Harpit Samra has won the 2018 Stony Brook Short Fiction Prize. Her story, "What Isolation Bred," written in York's program, was chosen from among more than two hundred entries from the United States and Canada. The judge, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Paul Harding, writes of Harpit's story: "'What Isolation Bred' is […]

New documentary digs deep into the ancestry industry

New documentary digs deep into the ancestry industry

The family history business is booming. English Professor Julia Creet explores the bigger picture behind the ancestry industry in her new documentary, Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family. Filmed in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Iceland, the documentary takes a look at people’s motivations behind the business of […]

York Creative Writing student wins Thomas Morton prize for Fiction

York Creative Writing student wins Thomas Morton prize for Fiction

IN THE NAME OF ME by JR Enriquez Amparado JR Enriquez Amparado grew up in Scarborough, ON. He is a Philosophy and Creative Writing major at York University. This is his first published work. In “In the Name of Me,” one slowly becomes aware of various planes that reveal an existence of perpetual schisms. The […]

David Goldstein launches new poetry collection

David Goldstein launches new poetry collection

Starting from the notion that every act of speaking is a translation between worlds, writer, scholar and critic Goldstein’s Lost Originals comprises a collection of elegies for a series of “lost originals” – objects, images and experiences whose ghostly traces can only be evoked through language. Click here for the complete story on yFile.

English and Creative Writing Professor Patricia Keeney pens two new books

English and Creative Writing Professor Patricia Keeney pens two new books

Long-time English and Creative Writing Professor Patricia Keeney has launched the first of two new books this fall with a standing-room-only reading at the Women’s Arts Association in downtown Toronto recently. The new book, a novel called One Man Dancing is based on the true story of a professional acting company in Uganda doing politically […]

Books by York prof, two alums and an hon doc shortlisted for GG Literary Awards

Books by York prof, two alums and an hon doc shortlisted for GG Literary Awards

The shortlist for the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Awards, announced Wednesday, features books written by York University alumni and faculty in both the fiction and non-fiction categories. In the non-fiction category, York English Professor Priscila Uppal’s Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother is vying for the $25,000 prize. This is the second major award her […]