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Creative Writing Reading Series

The Creative Writing Program’s annual reading series offers students the opportunity to encounter exciting local and international writers working in a wide variety of genres, as well as editors, publishers and other professionals in the writing world. The series also invites creative writing graduates to read from their newly published work, and features a yearly faculty reading and conversation about how writing happens in the lives of published authors and students alike.

Upcoming Events

Literary Agents: A Q&A with Martha Magor-Webb

Jan 27, 2021 | 2:30 PM America/Toronto

A conversation with Martha Magor-Webb, a co-owner of CookeMcDermid Literary Agency, about the role of agents in literary publishing.

Literary Agents: A Q&A with Souvankham Thammavongsa

Feb 9, 2021 | 1:00 PM America/Toronto

Souvankham Thammavongsa is the author of four poetry books and the short story collectionHow to Pronounce Knife, winner of the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and a Time 100 Must-Read Books of 2020. Her stories have won an O. Henry and appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, NOON, and other places.

Past events

Steven Heighton

October 27, 2020

Danny Ramadan

October 27, 2020

Yusuf Saadi

November 17, 2020

Sara Peters

Naben Ruthnum

Phoebe Wang

Zalika Reid-Benta

Alicia Elliott

Susannah M. Smith

Shazia Hafiz Ramji

Pasha Malla

Adam Sol

Camilla Gibb

Canisia Lubrin

Ray Robertson

Michael Redhill

Marianne Apostolides

Karen Solie

Ann Eriksson

Liz Howard

Elio Iannacci

Derek Beaulieu

Penn Kemp

Aisha Sasha John

Alison Pick

Kilby Smith-McGregor

Chad Campbell

Michael Redhill

Joseph Boyden

Kamal Al-Solaylee

Will Kemp

Marianne Apostolides

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Iris Turcott

Anusree Roy

Joseph Pierre

Dave Bidini

Aleksandar Hemon

Ann Shin

Meaghan Strimas

Leigh Kotsilidis

Samantha Bernstein

John Barton

Christopher Doda

Ray Robertson

Ken Babstock

Miriam Toews

Jen Bervin

Barry Callaghan

C.R. Avery

Lorna Crozier

Barry Dempster

Leigh Nash

Andrew Faulkner

Daniel Scott Tysdal

Gary Geddes

Molly Peacock

Lesley Wheeler