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Faculty of Liberal Arts And Professional Studies

Writer-in-Residence Program

Writer-in-Residence Program

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) Writer-in-Residence program is aimed at supplementing existing Creative Writing courses by providing students with access to a working, professional writer for feedback and support. Additionally, the program is dedicated to engaging the broader community by developing partnerships with North York libraries, schools and community organizations to […]

Daniel Whittaker-Van Dusen Prize

Daniel Whittaker-Van Dusen Prize

The Daniel Whittaker-Van Dusen Prize for Emerging Poets is available campus-wide for students whose work explores, provokes, and challenges readers' understanding of the world. The prize was established in memory of Daniel, a philosophy graduate who wrote poetry that explored the absurdities of life in a precise and unafraid voice. Dan’s parents, Sheelagh Whittaker and […]

Richard Teleky Short Fiction Prize

Richard Teleky Short Fiction Prize

The Richard Teleky Short Fiction Prize is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student for a single, original, previously unpublished work of short fiction submitted as part of an annual competition. Jay Singer graduated with a bachelor's degree in English (Creative Writing) from York University in 1996. He also earned an MFA from New York […]

Why Choose English?

Why Choose English?

Explore the ways immigrants have shaped Canadian literary history. Think critically about film adaptations of your favourite novels. Learn about Shakespeare’s contexts and contemporaries. Read and debate the latest in literary experiments. Our curriculum enables you to customize a course of study that will expand your knowledge of familiar works and introduce you to new […]

Creative Writing Courses

Creative Writing Courses

Browse through the database below to explore courses that will fulfill certain degree requirements in the Creative Writing program. When registering for classes on the Course Timetable website, be sure to carefully read through the "Notes/Additional Fees" section of each course you select. Quick Links GPA Calculator Search Course Timetables Academic Advising Peer Support Decisions […]

The Lorna Marsden Prize for Creative Writing in French

The Lorna Marsden Prize for Creative Writing in French

The Lorna Marsden Prize for Creative Writing in French honours the best single creative work, of any genre, written in French by a York University undergraduate. Le « Lorna Marsden Prize for Creative Writing in French / Prix Lorna Marsden pour la création littéraire en français » est décerné pour souligner la meilleure œuvre créative de tout genre littéraire écrite en […]

The President's Creative Writing Awards

The President's Creative Writing Awards

The President's Creative Writing Awards recognize excellence in the categories of short fiction, poetry, screenplay and stage play. They are open to all York undergraduate students. Quick Links GPA Calculator Academic Advising Student Financial Services Fund Your Studies DARE Program Career Centre Competition Rules Eligibility Candidates must be full-time or part-time York University undergraduates. All submissions […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions we get from students. Please feel free to reach out if your question(s) is not addressed on this page. If a course is offered in multiple sections (such as 1001 3.0A/ 1001 3.0B.), may I take more than one section? No. May I enrol in a 4000-level course if I […]