The Langara College English Department offers a rotating selection of courses in five different genres of creative writing:

These courses typically involve intensive writing workshops, and are taught by instructors who are published and/or are active members of the local literary community. See below for current and upcoming Creative Writing courses being offered.

Students are encouraged to work towards publication of their writing in Langara’s W49 Magazine or other publications, and they are also encouraged to read their work at the English Department’s Strangers on a Train reading series.

All our Creative Writing courses are fully transferable to UBC and SFU. For information about transfer credit and articulation of these courses, please visit the BC Transfer Guide.

For more information, feel free to contact the individual instructors or the English Department Chair.


Creative Writing Courses for Summer 2020

English 2236: Creative Writing – Fiction

This course is designed to help students fulfill their potential as interesting and thought-provoking writers. By writing stories with strategically-designed plots and original characters, you'll be able to catch the imagination of both readers and publishers. We'll explicate a few stories by contemporary writers and then engage the tools they use to create our own, all the time exchanging ideas through discussion, workshops and a guest publisher. Readers and publishers are always looking for new and innovative writers, and you might be one if you have a strong and disciplined approach to creating your worlds.

Instructor: Trevor Newland tnewland@langara.ca | Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30-14:20
View Course Outline | Register for ENGL 2236 (CRN: 20657)


Creative Writing Courses for Fall 2020

ENGL 2236: Fiction – Daniel Poirier dpoirier@langara.ca

ENGL 2276: Non-fiction – Kathleen Oliver koliver@langara.ca

Creative Writing Courses for Spring 2021

ENGL 2256: Screenwriting – Aaron Bushkowsky abushkowsky@langara.ca

ENGL 2266: Poetry – Roger Semmens rsemmens@langara.ca