Have you ever had a great idea for a short story but aren’t sure how to get one started? Or you’ve always wanted to write a novel and are eager for some tips on how to go about it. Or you’ve written some stories, a draft of a novel, or a true-life account and are ready to share your work with others and take your writing skills to a whole new level. Then you’ve come to the right place!
The University of Guelph is excited to introduce Creative Writing at Guelph, a new program of writing courses in a variety of genres and, for dedicated learners, a focused program of study resulting in a certificate. These new courses, open to all, will offer practical guidance in how to generate ideas, take that spark of inspiration to the page, advance your writing skills, and explore your creativity while offering advice about publishing and bringing your work to the world. Join a vibrant community of writers and readers and make creative writing a part of your creative life.
Creative Writing at Guelph is being delivered in partnership with the University of Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA program. Students and alumni of this prestigious and nationally regarded graduate program will be involved in course development and the teaching of these new creative writing courses.
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.