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Creative Writing

Add the Creative Writing (CW) minor to one of the 24 majors in the BA or to a major in another degree program.


Creative Writing @ Guelph reflects the significant role that creative writing plays in our cultural life, from travel writing and blogs, gaming and journalism, to poems, novels and films. The minor sharpens students’ skills in expressive writing, and teaches you to situate your work within a broader context of local, global and historical creative texts. Workshops and a capstone seminar provide students with the opportunity to revise your work and develop a creative portfolio.  Study with some of Canada’s most celebrated writers including Dionne Brand, Sky Gilbert, Lawrence Hill and Judith Thompson.  

Seize the opportunity to study abroad through the field-school and semester-abroad programs in Cuba, Krakow, London, Nice, Paris or Shanghai to name only six.  You may also participate in exchange programs between the University of Guelph and universities in countries throughout the world.  

The BA Program offers a wide range of experiential learning opportunities which provide students with the opportunity for the practical application of knowledge in ways that are relevant to entering the world of work.

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