Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Creative Writing (CWRI)

CWRI 271  Writing the City  Units: 3.00  

This course is designed to enhance the craft of writing through the study of literature; it will consist of 50% literary analysis and 50% creative writing. Using the city as our point of departure we will examine and produce diverse portrayals of the urban environment in such varied forms as short stories, blogs, podcasts, fan fiction and poetry.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36S;84P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CWRI 272  Writing Memoir  Units: 3.00  

This course focuses on the writing and reading of memoir. It will involve a combination of writing exercises, workshops, guided readings, and several submissions of student memoir pieces for discussion and marking. A final polished memoir piece will be the major project for the term.
LEARNING HOURS 120(36S;84P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CWRI 295  Introduction to Creative Writing in Short Fiction & Poetry  Units: 3.00  

This practical course will introduce students to the workshop format., and familiarize them with language and method appropriate for this format. The course will focus on writing short fiction and poetry: students may concentrate on one form, or write a combination of the two forms throughout the term, in both assignments and workshop submissions.
NOTE Admission is based on writing samples.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36S;84P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Permission of the instructor. Note Admission is based on writing samples.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CWRI 393  Intermediate Writing in Prose  Units: 3.00  

A workshop course focusing on the writing and editing of short fiction, novels, and memoir. Students attempt several different approaches to the writing of creative prose, as well as the process of publication in both magazine and book formats.
NOTE Admission is based on writing samples.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36S;84P)
EQUIVALENCY CWRI 293

Requirements: Prerequisite CWRI 295 and permission of the instructor. Note Admission is based on writing samples. Equivalency CWRI 293.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CWRI 394  Intermediate Writing in Poetry  Units: 3.00  

A workshop course focusing on the writing and editing of poetry. Students attempt several different forms within the poetic genre and complete the course with a formal submission for publication in a magazine. There are lectures on editing, publishing, and public performance.
NOTE Admission is based on writing samples
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36S;84P)
EQUIVALENCY CWRI 294

Requirements: Prerequisite CWRI 295 and permission of the instructor. Note Admission is based on writing samples. Equivalency CWRI 294.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CWRI 397  The Literary Screenplay  Units: 3.00  

This course offers students an opportunity to learn the craft of writing for dramatic film. The class will be structured as both an academic seminar and a writing workshop. Students will analyze scripts, short stories, and films to prepare themselves for writing a dramatic adaptation of a story.
LEARNING HOURS 162 (36S;120P)

Requirements: Prerequisite CWRI 293 or CWRI 294 or CWRI 295. Exclusion ENGL 489 (Fall 2015; Winter 2017).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CWRI 496  Advanced Creative Writing  Units: 3.00  

This course is structured entirely around the creative writing workshop. The concentration is on short fiction and poetry, though memoir and creative non-fiction are options. There is intensive focus on publication and editing in a class-produced anthology, launched at the end of term with a public reading.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36S;84P)
EQUIVALENCY CWRI 296

Requirements: Prerequisite (CWRI 295 or CWRI 393 or CWRI 394) and permission of the instructor. Equivalency CWRI 296.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science