Creative Writing After School

Creative Writing offers budding young authors, journalists, and poets the opportunity to power up their imagination alongside fellow young writers. Discover how to create, remember, find, borrow, and steal inspiration for stories, poems, memoirs, essays, comics, and more. Students will engage with the entire writing process: from idea to first draft, from analysis to revision. Students will learn how to use the written word to express meaning, subtext, character and emotion. Students will find confidence in their ideas, write their own complete stories and discover beauty in their words.

Your Educator – Ben Stephenson

Ben Stephenson is an internationally published author and artist, originally from New Brunswick. His first novel, A Matter of Life and Death Or Something (Douglas & McIntyre, 2012), was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, translated into Spanish and Romanian, and prompted CBC Books to name him one of ‘Ten Canadian Writers to Watch.’ He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from UBC. He has taught various art and writing workshops, and he helped to build Word Wrestlers, UBC’s creative writing summer camp for kids. As a teacher he emphasizes the value of experimentation, imagination, collaboration, and play, and loves learning alongside his students and stoking their natural curiosity. In his spare time you’ll find him making books, cooking, drawing, watching the Toronto Raptors, and skateboarding. His most recent book is a self-published collection of stories called Good Dog.

How much does it cost?

$1000.00  for each term enrolled

(mid-term enrollment offered at a pro-rated price)

When is it?

Mondays 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

What are the dates?

Term 1: September 6th – January 26th

Term 2: January 29th  –  June 14th

(This class is offered with anytime entry throughout the year)

What ages is it appropriate for?


What credits can be earned?



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After completing our enquiry form you will recieve a scheduled phone call to speak to our Intake Coordinator for further information on the course and registration process.