Creative Writing

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, purpose in their work, and beauty in their words.

Your Educator – Curtis LeBlanc

Curtis LeBlanc was born and raised in St. Albert, Alberta. He is the author of Little Wild (Nightwood Editions, 2018) and Birding in the Glass Age of Isolation (Nightwood Editions, 2020). His fiction and poetry have been published in print and online, both in Canada and the United States. In 2010, he moved to Vancouver to pursue his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC. He recently completed his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC as well. During that time, he taught a wide range of topics to students at the elementary, high school and post-secondary levels, including English, Poetry, Fiction, Songwriting, New Media and Sports Writing. He loves adapting his lessons to students’ interests and opening the door to an array of materials and critical viewpoints. When he’s not working on his own writing, you can find him in the kitchen or reading his poetry around Vancouver. He’s also a huge hockey fan, with a special interest in analytics and sports culture, and has covered the NHL for a variety of publications.

How much does it cost?

$1000.00 for each term enrolled

When is it?

Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 pm

What are the dates?

Term 1: September 28th – January 25th

Term 2: 1st February – 14th June

What ages is it appropriate for?


What credits can be earned?



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To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
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