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Create the stories you wish existed

Learn techniques designed to enhance, encourage and enrich your writing in one of our many creative writing courses. Beginner to advanced-level courses available ranging in topics including novel and non-fiction writing, poetry, character development, screenplay and playwriting, writing for children and young adults and memoir writing.
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Creative Writing Information Session

This free information session is for those interested in taking Creative Writing courses or finding out more about our Professional Certificate in Creative Writing.

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Creative Writing

Professional Certificate

Learn core creative writing skills and develop your writing in the genre of your choice by focusing on electives in the areas of Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Stage & Screenwriting, Children’s Writing, Poetry, and/or The Business of Writing.

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