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Writing Creative Writing

Essays from the Field

Published May 2018


Essential and engaging essays about the joys and challenges of creative writing and teaching creative writing by a host of Canada’s leading writers.

Writing Creative Writing is filled with thoughtful and entertaining essays on the joys and challenges of creative writing, the complexities of the creative writing classroom, the place of writing programs in the twenty-first century, and exciting strategies and exercises for writing and teaching different genres. Written by a host of Canada’s leading writers, including Christian Bök, Catherine Bush, Suzette Mayr, Yvette Nolan, Judith Thompson, and thom vernon, this book is the first of its kind and destined to be a milestone for every creative writing student, teacher, aspirant, and professional.



Rishma Dunlop

Rishma Dunlop was an award-winning poet, playwright, essayist, and translator. She was a Professor of Creative Writing and Education at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Her publications include Lover Through Departure, Metropolis, and White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood.

Daniel Tysdal

Daniel Scott Tysdal is an award-winning writer and professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is the author of Fauxccasional Poems, Predicting the Next Big Advertising Breakthrough Using a Potentially Dangerous Method, and a poetry textbook, The Writing Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating Poems. Daniel lives in Toronto.

Priscila Uppal

Priscila Uppal was an internationally acclaimed poet, prose writer, and playwright. A York University professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, she was the author of Ontological Necessities and Cover Before Striking. Her memoir, Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother, was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize and a Governor General’s Award.

Book Details

May 2018
6x9 in
304 pp
May 2018
304 pp