Student Projects

  • Success to recent Creative Writing – Associate of Arts Degree Students

    Shaelyn Johnston, a former Creative Writing student at Capilano, recently took first place in the Aboriginal Arts and Stories award for her work of fiction, "Anishinaabemowin."  She was flown to Toronto for the June 9th award ceremony, held at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In the fall, she’ll again be feted, this time at the Governor General’s History awards in Ottawa. Congratulations, Shaelyn! 

    Austin Chisholm, a former Creative Writing student at Capilano, is being recognized for his nonfiction! His first published piece of nonfiction, “The Cure for Blindness is Telling It,” about Capilano Creative Writing Faculty member, Ryan Knighton, appeared first in Megaphone Magazine, was picked up and reprinted in the Tyee, and from there, his piece has been nominated for the Best Culture Feature at the International Network of Street Papers' annual awards. Congratulations, Austin! 

    Students affiliated with the Department of English and Creative Writing at Capilano University are dynamic contributors to campus life. They are closely associated with a number of web-based and print publications.  Here are a few samples:

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