Creative Writing

Undergraduate Creative Writing Program requirements and courses. 

Graduate Creative Writing Program information: How to Apply | Admissions | Courses | Financial Aid

Why a Creative Writing MA in English?
  • It provides the intellectual context in English, Canadian, American, and Postcolonial literature that informs great writing.
  • UNB students have great success in obtaining SSHRC MA scholarships.
  • It makes for an easy transition to PhD programs.
  • The combination of a Creative Writing MA in English and a PhD gives you a far wider range of college and university jobs.
  • UNB offers a $10,000.00 scholarship to students who have a SSHRC MA scholarship.

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Current UNB Creative Writing Graduate Student Wins Malahat Review award!

February 6, 2015 - Congratulations to Rebecca Salazar who has won The Malahat Review's 2015 Open Season poetry award for her poem "Synaesthesia." Judge Jan Conn called it "a striking lyrical poem . . . that shook me awake."

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UNB Creative Writing MA Graduate Charmaine Cadeau Wins Relit Award for Poetry!

January 27, 2015 - Charmaine Cadeau (MA Creative Writing, 2003) has won the 2014 Relit Award for Poetry. The Relit Awards recognize the best of independent Canadian Publishing. Charmaine has won for her poetry collection Placeholder (Brick Books, 2013). 

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Congratulations to Creative Writing Alumni on Recent Faculty Appointments!

Stewart ColeCharmaine CadeauJames ArthurHolly Luhning

Stewart Cole (Creative Writing MA, 2006): University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Charmaine Cadeau (Creative Writing MA, 2003): High Point University, North Carolina
James Arthur (Creative Writing MA, 2001): Johns Hopkins University
Holly Luhning (Creative Writing MA, 2002): University of Surrey, England

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NEW Publications by UNB Graduates

Frances Itani's Tell

Frances Itani

Tell

HarperCollins, 2014

Claire Kelly Ur-Moth

Claire Kelly

Ur-Moth

Frog Hollow, 2014

Greg Bechtel's Boundary Problems

Greg Bechtel

Boundary Problems

Freehand, 2014

Sean Johnston

Sean Johnston

We Don't Listen to Them

Thistledown, 2014

Craig Davidson

Craig Davidson

Cataracy City

Doubleday, 2013

Wayne Johnston

Wayne Johnston

The Son of a Certain Woman

Doubleday, 2013

Matthew Heiti

Matthew Heiti

The City Still Breathing

Coach House, 2013

Darryl Whetter

Darryl Whetter

Keeping Things Whole

Nimbus/Vagrant, 2013

Catherine Greenwood

Catherine Greenwood

The Lost Letters

Brick Books, 2013

Adam Dickinson

Adam Dickinson

The Polymers

Anansi, 2013

Danny Jacobs

Danny Jacobs

Songs That Remind Us of Factories

Nightwood, 2013

Shane Rhodes

Shane Rhodes

X: Poems & Anti-Poems

Nightwood, 2013

David Seymour

David Seymour

For Display Purposes Only

Coach House, 2013

Chantelle Rideout

Chantelle Rideout

Sotto Voce

Frog Hollow, 2013

Naomi Lewis

Naomi Lewis

I Know Who You Remind Me Of

Enfield & Wizenty, 2013

Corinna Chong

Corinna Chong

Belinda's Rings

NeWest Press, 2013

Charmaine Cadeau

Charmaine Cadeau

Placeholder

Brick Books, 2013

Emilia Nielson

Emilia Nielsen

Surge Narrows

Leaf Press, 2013


Publications by UNB Graduates 

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