Creative Writing at Glendon
Creative Writing at Glendon consists of two courses: an introductory course called Creative Writing (GL/ENG 3240) and its sequel Advanced Creative Writing (GL/ENG 4560). They are taught by a professional writer, Chris Dewdney, an award-winning author of eleven books of poetry and five books of non-fiction. The Michael Ondaatje Reading series is integrated into both courses providing students with extraordinary first-hand exposure to award-winning, bestselling authors. All participants complete the year with a portfolio of their work.
Graduates of Professor Dewdney’s previous creative writing workshops at York University include: singer/songwriter Steven Page, jazz musician Michael Occhipinti, novelist Jennifer Duncan, poet and fiction author Tim Conley, poet and publisher Jay MillAr, author Geoffrey Hlibchuk, poet and playwright Angela Rawlings, poet Michael deBeyer, screenwriter Steve McKay, novelist/journalist Kyle Buckley and poet Stevie Howell to name a few.
Augmenting the creative writing workshops is Poetry and Poetics (GL/EN 2643), a course that traces the evolution of poetry from the earliest origins of language in Africa, through the rise of literacy in Mesopotamia and then on through Greek, Roman and English poetry to recent times.