Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.
In the year that I have had the pleasure to have Ayelet as a writing mentor/guide, she has been invaluable in helping me solidify the shape and direction of my narrative.
During that course and because of one of Ayelet’s assignments, I wrote “Father Hallowed Be Thy Name,” which was later published in in 2015.
I had sent it out after Ayelet told me that it was a strong piece and she loved it.
This list is incomplete - as we begin to take memberships, we will be adding institutional members to it, as well as listing other creative writing programs in Canada.
PLEASE NOTE: All institutional member schools' links will be live to their writing programs.Creative writing studies theories and methods on expressing thoughts, feelings and emotions by using the written medium, as opposed to simply presenting written facts.Students learn to use elements of fiction, character creation and plot development and, upon graduation, gain the opportunity to work as play writers, screenwriters, journalists and fiction writers.I feel very lucky to have encountered someone who took me so seriously as a writer this early in my practice, and I know that my classmates share that sentiment.She is as generous and fearless in her teaching as she is in her writing, and she just as enthusiastically dispenses clear, incisive criticism as she does unwavering support. Ayelet really shaped the piece, helping clarify the theme and warning me when I was making false or easy equivalences between disparate events.Our distinguished school has had over 300 alumni go on to publish books.We offer a broad range of courses and programs including an intensive writing week in the Summer Workshop and the opportunity to work on a book-length manuscript in the Correspondence Program.When it was accepted for publication, she talked me through on what to expect through the editing process. My classmates in Creative Nonfiction I became my classmates in Creative Nonfiction II, where we met a few other students who had taken Ayelet’s introductory course at a different time and wanted to learn more.When I enrolled in Ayelet’s Creative Nonfiction Master Class the following summer, every single person in that room was a former student there for her.Her writing has appeared in The New Quarterly, where she was the winner of the 2014 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest.She was a finalist for a National Magazine Award and One of my friends recommended Ayelet’s courses to me saying she was the best, so I took Ayelet’s Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction course at The University of Toronto.