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Creative Writing

OCAD University's Creative Writing program is a hands-on, studio-based program about writing as artistic creation. Unlike other creative writing programs, students can blend writing with art and design studio classes at Canada’s biggest art and design university.
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Richie Evans
Richie Evans

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Creative Writing

Richie Evans aka. gutz

“everything strange, cloying, grabbing-at, pulling-in, struggling for breath ”

Nick Pico
Nick Pico

Creative Writing

Nick Pico

“Miggs, a dissolute teen, is forced to work at the old brick boarding house at Hieronymus Street, an emporium where oddities come to die. More

Reem Rizk
Reem Rizk

Creative Writing

Reem Rizk

“Dream Diary: Book One is Reem Rizk’s debut graphic novel, exploring the imaginative parallels between dreams and realities. Accustomed to her daily life working the Saturn Concert Hall venue, Nour finds herself reflecting on her own once-dulcet... More

Maha Jahangir
Maha Jahangir

Creative Writing

Maha Jahangir

“While dabbling in writing across fictional genres, what connects all of Maha's works is her penchant for characters with heart and romances with a heaping of angst; her upper YA romantic fantasy novel, REIGN, is alive with both of these elements.... More

Paige Burt
Paige Burt

Creative Writing

Paige Burt aka. January Paige

“An intimate debut collection of Poetry, Prose and Non-Fictional Short Stories, "Then,When,Once" explores the deepy personal themes of family relationships, trauma, romance and womanhood, inspired by the Indigenous concept of circular story-telling. ”

Zoe Oliveira
Zoe Oliveira

Creative Writing

Zoe Oliveira

“Throughout her work, Zoe Oliveira often explores themes of mental illness, grief, and the key little moments and joys that colour her characters' lives. In her novel, "Love, Emma", Zoe also explored complex family dynamics, her own... More

Daniela Perez de la Cruz
Daniela Perez de la Cruz
Ysabelle Manalang
Ysabelle Manalang

Creative Writing

Ysabelle Manalang aka. Ysa Manalang

“A coming-of-age magical realism novella, those who live takes place in a world where ghosts and wraiths run amok. It explores several existential questions, particularly: what, exactly, do young and new adults have hope for in an increasingly... More

Faaria Naz
Faaria Naz

Creative Writing

Faaria Naz

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