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Faculty of Arts & Science

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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Jennifer Kasiama
Jennifer Kasiama

Creative Writing

Jennifer Kasiama

“What is departure? What is the significance of departure within the context of contemporary Black life? What is a home? Many people have a hard time comprehending what home means to them. A deep sense of belonging is what it means to be at home. I... More

Naomi Chen
Naomi Chen

Creative Writing

Naomi Chen

“As a writer, I'm constantly exploring the intricacies of human relationships and behaviours, drawing from my own experiences and observations to create relatable and thought-provoking stories. I use humour as a tool to connect with readers,... More

Claire Diamant
Claire Diamant

Creative Writing

Claire Diamant

“To me, one of the subway’s most enticing traits has always been its ability to isolate itself from the outside world, the way things outside the train cease to exist for the half-hour commute. What do we become when pretence falls away, when we are... More

Hannah Eastman
Hannah Eastman

Creative Writing

Hannah Eastman

“sometimes i just like to write about crying ”

Blaine Thornton
Blaine Thornton

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Creative Writing

Blaine Thornton aka. 2023 OCAD U Medal Winner // Writer of Poetic Memoir Here's To Letting Go

“Here’s to Letting Go is a fusion of creative non-fiction and poetry that delves into my personal experience of being queer while unsheltered. Along with the pain and fear of this circumstance, there are also themes of love and healing. Through a... More

Matt Gardiner
Matt Gardiner

Creative Writing

Matt Gardiner aka. Matt Jonn Lewis

“I am presenting a release package for the album 'Paint A Lucky Picture' by Spirit Josh. Finishing and releasing this album has been about graduation, but not in the bureaucratic sense. It is about surmounting a mountain of ideas that were developed... More

Jaime Labelle
Jaime Labelle

Creative Writing

Jaime Labelle

Lia Watson
Lia Watson

Creative Writing

Lia Watson

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