Concordia st paul offers a 100% online mfa in creative writing designed for people pursuing the life of a professional writer. If you are seeking a place that honors your andness-your individuality, your perspective, your interests, your questions and contributions-you will find it at concordia. Mfa in creative writing, university of iowa, 1997 ma in english, new mexico state university, 1995 bs in psychology, portland state university, 1992 background: a native portlander, kimberly knutsen is a graduate of the iowa writers' workshop she has an ma in english from new mexico state university and a phd in. The university needs to swallow its pride and take responsibility for the harassment culture that has permeated the creative writing department for so long. Sessional instructor office: ha329 phone: (780) 479-8481 email: jasminaodor @concordiaabca education and interests: ba (hon) comparative literature/ creative writing ma comparative literature (university of alberta) research interests: creative writing the short story contemporary canadian literature translation.
Two teachers at concordia university have been removed from their classrooms, just two days after the school's president denied hearing rumours of sexual misconduct within the creative writing program according to the student-run association case (concordia association for students in english), two. Canlit conversations – both online and off – over the past week have been dominated by news of sexual misconduct in the creative-writing department at montreal's concordia university while many of those discussions have been bleak, they've also inspired several authors to take action by offering their. Concordia's course matrix differs radically from ubc's in that at concordia graduate students are required to take literature courses as well as writing workshops (the 45-credit program consists of 12 credits in creative writing, 12 credits in academic english courses, and 21 credits of creative writing thesis) reflecting. In 2004 i was accepted into concordia university's undergraduate creative writing program early on i was fortunate to have professors and classmates who took interest in my writing, and i was exposed to new, exciting, and diverse writers i found a community, and while traversing its periphery i was excited at the.
Julie mcisaac said she isn't buying mike spry's blog about abuse in concordia university's creative writing program. Masthead editor-in-chief meredith marty-dugas is beginning her second year as editor-in-chief for soliloquies anthology she has previously worked as a poetry editor at soliloquies and a creative writing editor at spectra a student of english and creative writing at concordia, her work has most recently appeared in.
By studying language, literature, and expression at concordia, you'll benefit from direct exposure to the creative process and will learn to value a life of intellectual critical thinking, reading comprehension, writing, and communication are essential in pretty much any career field—not to mention in your personal life. See tweets about #concordia on twitter see what people are saying and join the conversation. Mordecai richler reading room with many of his personal effects bequeathed to concordia university, the writer's legacy lives on in a reading room in his name the space is designed to inspire creative writers, spark fresh ideas among students, and foster original research by scholars. Graduate program directors drs jill didur, and manish sharma, as well as creative writing program coordinator professor kate sterns will be giving a run- down of the graduate school application process and funding opportunities available to you two recent graduates will also be present to answer any questions you may.
A recent blog post by male writer mike spry is stirring up a lot of memories for me the stories of male privilege, domination, harassment, and abuse in concordia's creative writing program are triggering and exhausting for so many of us i'm up late, or early, one of the two, writing about this because i can't. Fast-track your skills in the company of other writers pursue your thesis with a professor whose expertise complements your area of interest take literature seminars that broaden your understanding of others' work and your own the literary culture you encounter will enhance every aspect of your development as a writer. The concordia cases are similar to a scandal that rocked the university of british columbia's creative writing department the former department head, award- winning canadian author steven galloway, was dismissed following a record of misconduct that resulted in an irreparable breach of the trust.
At least two former students in the creative writing program at concordia university in montreal have filed formal complaints of sexual harassment with the school against a professor who remains in the english department, cbc news has learned the allegations date back to the 1990s the two former. 11, just days after spry's blog post was published, julie mcisaac published her own essay, titled “and then a man said it” as a former concordia creative writing student and ex-girlfriend of spry's, she wrote that spry “not only permitted the culture of toxic masculinity that he rightly calls out, but he also. Fiorentino studied at the university of winnipeg until 1998 he then moved to montreal for further studies at concordia university where he received his bachelor of arts in english and creative writing (with honours and distinction) in 2000 he received his master of arts in english literature and creative writing in 2003 at. The toronto star reports that concordia university in montreal has launched an investigation into the culture that allegedly existed in a creative writing program that has produced many top canadian authors much of the concern surrounds the lifestyle of the late professor robert allen who in the 1980s,.