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Programs & Courses
  • Learn how to express yourself in evocative, unexpected ways.

  • Build a diverse skillset that will open doors to new career paths.

  • Study with writers who love to write and publish.


Program At-A-Glance

Length of Study: 
Two Years
Liberal Arts Diploma

What People are Saying

Ryan Sesto
This group setting really sold the class for me. Being able to compare your writing with your classmates is an experience you cannot find in any other setting. You are given the power to express your own original ideas and see the value of your writing through many perspectives.
Ryan Sesto, Alumnus
I took CWRT 100 with Leesa Dean and it was one of the best and most influential courses I have taken. Leesa has an incredible knowledge of the subject matter and her passion is infectious. One of my favourite aspects - and where she went beyond just being a great instructor - was that she showed us what a writing community could look like and invited us in. I've never felt such empowerment to be an artist.
Fletcher FitzGibbon - runner up in KMC magazine's 2016 Fiction Contest, receipt recipient of a CKCA grant to write a novel
Mariana Caxambu
The course helped me to write in an innovative way, and it also provided a solid basis for me to think and analyze different types of texts more critically.
Mariana Caxambu, Selkirk College alumna
Roz Nay
The writing course at Selkirk rescued me.  I joined it when I was awash with new motherhood, and from it I rediscovered my love of writing, going on to complete a first novel as a direct result of the teaching.
Roz Nay, author of Our Little Secret,Winner of the 2017 Douglas Kennedy Prize for Best Foreign Thriller
Elizabeth Cunningham
I highly recommend Leesa’s creative writing course at Selkirk College to writers at all levels of their development, looking for inspiration and support in the ongoing challenge of learning to be an innovative, thought-provoking, and effective writer.
Elizabeth Cunningham, Creative Writing 2016-2017, poetry collection forthcoming with Ekstasis Editions