Course Description

You will have opportunity to hone your writing and editing skills through writing, discussion with peers, and 10 hours of mentorship with a published author. You will provide a pre-course submission within your chosen genre. The work in progress will be a minimum of 10-15 pages and will also include a learning agreement describing the project and the direction of the work. The submission must be received at least one month prior to the course start date. You will enhance your skills and understanding of the writer’s craft specific to genre, and produce a small manuscript of approximately 40-50 pages maximum length.

To register into this course, please call 403.220.2866 in the Calgary area or 1.866.220.4992 (toll-free).

Course Details

Broad Learning Outcome:

This will be a project-centered learning course.  You will work closely with a mentor to assist your writing process, who will provide you with close editing toward a final draft.  This draft may become a significant body of work toward a portfolio that can serve you well with a grant application or a query sample to a publisher.

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate risk-taking and experimentation with genre or category through effective writing skills and techniques, and a short reading from the project
  • Develop a portfolio of written creative work
  • Reduce the isolation that occurs for creative writers in developing a community
  • Apply editing and good writing practices to creative writing projects


Prerequisites: Completion of all 160 hours of core, genre and optional courses. This course is restricted to students registered in the Creative Writing Certificate  and is to be taken as the final course in the certificate.

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Asynchronous
Sep 17, 2024 to Dec 02, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $1,099.00
Reading List / Textbook
No Required Text
Section Notes

Prerequisites: Completion of all 160 hours of core, optional and elective courses. This course is restricted to students registered in the Creative Writing certificate program.

NO ONLINE REGISTRATIONS. To register, please call: 403.220.2866 (in the Calgary area) or 1.866.220.4992 (toll-free in N. America), Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Mountain Time.

Students are required to submit a completed Learning Agreement, Student-Mentor Agreement and pre-course submission (10-15 pages of the work in progress) within the chosen genre at least one month prior to the course start date. E-mail conted@ucalgary.ca for more information.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning are recommended to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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