Faculty & Staff


Shane Book, B.A. (Western), B.A. (UVic), M.A. (NYU), M.F.A. (Temple), M.F.A. (Iowa), Stegner Fellow (Stanford)
Poetry, filmmaking, screenwriting, fiction, nonfiction, film/literature/visual art/music/dance of the African diaspora, comedy in film and television, the historical avant-garde, the essay film, documentary film, long-form narrative in visual storytelling, virtual reality, political theory, world literature, world cinema, poetics, philosophy, hip hop culture.

Maureen Bradley, B.A., M.A. (Concordia), M.F.A. (UBC)
Graduate Advisor, film production, experimental film, drama, documentary, Canadian and queer media arts.

Deborah Campbell, B.F.A., M.F.A. (UBC)
Creative nonfiction, literary journalism, memoir, biography, travel writing.

Bill Gaston, B.A., M.A., M.F.A. (UBC)
Fiction, creative nonfiction, drama for stage and screen.

Lee Henderson, B.F.A., M.F.A. (UBC)
Director of Professional Writing, WRIT 100 Coordinator fiction, creative nonfiction, the graphic novel.

Lorna Jackson, B.A., M.A. (UVic)
Fiction, short story, literature of sport, personal essay, writer as teacher, the agrarian landscape.

Kevin Kerr, B.A. (UBC)
Stage, screen, collaborative creation, site-specific theatre, multi-media performance.

David Leach, B.A. (UVic), M.A. (Queen's)
Department Chair, creative nonfiction, literary journalism, travel writing, magazine publishing.

Tim Lilburn, B.A. (Regina), M.A. (Gonzaga), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Poetry, the philosophical essay, the ecological essay.

Joan MacLeod, B.A. (UVic), M.A. (UBC)
Stage drama, dramatic monologue, television drama, and contemporary Canadian theatre.


Sessional Instructors

Stacey Ashworth, B.F.A. (UVic), M.F.A. (Texas)

Marita Dachsel, B.F.A., M.F.A. (UBC)
Poetry, drama.

Diane Dakers, B.Sc. (Guelph), M.J. (Carleton)
Fiction for young adults, nonfiction for children, journalism.

Rachel Ditor, B.A. (McGill), M.F.A. (UBC)
Developing new plays, dramaturgy, directing for theatre.

Connor Gaston, B.A., M.F.A. (UVic)
Screenwriting, directing.

David Geiss, B.F.A. (Regina), M.F.A. (UVic)
Documentary, animation, experimental, queer, film & video.

Annabel Howard, B.A. (Oxford), M.A. (East Anglia), M.F.A. (UVic)
Creative nonfiction.

Kirstie Hudson, B.A. (McGill), M.A. (Western)
Journalism, broadcasting, editing and media literacy.

Mark Leiren-Young, B.F.A. (UVic)
Humour and comedy writing, creative nonfiction, journalism, stage drama, screenwriting, television (drama, comedy, children’s and variety), animation, documentary and writing for radio (drama and documentary.

Amanda Merritt, B.F.A. (UVic), M.F.A. (St. Andrews)

Janet Munsil, B.F.A. (UVic)
Playwrighting, theatre directing.

Karen Rivers, B.A. (UBC)
Fiction for children and adults.

Devin Stark, B.Sc. (UVic), M.Litt. (St. Andrews)
Fiction, literary humour.

John Threlfall, B.A. (UVic)
Journalism, popular culture.


Academic & Professional Staff

Daniel Hogg, B.F.A. (UVic)
Screenwriting, film production, digital media.


Valerie Tenning
Department Secretary


Masters Candidates

Martin Bauman, B.A. (Western Ontario), Broadcast Journalism Diploma (Fanshawe College)
Creative nonfiction, digital media.

Alexa Eldred, B.F.A. (UVic)

Vaughn Gaston, B.A. (UVic)
Fiction, screenwriting.

Sarah Hamill, B.C.S. (MacEwan)
Creative nonfiction, memory, flash, personal essays.

Daniel Hogg, B.F.A. (UVic)
Screenwriting, film production, digital media.

Janet Munsil, B.F.A. (UVic)
Playwrighting, theatre directing.

Tom Prime, B.A. (Western)

Troy Sebastian, B.A. (UVic)
Poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, filmmaking.

Miles Steyn, B.F.A. (UVic)
Creative nonfiction.

Guochen Wang, B.F.A. (UVic)
Film production, screenwriting, cinematography.


Faculty Emeriti

Lorna Crozier, B.A. (Saskatchewan), M.A. (Alberta)
Poetry, essays, memoir. Art and the environment.

Jack Hodgins, B.Ed., (UBC)
Fiction, short fiction.

Margaret Hollingsworth, B.A. (Lakehead), M.F.A. (UBC)
Writing for the stage, radio, and screen; fiction, non-fiction.

Lynne Van Luven, B.A. (Saskatchewan), M.A., Ph.D. (Alberta)
Creative nonfiction, especially the memoir; print journalism, especially newspapers; editing and the creation of anthologies; nonfiction as a tool for social change, research into ageing.

Derk Wynand, B.A., M.A. (UBC)
Poetry, translation.


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