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)
Film production, experimental film, drama, documentary, Canadian and queer media arts.

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)
Graduate Advisor, 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)

Frances Backhouse, B.Sc. (Alberta), M.F.A. (UVic)
Creative nonfiction, literary journalism, narrative approaches to writing about science and history, travel writing.

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

Erin Fisher, B.F.A., M.F.A. (UVic)

Patrick Friesen, B.A. (Hons.) (Manitoba)
Poetry, essay, cross-genre.

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

Christin Geall, B.A. (UVic), M.F.A. (Southern Maine)
Creative nonfiction, personal essay, memoir.

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.

Judith Pyke
Documentary Film.

Mallory Tater, B.A. (UVic), M.F.A. (UBC)
Poetry, fiction.

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

D. W. Wilson, B.A. (UVic), M.A. (UEA), Ph.D. (UEA)
The short story, the novel, screenwriting.


Academic & Professional Staff

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


Valerie Tenning
Department Secretary


Masters Candidates

Levi Binnema, B.A. (Alberta)
Poetry, short fiction.

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.

Elliott James, B.F.A. (Alberta)
Playwrighting, theatre.

Nicola MacWilliam, B.A. (Mt. Allison), B.Ed. (St. Mary's)

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

Tom Prime, B.A. (Western)

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

Kari Teicher, B.A. (King's College)
Fiction, poetry, playwrighting.


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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