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Literary Arts

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Through poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction you can find your creative voice at Shadbolt Centre. Our Literary Arts classes offer opportunities to explore the written word at any age. Young writers learn to play with language teens can experiment with different forms and adults discover new possibilities within a supportive environment.

Winter Programs

Priority registration for winter programs begins December 1 for Burnaby residents. General registration for non-Burnaby residents begins December 4. 

Please use the links below to register online, or call 604-297-4440 to register by phone.

Children / Teen

Winter Programs:

Course: Online Registration: 
Spring Break: Just for Writers  Register »
Spring Break: Making Stories  Register »
Spring Break: Story Hive  Register »
Making Stories  Register »
Prismatics: LGBTQ Youth Explore Community Register » 


Winter Programs:

Course: Online Registration: 
The Book of Delights - a collaborative writing circle  Register »
Creative Writing Mini Consultation Register » 
Manuscript Consultation  Register » 
Poetry Studio  Register » 
Wordplay: lists, letters & ephemera  Register » 
Writer's Workshop: Manuscripts  Register »
Writing a Memoir  Register » 
Writing in the Morning  Register » 
Open Studio: Creative Writing  Register »

Long Term Programs:

Course: Online Registration: 
Shadbolt Adult Theatre Ensemble  Register » 

Fine & Performing Arts Programmer – Literary Arts

Joel DeStefano
Phone: 604-205-3015

Meet our Literary Arts Instructors »