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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.

Fall Programs

General registration for fall programs begins September 1. This year, Burnaby residents will be able to access priority registration one day prior, on August 31. Registration is available online and by phone.

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

Children / Teen

Course: Start Date:  Online Registration: 
In Your Own Words: Shadbolt Creative Writing for Youth  October 6  Register » 
Making Stories  October 6  Full 
Prismatics: LGBTQ Youth Explore Community October 6  Register » 


Course: Start Date:  Online Registration: 
Creative Writing Mini Consultation October 4 Register » 
Manuscript Consultation  October 3 Register » 
Poetry Studio  October 4  Register » 
Shadbolt Adult Theatre Ensemble  October 4  Register » 
Wordplay: lists, letters & ephemera  October 8  Register » 
Writer's Workshop: Manuscripts  October 5  Full 
Writing a Memoir  October 6  Register » 
Writing in the Morning  October 5  Register » 
Open Studio: Creative Writing  Various Dates  Register »

Fine & Performing Arts Programmer – Literary Arts

Joel DeStefano
Phone: 604-205-3015

Meet our Literary Arts Instructors »