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Literary Arts

Please note: If a class is postponed or cancelled due to extension of the Provincial Health Order, you will be contacted by City of Burnaby Staff.

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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.

Spring Programs

Priority registration for spring programs begins March 1 for Burnaby residents. General registration for non-Burnaby residents begins March 4.

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

Children / Teen

Spring Programs

Course Online Registration
Making Stories Full
Prismatics: LGBTQ Youth Explore Community Register »


Spring Programs

Course Online Registration
Creative Writing Mini Consultation Register »
Manuscript Consultation Register »
Open Studio: Creative Writing Register »
Poetry Studio Register »
Wordplay: lists, letters & ephemera Register »
Writer's Workshop: Manuscripts Register »
Writing a Memoir Register »
Writing in the Morning Register »

Fine & Performing Arts Programmer – Literary Arts

Joel DeStefano
Phone: 604-205-3015

Meet our Literary Arts Instructors »