Employment + Partnerships
Our program has a relationship with the Humber Writing Centre: each year, the Writing Centre hires four Creative Writing MFA students to work as tutors for three academic terms. Remuneration is equivalent to that of a teaching assistant; however, all students complete their weekly hours assisting students in the Writing Centre, rather than grading papers outside of the classroom — as is the case for most teaching assistants.
The Parkdale Project is our teaching practicum offered in partnership with Parkdale Public School and Parkdale Collegiate. In the public school setting, MFA students develop and run six 50-minute workshops for Grade 7 & 8 classes. The MFA writing instructors work in small groups to co-design and deliver curriculum — each taking a turn as primary instructor. At the high school level, MFA instructors have the opportunity to work on their own to independently design and deliver two workshop sessions to Parkdale Collegiate students. At the end of the Parkdale Project young participants gather together to read aloud their writing, and receive a printed anthology of their creative work. Instructors receive an honorarium for their time.
For more information, speak with MFA Administrator Mahak Jain.
The Creative Writing Certificate is offered by University of Guelph's Open Learning and Educational Support in partnership with the University’s Creative Writing MFA program. This program has been developed for dedicated life-long learners and is a focused program of study resulting in a certificate. Students and alumni of the nationally regarded MFA graduate program are involved in course development and the teaching of these writing courses. The program is located on The University of Guelph campus in Guelph, Ontario and classes run in the evenings during the fall, winter and summer semesters.
For more information, please visit creativewritingatguelph.ca
The Humber Writing Centre
The Parkdale Project
Creative Writing @ Guelph