Creative Writing Reading Series presents Alicia Elliott

Alicia Elliott is a Tuscarora writer living in Brantford, Ontario. She has written for Globe and Mail, CBC, Hazlitt and many others. Her essays have been nominated for and won National Magazine Awards, and her short fiction was selected for Best American Short Stories 2018, Best Canadian Stories 2018, and Journey Prize Stories 30. She […]

Creative Writing Student Wins Major Prize

"York Creative Writing graduate Harpit Samra has won the 2018 Stony Brook Short Fiction Prize. Her story, "What Isolation Bred," written in York's program, was chosen from among more than two hundred entries from the United States and Canada. The judge, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Paul Harding, writes of Harpit's story: "'What Isolation Bred' is […]

New documentary digs deep into the ancestry industry

The family history business is booming. English Professor Julia Creet explores the bigger picture behind the ancestry industry in her new documentary, Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family. Filmed in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Iceland, the documentary takes a look at people’s motivations behind the business of […]

David Goldstein launches new poetry collection

Starting from the notion that every act of speaking is a translation between worlds, writer, scholar and critic Goldstein’s Lost Originals comprises a collection of elegies for a series of “lost originals” – objects, images and experiences whose ghostly traces can only be evoked through language. Click here for the complete story on yFile.