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Creative Writing Reading Series presents Yusuf Saadi - November 17, 2020

CREATIVE WRITING READING SERIES  YUSUF SAADI  Tuesday November 17th, 2020 1:00pm – 2:30pm ZOOM:  https://yorku.zoom.us/j/91985528405?pwd=NDFJdkZ4c0pWeDcvRFlrRzlheGkxUT09 Meeting ID: 919 8552 8405 Passcode: 410008 Yusuf Saadi’s first collection is Pluviophile (Nightwood Editions). He previously won The Malahat Review‘s 2016 Far Horizons Award for Poetry and the 2016 Vallum Chapbook Award. His writing has appeared in other literary journals including Best Canadian […]

Former student, Yusuf Saadi, publishes first book of poetry

Yusuf Saadi's first collection is Pluviophile (Nightwood Editions 2020). He graduated from York's creative writing program in 2013, and won the 2016 Vallum Chapbook Award and The Malahat Reviews 2016 Far Horizons Award for Poetry. At other times, his writing has appeared in journals/anthologies including Best Canadian Poetry 2019, The Malahat Review, Vallum, Brick, Best […]

Creative Writing Program announces FW19/20 Award Winners

The Creative Writing Program announces 2019-20 President's Prizes and LA&PS Award Winners LA&PS Awards Babs Burggraf Award in Creative Writing - Teya Hollier bp Nichol Award - Rachel Kearney & Jackson Donnelly Judith Eve Gewurtz Memorial Poetry Award - Justin Vanek Sorbara Award in Creative Writing - Dante Nieuwold Stanley Fefferman Prize in Creative Writing - […]

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.