As befits its situation in the heart of the nation’s capital, the Department of English in the University of Ottawa is committed to a strong programme in Canadian literature and to the fostering of the creative community in Canadian letters. To this end the Department offers its expertise to aspiring writers through consultation and formal workshops. Within the Department an informal and lively community of writers and poets has developed in recent years; their enthusiastic sponsorship of such projects as poetry readings and literary magazines has greatly enriched the cultural life of the University and the community at large.
ENG 4398 A Workshop in Poetry
With 2014 writer-in-residence Phil Hall
This creative writing workshop focuses on the writing of poetry and includes a survey of literary magazines and other avenues for publication of finished work. The professor’s written approval is required for registration in this course. Students may apply to register by submitting up to ten pages of their fiction to Creative Writing, Department of English, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5. Students will be selected solely on the basis of aptitude as indicated by work submitted.
Portfolios will be accepted and considered for admission until the course is full.
Phil Hall won the 2011 Governor General's Award for Poetry in English, and the 2012 Trillium Award, for his book Killdeer. His most recent books are The Small Nouns Crying Faith (2013), and Notes from Gethsemani (2014).