Groups & Events

Wordsmiths Online

Creative writers unite!

Currently runs online and resumes on September 28st, 2020.

Creative writers! Join us for this weekly get-together for camaraderie, creative writing exercises, workshopping and relaxed conversation about creative writing, poetry and storytelling! Writers welcome at any stage of and with any kind of creative writing (graphic novels, poetry, scripts, etc.)

Please e-mail for the link to the video chat room.

  • What: A club for creative writers–experienced or aspiring
  • Who: All students, regardless of experience.
  • When: Mondays, 4:30-6PM PST
  • Where: Online in a Bluejeans room
4:30 – 6PM PST every Monday


Foundation Writing Group

Theme: Multilingualism

The Foundation Writing Group theme this year is:

Untangle your confusion about academic writing – Harmonizing your multilingual voices in writing

Was writing your Midterm essay a tiring, frustrating, and confusing process?

Are you trying to grasp what everybody in art school means when they say “writing goes hand in hand with artmaking?”

Didn’t you apply to art school so that you could, well, make art? But instead you’re just writing about art?

If you answer YES to any of these questions, you’re not alone!

We are happy to invite you to the annual Foundation Writing Group with the theme Multilingualism to better understand and practice Foundation year writing alongside other Foundation students.

Whatever language you speak, we know that it’s never easy to speak up when you’re in a new place alone. You might need some help to navigate this new online academic environment.

Hosted by Thu, a multilingual peer tutor at the Writing Centre, this group is where you can raise questions you’re too afraid to ask in class, answer other people’s questions, or simply just to check in with other Foundation students about their writing process.

Thu is a peer tutor who has worked with plenty of multilingual and international Foundation students on various genres, from the Formal Analysis to the Exhibition Review. She was editorial staff on the first Foundation Anthology and provided mentorship for the 2020 edition.

Come in with questions, drafts, plans, ambitions, and humour!

Please e-mail for the link to the video chat room.

  • What: A group for Foundation students to practice and connect over writing, particularly (but not limited to) multilingual students
  • Who: All Foundation students, regardless of experience.
  • When: Thursdays, 12:30-1:30PM PST
  • Where: Online in a Zoom room


12:30 – 1:30PM PST every Thursday


MORE TO COME! We are working on some fun events this coming year. Please stay tuned through our social media accounts for any announcements!