The Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia is Canada’s oldest, largest and most prestigious writing program. We offer courses in eleven genres, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, on-campus in Vancouver or by distance education from anywhere in the world.

We are excited to be joining other prestigious universities offering online courses with new technology through the edX program. Currently, we are offering three courses focused on outlining, drafting, and revising your novel with award-winning faculty Nancy Lee and Annabel Lyon. Find out more at:

Over the next few years, edX will grow to offer courses in poetry, non-fiction and children’s writing. As a result, we will be transitioning away from the Booming Ground program, to offer students this new opportunity. As of December 2016, we are no longer accepting applications for this program. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the students and mentors that made Booming Ground such a fantastic program for over 17 years. We look forward to working with you over the coming year, and through edX in the future!