Kootenay School of Writing

KOOTENAY SCHOOL OF WRITING (KSW), the first writer-run centre in Canada, was founded in 1983 in response to the closure of the David Thompson University Centre in NELSON (see NOTRE DAME UNIV OF NELSON) and began operating in VANCOUVER the next year. Writers associated with the creation of the school included Tom WAYMAN, Jeff Derksen, Gary Whitehead, Calvin Wharton, Peter Cummings and Colin Browne. KSW offered courses in writing and other subjects in a workshop format, as well as publishing...

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