Dr. Priscila Uppal

Dr. Priscila Uppal

Priscila Uppal is a critically-acclaimed poet, fiction writer, memoirist and playwright. Publications include poetry Sabotage, Ontological Necessities (Griffin Poetry Prize finalist); novels The Divine Economy of Salvation, To Whom It May Concern; memoir Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother (Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and Governor General’s Award finalist). Time Out London dubbed her “Canada’s coolest poet.”

Creative Writing and Mental Health

Loft 2, Harbourfront Centre Main Building

We are experiencing a mental health epidemic in this country (that includes rising rates of depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders and illnesses). Creative writing can have a vital role to play in facilitating and fostering beneficial mental health strategies. Three writers and professors of creative writing will be discussing how mental health issues interest […]

Community Building / Le renforcement des collectivités Pedagogy / La pédagogie
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Ain’t No Pill Gonna Cure My Ill: Deconstructing the Medical Community

Loft 2, Harbourfront Centre Main Building

Can writing about health and medicine change the way we understand health and medicine and the patient experience? How does genre affect the ways in which we represent health and wellness or illness and what are ways that writers are challenging conventional representations and artistic renderings of what it means to be healthy in the […]

Craft of Writing / L’art de l’écriture
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Writing Creative Writing: Essays from the Field

Loft 2, Harbourfront Centre Main Building

Kick off the CWS by celebrating the launch of Writing Creative Writing: Essays from the Field. This event will feature remarks from two of the editors, Priscila Uppal and Daniel Scott Tysdal, and lively and informative micro-talks by a selection of the collection’s celebrated contributors, including Stephanie Bolster, Catherine Bush, Thom Vernon, Aritha van Herk, […]

Pedagogy / La pédagogie
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