Welcome to New Shoots!

The New Shoots program sends UBC Creative Writing graduate students into Vancouver high schools to mentor teens in creative writing. Participants explore the craft, learn from an experienced writer, and even have a chance to get published.

Since the program began in 1985, we’ve worked with thousands of students, sprouting such critically-acclaimed writers as Evelyn Lau, Kevin Chong, and Wayde Compton. Our goals are to nurture creativity and grow a supportive artistic community that welcomes all. Learn more about us here.