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English Student Association

The English Student Association (ESA) is a student-run association that hosts both academic and social events throughout the school year to enhance each English student’s experience here at Laurier. ESA acts as a voice and support for English students and we welcome anyone who has a passion for the Arts. Some of our events include ‘Meet the Profs’ night, study sessions, board game night, and this year we are introducing a trip to the Stratford festival. If you are interested please contact us at esalaurier@gmail.com.

Grand River Film Festival

Think about volunteering for the Grand River Film Festival held across Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge every October.

Film Society

The Film Society is a student-run association that hosts both academic and social events throughout the school year to enhance each Film student’s experience here at Laurier. The Society acts as a voice and support for Film students and we welcome anyone who has a passion for the Arts. Some of our events include ‘Meet the Profs’ night, study sessions, trivia nights. If you are interested please send us an email at wlufilmsociety@gmail.com

Graduate Students of English and Film Studies Association

Graduate Students of English and Film Studies Association (GSEFSA) is a communal structure for reading and analyzing the methodologies and rhetorical strategies of a variety of peer-reviewed articles under the general umbrella of English literature and film studies research. The group convenes to discuss these works to improve students' own professional writing practice. 

Writing Opportunities 

There are many opportunities to publish your work, both creative and non-fiction writing.

Laurier Publications

Writing Contests and Awards

Working with Writers

The Edna Staebler Laurier Writer-in-Residence (WIR) program is a three-month residency for Canadian writers, chosen through a national competition each year. During his or her time at Laurier, the WIR is available to meet with students to offer advice and feedback on their work.

The Department of English and Film studies also offers creative writing courses in fiction and poetry, taught by award-winning writers who are professors in the department.

Working as Writing Tutors

English students are encouraged to apply to work as tutors at the Laurier Writing Centre.

Contact Us:

E: English and Film Studies
T: 519.884.0710 x3257
Office Location: 3-120 Woods Building

Chair

Robin Waugh

Graduate Program Co-ordinator

Lynn Shakinovsky

English Program Advisor

Markus Poetzsch

Film Program Co-ordinator

Sandra Annett