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Creative Writing


When searching for books in the KPU Library Catalogue, here are a few strategies:

  • Do a Keyword search using terms or phrases (put whole phrases in "quotation marks"), and if you know the title or the author of the book, do a Title or an Author search
  • If you find a useful book, click on the Subject(s) to get a list of subject headings that will lead to other books on the same topic.
  • If you already have a book or article on your topic, use its bibliography to find others on the same topic.

You can find more books through our Library Catalogue by searching the subject terms. See examples below:

Canadian Poetry

Canadian Poetry - British Columbia

Creative writing

Editing (Writing)

English language - Rhetoric

English language - Style

Feature writing

Fiction - technique

Motion picture authorship


Poetics - technique of poetry

Poetry collections

Short story technique

Short   Stories – collection of stories

Canadian Short Stories


If you don't have a particular book in mind, try browsing call number ranges.

PE 1408: Writing (grammar, style, some books on creative writing)
PE 1591 - 3235: Thesauri and dictionaries
PN 1996: Screenwriting
PN 3355 - 3383: Authorship, technique (creative writing)
PN 4775 - 4784: Journalism, technique
PN 6099 - 6120.95: General anthologies of poetry, drama, and fiction