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Paul Whittle

Paul Whittle


2021 Feature length screenplay in first draft

2021 CNF piece, “The Southsiders,” published in UBC COVID anthology

2020 Debut novel, A True Homecoming,” in first draft

2018 Fiction published in NQ “Young Americans”

2018 CNF piece in Breakwater anthology “" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">Best Kind”

2015 Residency at  “Writing Home,” master class at the Banff Arts Centre

2013 style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">Winner of the Writer’s Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Fresh Fish Award (for an unpublished manuscript of short fiction)

2012 Residency at Banff writing studio, working with Shyam Salvaduri

2009 Short listed (10 out of 1400 entries) for the CBC Literary Awards

2004 First Place Winner, short fiction," style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Competition (“Purity Sweets”), also a winner for


2003 Two poems published in Backyards of Heaven: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry from Ireland and Newfoundland & Labrador, ed. Stephanie McKenzie (Scop)  

Multiple short fiction stories in" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">NL Quarterly magazine and NQ online.





2018-2021 Teaching Assistant, UBC

Intro to creative writing, screenwriting, intro to fiction, Intro to CNF


Co-editor of two poetry anthologies:

Twig (Backroad Books, 1998) and With an Image of Grace (Backroad Books,1999)


 Literary Community

2014, 2007 Secretary, Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador

2006 Vice President, Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador

Member of The Writer’s Union of Canada (TWUC)


2016  - 2020 University of British Columbia (online)

Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing

Primary Genres: fiction, CNF and screenwriting


2010  Memorial University                                        

MA, English Language and Literature

Short fiction. Supervisor Larry Mathews. 4.0 GPA


1999   Memorial University                                          

BA , English Language and Literature, Dean’s List 

c/o Writers' Union of Canada
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
I write professionally in the following language(s):


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