About Us

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The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba, the first institute of its kind in North America, is a place for creativity, for scholarly research into oral and literate cultures, and for making connections between the University and the community.  Opened in the fall of 2008, the Centre provides crucial support for students, faculty and community members who are working to create their own stories or who are studying the stories of others.  The Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture is an interdisciplinary, research-based facility that permits artists, scholars and students from diverse backgrounds to explore the transformative possibilities of the spoken and written word.

To view a video of our facilities, please click here

To view photos of our grand opening on September 10, 2008, click here

To learn more about our staff and steering committee, click here.




























CCWOC Director, Dr. Warren Cariou


CCWOC Coordinator, Tammy De Jong