Nicola Harwood

BFA (Victoria), MFA (San Francisco)
nicola harwood
Surrey Office: Fir Building, D330
Surrey Campus: 604.599.2222 mailbox 9071

Nicola Harwood is an Anglo/Gaelic Canadian writer and interdisciplinary artist. She was born in Kelowna, BC, Canada which lies within the unceded territories of the Syilx speaking people of the Okanagan Nation. She has taught at San Francisco State University, the University of Victoria, Selkirk College and currently teaches Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts at KPU.

She is also a certified Inside-Out Prison Exchange instructor and has taught at the Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village minimum security facility on Sts’ailes territory. She feels honored to live and work on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen and Musqueam peoples.. Hay ce:p qa’. Thank you.

Courses taught

  • CRWR 1100: Introduction to Creative Writing I
  • CRWR 1240 / 3140: New Forms and Media: Networked Narratives
  • CRWR 3120 / 3220/ 4120 / 4220: Screenwriting and Drama
  • CRWR 3130: Creative Nonfiction: Writing from the Self
  • IDEA 3100: Creativity, Imagination and Innovation
  • IDEA 3301: Myth, Culture, and Creativity
  • Arts 3200: Inside-Out Prison Exchange

Areas of Interest

Collaborative creation, interactive media, sound installation, female voice, queer voice, collective theatre, feminist work, cabaret, comedy, community-engaged practice, youth theatre, prison education, queer, Indigenous and BPOC history, liberation and allyship.