Michael Helm

Department of English

Associate Professor
Creative Writing Program Coordinator

Office: Calumet College, 320
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 20347
Emailmhelm@yorku.ca

Michael Helm is a novelist and essayist. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate fiction writing, poetry writing, and literature in programs in Canada and the US. He’s served on the faculty of the Banff Centre for the Arts, and as Snider Visiting Artist at the University of Toronto.

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His most recent novel, Cities of Refuge, was a Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize finalist, a Giller Prize nominee, and a Globe and Mail and Now magazine Best Book of the Year. His earlier novels are The Projectionist, a finalist for The Giller Prize and the Trillium Award; and In the Place of Last Things, a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book. His writings on fiction, poetry, and the visual arts have appeared in North American newspapers and magazines, including Tin House and Brick, where he's an editor.

Degrees

M.A, University of Toronto
B.A., University of Saskatchewan

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/EN2600 6.0  Introduction to Creative Writing LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/EN3600 6.0  Principles of Creative Writing: Creative Non-fiction and Mixed Genre SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/EN4610 6.0  Senior Prose Workshop: Fiction SEMR  


Michael Helm is a novelist and essayist. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate fiction writing, poetry writing, and literature in programs in Canada and the US. He’s served on the faculty of the Banff Centre for the Arts, and as Snider Visiting Artist at the University of Toronto.


His most recent novel, Cities of Refuge, was a Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize finalist, a Giller Prize nominee, and a Globe and Mail and Now magazine Best Book of the Year. His earlier novels are The Projectionist, a finalist for The Giller Prize and the Trillium Award; and In the Place of Last Things, a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book. His writings on fiction, poetry, and the visual arts have appeared in North American newspapers and magazines, including Tin House and Brick, where he's an editor.

Degrees

M.A, University of Toronto
B.A., University of Saskatchewan


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/EN2600 6.0  Introduction to Creative Writing LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/EN3600 6.0  Principles of Creative Writing: Creative Non-fiction and Mixed Genre SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/EN4610 6.0  Senior Prose Workshop: Fiction SEMR