Dr Darryll Whetters

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn from an expert. Dr Darryl Whetter, who will provide a workshop in the Senior School Library next Monday afternoon for parents interested in creative writing. Click here to RSVP.

  • PhD (English), University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • MA (English & Creative Writing), University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • BA Honours (English/Drama), Queen's University, Canada
  • Diploma in University Teaching, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Dr Darryl Whetter is a novelist, poet, essayist, scholar, short story writer and critic from Canada. His first book, the story collection A Sharp Tooth in the Fur, was named a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of 2003. His novels include the multi-generational smuggling epic Keeping Things Whole and the bicycle odyssey The Push & the Pull.

His first book of poems, Origins, concerns evolution, energy and extinction. He has published or presented literary essays in France, Germany, Sweden, USA, Canada, England, India and Iceland. His book reviews have appeared in numerous papers, including The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The National Post, The Montreal Gazette and The Detroit Times, as well as on CBC Radio.

Prior to joining LASALLE, Darryl taught at four different universities in his native Canada, including Dalhousie University, where he was Co-ordinator of the Creative Writing programme, and the University of Windsor, where he was a member of the post-graduate and undergraduate Creative Writing faculty.

Darryl will have copies of one of his 2013 novel Keeping Things Whole for sale. Price $20 (Cash or Pay Lah) Click here for more details about the book

Another successful Coffee & Conversations session in the Senior School Library - Dr Darryl Whetter, director of the creative writing MA at Lasalle College of the Arts, provided an insightful workshop for parents interested in the writing process. He also worked with our English Faculty sharing great ideas for use in the classroom.

Dr Darryl Whetter working with the English Department