Anna Leventhal

Anna Leventhal Title: Instructor

Anna Leventhal has a BA in English Literature and an MA in Communication Studies, both from McGill University, and is an MFA candidate at the University of British Columbia’s School of Creative Writing. She’s the author of the award-winning short story collection Sweet Affliction, and has published fiction and nonfiction in Geist, Maisonneuve, The Puritan, carte blanche, Lettres québécoises, The Toronto Star, the Montreal Review of Books, and elsewhere.

Teaching Areas:

Creative writing, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary criticism and analysis

(W) ENGL-1005-003 Reading to Write



Sweet Affliction. Invisible Publishing, Toronto/Halifax, 2014.
(contributing editor) The Art of Trespassing. Invisible Publishing, Toronto/Halifax, 2008.


"A Strong Family Resemblance." Maisonneuve Issue 79, 2021.

"Sugartown." carte blanche, Montreal, 2019.

"Seagull." Lettres québécoises, numéro 173, Montreal, 2019.

"Dans l'antre de Popolo Press." (trans. Bertrand Busson). Zinc 39, Montreal, 2016.

"L'Horloge." The Puritan Summer Supplement, Toronto, 2015.

"The Yoga Teachers." Minority Reports: New English Writing from Quebec. Véhicule Press, Montreal, 2011.

"Last Man Standing." Maisonneuve No. 40, 2011.

"Sweet Affliction." Geist No. 77, 2010.

"Notes From Cave 11." The Future Hygienic. PistolPress, Montreal, 2009.

"The Polar Bear at the Museum." The Journey Prize Stories 20. McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2008. First published in Geist No. 67, 2007.

"Making Do." Matrix Issue 81, Montreal, 2008.

"Partridge Poems: Spoken word artist Taqralik Partridge raps on why Inuit women fill her with awe." Shameless Magazine, Toronto, 2007.

"Scarlets and Cubans." Geist No. 61, 2006.

"The Politics of Small: Strategies and Considerations in Zine Preservation." DOCAM: Documentation and Conservation of Media Arts Heritage, Montreal, 2006.

"Making Airwaves: Community Radio Teaches Girls To Speak Up And Shout Out." Shameless Magazine, Toronto, 2004.