James Scoles

James Scoles Title: Instructor
Office: 2M69
Building: Manitoba Hall
Email: j.scoles@uwinnipeg.ca

James Scoles is the author of The Trailer. he holds degrees from Arizona State, North Dakota & Southern Illinois Universities & worked in over 90 countries. His poem "The Trailer" won the 2013 CBC Poetry Prize & his short stories are featured in Coming Attractions 13 (Oberon Press) & his writing has been nominated for The Journey Prize, the Pushcart Prize & both the Western & National Magazine Awards. He lives in Winnipeg, where he teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Winnipeg & also helps run a small, 120-year-old family farm.

Teaching Areas:

Creative Writing, Short Fiction, Poetry, Indigenous & Canadian & American Literatures & other world literatures


(F) ENGL-1000-003 English 1A

(W) ENGL-1000-010 English 1A

(F) ENGL-1005-050 Reading to Write

(W) ENGL-1005-002 Reading to Write

(F) ENGL-2102-003 Intro to Creative Writing

(W) ENGL-2102-005 Intro to Creative Writing

(W) ENGL-2603-001 Short Fiction

(F) ENGL-3708-001 Canadian Literature


CV2—“Indian Ocean Song" & “Scar Tissue”—poetry—Winter, 2020

The Malahat Review—“She got my heart”—poetry—Fall, 2019

Coming Attractions 13—“An Early Grey Cup,” “El Juego” & “Train Running Through”—three featured short stories, 54 pages—Oberon Press, 2014

En route magazine/CBC Books—“The Trailer”—CBC Poetry Prize—2014