James Scoles


James Scoles Title: Instructor


Now entering his ninth year teaching creative writing and literature courses in the department, his writing—creative non-fiction, fiction and poetry—has been published in magazines, journals and newspapers in North America and overseas. He holds degrees from North Dakota, Arizona State, and Southern Illinois, and he has lived, worked, and travelled in over 90 countries. He also helps run a small, 120-year-old family farm (the tractor is only 70 years old).

Teaching Areas:

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


(F) ENGL-1005-001 Intro to English: Reading to Write

(W) ENGL-1005-005 Intro to English: Reading to Write

(F) ENGL-2102-004 Intro to Creative Writing: Developing a Portfolio

(W) ENGL-2102-007 Intro to Creative Writing: Developing a Portfolio

(F) ENGL-2603-001 Short Fiction


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