Courtney Ward-Zbeetnoff

Courtney Ward-Zbeetnoff
Master's Candidate
Office: FIA 226

BA (Western)

Area of expertise

Creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, experimental, hybrid.

Courtney is a graduate of Western University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing. At Western, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Arts and Humanities undergraduate publications Semicolon and Symposium as well as the university’s Student Writer-in-Residence.

Courtney has a special interest in writing about mental health and chronic illness. Her work has been published in local and international literary magazines—including Prism International, Re-Side Magazine, ang(st) zine, Cold Strawberries Collective, and Polemical Magazine. She was shortlisted for the 2020 National Bridge Prize in Fiction and has been a featured reader with Poetry London and The Broken Spine Poetry Collective. Courtney has also developed and facilitated mental health writing workshops that teach people of all abilities how to use writing to cultivate mental wellness, which she has presented to school groups and non-profit organizations in BC and Ontario.