Liesl Lafferty

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In May 2019, Liesl graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She studied screenwriting with Sharon McGowan and television with Jennica Harper. Liesl is a scriptwriter, story developer, and facilitator with Wet Ink Collective. Last summer, she story edited films by Martha Ferguson (France, Zimbabwe), Olena Fetisova (Vancouver, Ukraine), and Elissa Vann Struth (Vancouver). With enhancement of the online world due to the pandemic, she was able to mentor sixty writers from Alaska to LA, Nova Scotia to Vancouver Island, and Paris to Nigeria. In the theatre, Liesl is a playwright, dramaturg, and Jessie award-winning director, focusing mainly on creating new works.

  • Area(s) of Interest: Writers; Directors; Actors
  • Current Profession: Script Writer, Story Development, Workshop Facilitator
  • Company/Employer: Wet Ink Collective
  • Work References or Credits:

    Associate Professor of Creative Writing UBC, Bryan Wade, bwade@mail.ubc.ca

    Lecturer of Creative Writing at UBC, Sara Graefe, Sara.Graefe@ubc.ca

    Artistic Director Wet Ink Collective, Susinn McFarlen, reachsusinnmcfarlen@gmail.com