part-time

Prof. Bill Fledderus

Adjunct Lecturer in English


Email: bfledderus@redeemer.ca

Programs: English – Writing

Education

M.A. (1995), English/Creative Writing, University of Alberta
Thesis title: The Artificial Insemination Crew and Other Stories. Includes a Select Bibliography of Dutch Calvinist Fiction and Poetry as well as an Appendix: Reading List and Influences.

B.C.S. Hons (1992), English and French, Redeemer University College

Diplôme d’Études de Civilisation Française (1992), option littéraire, Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne

Courses

  • Journalistic Writing I: Reporting and Newswriting (ENG-304)
  • Journalistic Writing II: Column and Opinion Writing (ENG-305)

About

Bill Fledderus is senior publications editor at The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, where he edits Faith Today: Canada’s Christian magazine and helps with a variety of other communications ranging from social media and website content for TheEFC.ca, FaithToday.ca and Christianity.ca to the youth magazine Love Is Moving to French content at Actions évangéliques and Vivre sa foi. He has taught writing courses at Redeemer University since 2007, focusing initially on creative writing (essays, fiction and poetry) and since 2014 on news writing and opinion writing. He has served on leadership teams at several Christian writing and publishing associations. He lives in Hamilton.

Research Interests

  • Creative Writing
  • Journalism
  • Contemporary North American Fiction
  • Editing
  • Contemporary North American Poetry

Recent Publications

Edited Our Evangelical Faith by Victor Shepherd. Toronto: Clements Publishing, 2006.

“‘The English Patient Reposed on His Bed Like a [Fisher?] King’: Elements of Grail Romance in Ondaatje’s The English Patient.” Studies in Canadian Literature 22.1 (1997): 19-54. Reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism vol. 180. Ed. Janet Witalec. Detroit: Gale, 2003.

More than 100 journalistic articles in Faith TodayChristianWeekThe Banner and other periodicals.

Professional Memberships and Associations

Canadian Christian Communicators Association
The Word Guild

Professional Experience

Senior editor of Faith Today magazine; senior publications editor, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Markham, ON, 2000-present.

Community Involvement

Leader of seminars and courses such as “Basics of Fiction,” “Effective Newswriting,” “Writing Features for Periodicals” and “Magazines: Why and How to Write for Them,” at various Christian conferences and high schools, 2003-present.

Relevant Links

www.faithtoday.ca
www.evangelicalfellowship.ca