Aaron Schneider

Assistant Professor


University College 2431
519-661-2111 ext. 85632

Office Hours: tba

I am a writer and literary publisher who has been teaching writing and communication at Western for close to two decades.


I write experimental prose and have begun exploring public art. I have published three books, the novella Grass-Fed (Quatro Books, 2018), the collection of experimental short fiction What We Think We Know (Gordon Hill 2021) and the novel The Supply Chain (Crowsnest Books, 2023).

I am currently at work on several different manuscripts, including a collection of experimental short stories called Death Drawings, a novel focused on climate change that plays with multiple, overlapping realties called Susan, Alan, and the Storm, and a queer counter history of the settler Colonel Talbot that interrogates the relationship between colonisation, writing and power with a specific focus on London and the history of Southwestern Ontario.  

In addition to my writing, I am the publisher of the literary journal The Temz Review, the chapbook press 845 Press, and the Writing Studies journal Occasus.

My research interests include creative writing, with a specific focus on experimental prose and hybrid forms; regionalism and regional history, specifically as they relate to creative writing and artistic production; literary publishing, particularly micropublishing; professional communication; science writing; speech writing; and oral communication.


I teach presentation and public speaking courses at both the graduate and the undergraduate level, including Speech 2001: The Major Forms of Oral Discourse and COMMMGT 9001A: Oral Communication; professional and science writing courses at both the undergraduate and the graduate level, including Writing 1031: Global Positioning: Introduction to Rhetoric and Professional Communication, Writing 2131: No Bones About It: Writing for the Sciences, and WRITING 9000 A: Writing Across Borders: Communicating in a Global Context; and creative writing courses ranging from Writing 1000: The Writer’s Studio to Writing 2520A: Write Now! Writers on Writing and Writing 2218F: To Make a Long Story Short (Introduction to Short Fiction).

I am happy to supervise creative writing theses in a variety of genres, including literary fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid writing, poetry, young adult, science fiction, and fantasy. I am also willing to work with students outside of these specific genres—contact me to discuss the project you have in mind.