Open Mic




The poster says it all! Make your way down and share your stories with us or sit down with your fellow writers and lend your ears to fresh inspiration. We’ll see you there ๐Ÿ˜‰

TSOW Reading

Ello ello! Hope everyone had a lovely winter break and managed to get their desired submissions in! We’re going through them now, so hold your breath ๐Ÿ˜‰ In the meantime, here are some snapshots of the TSOW reading last term. We’ve got some wicked events coming up this term, stay tuned!

Thank you for submitting!

Happy New Year, all!

On behalf of the TSOW team I’d like to thank everybody who has submitted to the 2013 issue of This Side of West.

We will be announcing our contributors very soon, and are excited to put together this year’s magazine!

We will also be announcing the theme of The 11th Annual Issue, so stand by!

Alex Hodgson
Editor in Chief
This Side of West


Submissions for Issue 17 are closed. Submissions will open at the end of our Editors’ Reading on Saturday, October 20th.

The event will be held at Hillside Coffee & Tea and begins at 6:30. Tickets are $10, available from This Side of West staff. A printed collection of the editors’ work will be available at the event for $10, as will past copies of the annual anthology.

Thank You & You & You

Thanks to all who came to the Editor’s Reading! We look forward to hearing your wonderful work as well, so keep an eye out for submission dates.

It’s one more week until reading break! What will you be writing about during your glorious free time?

Also, here‘s something funny for the week!

Tonight’s the night!

Ello all, don’t forget to come down and support your new editors tonight at the Intrepid Theatre at 7pm for the Editor’s Reading!

Ever get nervous before a performance? Afraid you might stumble on your words? (I sure am!) But worry not, fluency comes easily (or at least easier) when it’s about something you know. Trust your tongue to tell your tale.

Also, ever tried reading a map? Wouldn’t it be fun to go on an adventure and finally seek out that which you’ve been searching for? Well, given classes are still underway (not to mention those dreadful exams), watch Moonrise Kingdom to pacify your holiday hunger! It’s screening again at Cinecenta from November 4th to 6th, at 9:15pm. Directed by Wes Anderson, it’s a sure hit with adorers of his previous films. So take a break and be inspired by the woodsy bells and enchanting story.

Hope everyone’s having a good weekend!


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The staff page has officially been updated, so do acquaint yourself with the new team!

And be sure to attend the Editor’s Readingย onย Saturday, 3rd November 2012, at the Intrepid Theatre on Blanshard Street.

We’ll see you there!

A Night With Your Editors

To introduce you to our wonderful editors, you are invited to our annual TSOW Editor’s Reading.

Please join us at Intrepid Theater 1609 Blanschard Street.
Doors at 7, readings start at 7:30
Refreshments: Wine, Beer, Coolers

Admission is $4 at the door, all proceeds go to this year’s publication.

We hope to see you there.