Launch Party!

It’s finally here! Come celebrate the publication of the 9th issue of This Side of West, the UVic writing department’s undergraduate literary magazine.

+Doors at 7, reading starts at 7:30
+ Featuring readings from this year’s journal
+ Cash bar
+ Your chance to buy this year’s issue! (And it’s always best to buy at the launch ––– it has sold out at the launch for the past two years!)


12$ for admission + book

5$ for just admission

Congratulations to everyone selected for 2011’s issue of This Side of West!

This year we were inundated with top-notch submissions, and we want to thank everyone in the Creative Writing Department for sending us such awesome work! As always, it was no easy task selecting the finest. This year we’re publishing fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama by the following fifteen talented writers:

Alexa Gilker
Brittany Bates
Kayla Czaga
Roland Rasmussen
Lauren Clinton
Colin Fulton
Grady Mitchell
Bryce Bladon
Mikale Fenton
Geoffrey Line
Joy Fisher
Ben Laroche
Holly Romanow
Megan Welsh
Vanessa Stofer

Grad Reading 2011


Are you graduating from the Creative Writing department this year? Do you know anyone who is? Then come check out the TSoW grad readings on March 4 in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall!

Readers will include Eliza Robertson, Max Sussman, Lauren Clinton, Hilary Smith, Megan Russell, Meghan Bell, Emily Garland, Darius Kinney, Kayla Hart, Michelle Brown, Will Johnson, Katie Fritz and many, many more!

Bring your family! Bring your friends!

If you’re interested in reading, let us know. Any questions? Email Michelle at

See you there!

TSoW editors accepted to MFA Programs!

Congratulations to TSoW editors Emily Garland and Will Johnson, who have both been accepted to UBC’s Creative Writing MFA Program!

Also, congratulations to Eliza Robertson, former TSoW editor and writing superstar, for getting accepted into the University of East Anglia! Have fun in England!