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:
TSoW editors Heike Lettrari, Hilary Smith and Robyn Cadamia all have work published in the new issue of The Warren.
See below for photos from the launch party, which included musical guests Rooney and the Minglers, Dreamboat and Pocket Knife!
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!
TSoW editors Jeff McCallister and Katie Fritz are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their lifestyle blog, Mosaic.
Check out the story in The Martlet HERE.
Grads of 2011,
Since we have such a talented year, and it’s been a while since the department did anything to showcase graduating writers, I thought we should reinstate the Grad Reading.
I envision it as being a three (or more, depending on how much interest we get) part reading, with each date showcasing a combination of genres.
It would take place in late March-early April, and would probably happen somewhere on campus (but we can decorate, to make it look swanky!).
If you’re graduating in 2011, and would be interested in reading, send me (Michelle) an e-mail at email@example.com. Myself and Will will be visiting 4th-year workshops in the next few weeks as well.
Hope to hear from you soon!
This Side of West
Three hours of photocopying over 200 submissions (and great ones, at that) has made me one tickled editor-in-chief! Seriously, I am thrilled and honoured to be a part of this talented, funny writing department.
We will be contacting those chosen to be in the journal by early February, so keep your phones close and your e-mails closer.
Also, keep your ears peeled for other fun events (first year reading! grad reading!), etc. E-mail me anytime, to talk about writing or anything else.
With love and gratitude and more love,
This Side of West
Bryce Bladon believes there is no such thing as a completely original idea.
“What makes it original, what makes it yours, is how you see it and interpret it,” said the fourth-year UVic creative writing student.
Former TSoW editor-in-chief Chelsea Rushton oversaw this issue of Island Writer, which features fiction by TSoW vice editor-in-chief Will Johnson.
Come out to Oaklands Community Centre on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 for a great launch party put on by the Victoria Writer’s Society.
The Warren’s launch party was on November 26 at Open Space Gallery, and it was a great night of music and reading. (Thanks to Liam Sarsfield, Amelia Nezil and Bryce Bladon, pictured above, for organizing an awesome event.)
TSoW editors Michelle Brown, Will Johnson, Katie Fritz, Jeff McAllister, Vincent Colistro and Meghan Bell read alongside former EIC Chelsea Rushton and Journey Prize finalist Eliza Robertson, among others.
Check out some pictures below: