Literature

Local authors speak to the wild in all of us

Lorna Crozier and Brian Brett have a lot to say. In an interview with the two authors, the discussion ranges from dancing with parrots, to Nietzsche, to the dialects of…

What I want to tell Matt Rader goes like this

Matt Rader’s debut short story collection, What I Want to Tell Goes Like This, reveals the ways in which the past continues to influence our understanding of the present through…

For new poetry fans

An interview with John Barton and Chris Hutchinson

What is love?

“I have three very quick questions—no right or wrong,” he starts off. “Okay,” I say, feeling a little blindsided. This is not how most of my interviews start out. The…

Satisfied with dissatisfaction

UVic alumna Andrea Routley’s debut collection of short stories is entertaining and deeply affecting. Her voice is contemplative, always questioning assumptions or presenting alternative ways of thinking, and it’s fairly…

Writing workshops start early with Story Studio

Victoria’s Story Studio Writing Society is a registered charity that aims to help young people through the creative-writing process. Backed by book-lovers and a growing pool of dedicated volunteers, they…

UVic confessions hit bookstore

UVic students and alumni held a book launch at the UVic bookstore on Nov. 7 for their modern love anthology called: Campus Confidential. The book shares personal essays about students’…

Providing a safe space for storytelling

The feeling of seeing your art in print, the weight of it in your hands, the paper, the fresh-print scent, and the soft creak of the book’s new spine. This…

Ted Grant: Sixty Years of Legendary Journalism

Around 300 people filled the David Lam Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 27 for the book launch of Thelma Fayle’s, Ted Grant: Sixty Years of Legendary Photojournalism. The book launch consisted…