Literature

Walter Moers and Germany’s dark fantasy

Germany boasts an extremely rich history in the literary genre of surreal fantasy fiction, and this history has had a distinct influence on literature worldwide. We have the Grimm Brothers’…

UVic Writing faculty reading brings students and professors together

Free food was involved. The seats were packed, as were the aisles. There was laughter and contemplative nods, much applause, and did I mention free food? That sold me. That,…

Tale-end of summer

Now that summer is over and there’s less time to read at leisure, it’s wise to do a little research on prospective reading material before investing your time and money…

‘Getting Rooted in New Zealand’

Imagine dropping the life you’ve come to know, leaving all cultural expectations behind, and hopping on a plane to go and live in a foreign land for a year, all…

Chief Bev Sellars shares her story of residential school

On Sept. 16, Chief Bev Sellars of Soda Creek First Nation will perform a reading from her book They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential…

Small room, small worlds, big stories

Bill Gaston and Marjorie Celona launch latest novels

Victoria shows poetic innovation

By year’s end, Victoria could have first youth poet laureate in Canada

About time, Writers Fest

Atmosphere is a necessary ingredient when planning literary events, and it’s tough to nail atmosphere without a well-considered location. Music sounds more like it should when delivered in established venues.…