writing

Review of Mistakes to Run With by Yasuko Thanh

Yasuko Thanh’s memoir, Mistakes to Run With, is a gritty account of her life as a teenage runaway. More than that, it’s a lesson in imagining people complexly.

WordsThaw winner: Skipping Stones

The WordsThaw Prize is a contest run by the Malahat Review, one of Canada’s most esteemed literary magazines. It offers emerging Victorian writers the opportunity to submit works in two…

Prestigious literary magazine celebrates Canada

On Saturday, Dec. 2, literary lovers gathered at Munro’s Books to celebrate a new edition of Granta, the prestigious literary journal based out of the United Kingdom founded in 1889…

UVic gets creative with virtual reality film ‘Knot For Sale’

Ever wanted to explore more of your favourite film? Virtual reality filmmaking has taken cinematic immersion to a new level, as audiences of Knot For Sale will soon discover. Knot For Sale is…

Journal launch celebrates UVic undergraduate writing

Writing is a solitary art — as a writer, I know that we, by nature, are shy, introverted creatures, often appearing only at night and very rarely in groups of more than…

Following Brian’s Bliss

I have a confession to make: I wasn’t one of Brian Hendricks’ better students. I didn’t film the outside of his house in the dead of night and drop the…

Events: February 6 – 22

ART  Saturday, Feb. 8 “RED” Get yourself in the loving mood with “RED,” an event at the Coast Collective Art Centre at 3221 Heatherbell Road. The afternoon will showcase red-themed…

They shoot, I write

I drew a hockey rink in my notebook. Underneath, on the same dotted lines that fifth-graders practice on, I described the play: “Naslund to Mo’, back to Naslund—he scores! The…

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…