Convocation takes place on Thursday, November 24 at 9:30AM in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Continue reading “Congratulations 2016 Grads!”
Congratulations to alumna Eden Robinson, who was honoured for her contributions to Canadian literature with the $25,000 Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award. Robinson is the author of two novels, including the iconic book Monkey Beach and a short story collection. She will release a new novel, Son of a Trickster, in 2017.
Congratulations to our literary magazine, PRISM international. Colette Langlois’ literary fiction debut “The Emigrants”, first published in PRISM, was awarded the $10,000 Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize.
Congratulations to Creative Writing lecturer Deborah Campbell, who has won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for her book A Disappearance in Damascus. The annual prize awards $60,000 to the best in Canadian nonfiction.
In A Disappearance in Damascus, Campbell chronicles her friendship with Ahlam, an Iraqi refugee working as a fixer for journalists in Syria. Ahlam’s educational initiatives for refugees draw unwanted attention from the authorities and leads to her disappearance. She is later released from captivity and immigrates to the U.S. with her young children.
Welcome to our faculty and alumni joining the Vancouver Writers Festival this week: Deborah Campbell, Kevin Chong, Anne Fleming, Chris Humphreys, Anosh Irani, Amy Jones, Owen Laukkanen, Ashley Little, Kevin Patterson, Ellen Schwartz, Amy Stuart, Katherena Vermette, Fred Wah, Andrew Westoll, and Clea Young.
We’re especially proud to celebrate the New Shoots program with an event on Sunday, October 23, at 10:30 am, tickets $10. Featured writers include New Shoots students, plus Evelyn Lau and Kevin Chong. https://www.writersfest.bc.ca/2016/events/83-new-shoots