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Van Camp's World

May 22, 2019 - The Torch

Writing grad and storyteller extraordinaire Richard Van Camp (BFA ’97) is back with a new book, Moccasin Square Gardens—a title referring to the nickname for a dance hall in Fort Smith, NWT, where the author grew up.

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Paean to the Prairies

May 22, 2019 - The Torch

Dion Manastyrski studied biology at UVic, where he honed research skills, and he has years of experience in photography and publishing. He drew on these talents to create Prairie Sunset: A Story of Change, a hefty art book with pages of photos and first-person narratives telling the story of European settlement in the area.

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A Cure for the Restless

May 21, 2019 - The Torch

Kelsey Ramsden is the author of Success Hangover: Ignite your next act. Screw your status quo. Feel alive again, released by Lioncrest Publishing last fall. It was written for people who accomplish their long-term goal—such as earning a degree or promotion—yet feel unsatisfied.

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Patrick Lane: Rest in Poetry

March 8, 2019 - The Ring

Award-winning poet and novelist Patrick Lane passed away on March 7 at age 79, the result of a heart attack. His publisher, McClelland & Stewart, made the announcement, calling Lane “one of Canada's most renowned writers” —a claim few would refute. His passing made headlines in media outlets nationwide.

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A second Giller Prize for Esi Edugyan

November 23, 2018 - The Ring

Internationally acclaimed UVic writing alumna Esi Edugyan has won the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her latest novel, Washington Black. Edugyan wins $100,000 on this, the 25th anniversary of Canada’s richest literary award—and also earns the distinction of being one of only three authors to twice win the Giller Prize, alongside M.G. Vassanji and Alice Munro.

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"on the Verge" writing contest

November 20, 2018 -

The annual "on the Verge" writing contest showcases and celebrates emerging UVic student voices with respect to equity, diversity and human rights. This year's theme is The Future. Students are encouraged to submit entries in the following categories: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and spoken word. Contest winners will receive cash prizes. Submit your entry by Feb. 1, 2019.

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