The Writer's Studio Launches emerge at VIWF
SFU’s Writer’s Studio Launch emerge at the Vancouver International Writer’s Festival
A group of emerging Vancouver writers will be launching an anthology of their work at the Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival on Sunday, October 24th.
The anthology, emerge, is published by The Writer’s Studio, a department of SFU’s Writing and Publishing Program. Participants in the award-winning creative writing program – which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year – work with mentors and working writers to develop their talent and become active members of Vancouver’s local literary community.
“Writing is a deeply solitary act, and yet we need the company of other writers,” says program director Betsy Warland, who has just launched Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing. In the studio program, people representing a wide range of voices and experiences come together to support each other’s development as writers.
The anthology, emerge, contains works of fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction, and at its launch the authors will give short readings that hint at the range of styles to be found between the book’s covers.