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Renowned BC Poet Lorna Crozier Comes to VIU for Gustafson Lecture and Reading

October 23, 2018

VIU’s Ralph Gustafson Distinguished Poet for 2018 is Lorna Crozier, one of Canada’s literary giants. She will participate in three events, including a free reading and a lecture that are both open to the public on November 7 and 8.  Sometimes it can be a risk to speak your mind, but Lorna Crozier learned early that writing poetry that matters means taking that risk again and again. ... Read more


Vancouver Island’s Ghost Stories Investigated

October 16, 2018

VIU Creative Writing student Shanon Sinn is fascinated by ghost stories –so much so that he wrote a book exploring some of the Island’s legendary supernatural tales. In The Haunting of Vancouver Island, Sinn investigates more than two dozen different ghost stories and supernatural events, including stories about VIU’s Malaspina Theatre ghost. From a headless ghost, to a lady who walks on... Read more


VIUPoints: 5 Questions with Kathy Page

September 7, 2018

Award-winning author Kathy Page, whose work has been nominated twice for the Scotiabank Giller Prize amongst other accolades, enjoys mentoring emerging writers as a Professor with the Creative Writing and Journalism department at VIU. As Chair of her department, she’s organized several events on campus that highlight the literary accomplishments of both her colleagues and students. On September... Read more


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