Shaelyn Johnston, a former Creative Writing student at
Capilano, recently took first place in the Aboriginal Arts and Stories award
for her work of fiction, "Anishinaabemowin." She was flown to Toronto for the
June 9th award ceremony, held at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In the
fall, she’ll again be feted, this time at the Governor General’s History awards
in Ottawa. Congratulations, Shaelyn!
Austin Chisholm, a former Creative Writing student at
Capilano, is being recognized for his nonfiction! His first published piece of
nonfiction, “The Cure for Blindness is Telling It,” about Capilano Creative
Writing Faculty member, Ryan Knighton, appeared first in Megaphone Magazine, was picked up and reprinted in the Tyee, and from there, his piece has been
nominated for the Best Culture Feature at the International Network of Street
Papers' annual awards. Congratulations, Austin!
Students affiliated with the Department of English and Creative Writing at Capilano University are dynamic contributors to campus life. They are closely associated with a number of web-based and print publications. Here are a few samples:
Check out the Creative
Writing program's home page for updates on THE LIAR and other student
publications. Follow THE LIAR on twitter @collectiveliar or subscribe to their website at www.liar.city
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