Selkirk College writing students launch new anthology

Nine participating students, from both Nelson and Castlegar campuses, have also compiled their work in a self-published anthology

Writing students at Selkirk College are celebrating the end of the semester with a public reading of their works in Nelson tonight.

The wine and cheese event will be held upstairs at the Kootenay School of Arts building (606 Victoria Street) from 7 to 10 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend.

The nine participating students, from both Nelson and Castlegar campuses, have compiled their work in a self-published anthology — called Mouths of Many — which will be handed out free to everyone attending the event and will also be for sale at Otter Books.

Roz Nay, a graduating writing student and organizer of the event, said she’s excited to be part of the first Selkirk writing class to put out an anthology of their work.

“The idea is that future students will keep the tradition going,” she explained. “It’s a nice way to wrap up the semester.”

She said her classmates also experimented with publishing their work in an online magazine, noting that one of the writing instructors, Adrian Barnes, comes from the online publishing world and inspired the students to try putting their work out on the web.

“We’re trying different ways to get our writing out to an audience,” she said, adding that both the online medium and self-publishing are shaping the future of how aspiring writers will get their work to readers. “We might as well get comfortable with it now.”

Admission to the student reading is $10.

Just Posted

Touchstones gala celebrates the great outdoors

Breaking Trail will be held June 1

Richard Hill’s bird photographs at the Nelson library

‘Big and Small: Birds Found in the West Kootenay’ is on display through June

Energy efficiency session at the Nelson Public Library

Nelson Hydro customers who are seniors are now eligible for free weatherization upgrades

LETTER: Giveaway items becoming an eyesore

From readers Ron and Diane Baerg

Police say it’s “impressive” no arrests were made after Raptors celebrations

Toronto will play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors next

Social media giants in hot seat as politicians consider regulations in Ottawa

Committee members will also grill representatives from Facebook, Twitter

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Most Read