Congratulations highlights!

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in featured alumni, success

January-June 2016


Kat Montagu, Winner of the “Women in Film Spotlight Award for Leadership in Education” sponsored by Capilano University Film Centre.

Sierra Skye Gemma, Nominated for the National Newspaper Award in Long Feature for “My Sexual Education” published in The Globe and Mail, results coming on May 27th.

Susan Olding, Shortlisted for a National Magazine Award in the essay category.

Richard Van Camp, “A Blanket of Butterflies” is nominated for an Eisner Award.

Richard Van Camp, “Night Moves” won the City of Edmonton Robert Kroetsch Book Award.

Zac Hug, along with Oscar winner Jim Rash won Best Writing Award for season two of “These People” at the Indie Series Awards.

Haley Cullingham, editorial work at Hazlitt and Maisonneuve nominated National Magazine Awards.

Danielle Daniel, her children’s book “Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox” is shortlisted for the First Nation Communities Read 2016-2017

Contest Wins

Shannon Rayne, 2nd Place in Prairie Fire’s Creative Nonfiction Contest. The memoir titled “Prairie Girls and Spring Rituals” will be published this summer.

Chris Evans, Humber Literary Review Short Fiction Contest, honorable mention.


Shannon Rayne, “What Stinks” poetry published in the Fieldwork issue of Room Magazine.

Shannon Rayne, “What the Racing Heart Knows” poetry published in the Spoken Word issue of Arc Poetry.

Shannon Rayne, “A Cafe on Main Street,” her response to Allen Ginsburg’s “A Supermarket in California”, was published in the spring edition of The Pacific Rim Review of Books and was read (not by her) at a conference in Europe this year as part of discussion on the new generations interpretations of the Beats.

Chris Evans, published in The Feathertale Review, Nashwaak Review, The Impressment Gang, The Maynard, and the anthology “The Speculative Bookshop”.

Jan Hodgkinson Redford, “End of the Rope: A Mountain Memoir” was picked up and will be published by Random House in the Spring of 2018.

Laura Trunkey, short story collection “Double Dutch” was published by House of Anansi, April 2016.

Ruth Daniell, edited the anthology “Boobs: women explore what is means to have breasts” and it was published in April 2016. This anthology includes many alumni and students including Miranda Pearson, Francine Cunningham, Nancy Lee, Sierra Skye Gemma, Nicole Boyce, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Emily Davidson, Janine Alyson Young, Dina Del Bucchia, Kelly S Thompson, Ester Griffin and others.

Brent van Staalduinen, novel “Saints Unexpected” was published by Invisible Publishing in April, 2016.

Brooke Carter, poetry collection, “Poco Loco” was published by Anstruther Press in March, 2016.

Laura Trethewey, “Vancouver’s other house crisis” article published by Hakai Magazine.

Michelle Good, poem “Defying Gravity” published in Best Canadian Poetry 2016.

Francine Cunningham, personal essay “Still, Small Voice” forthcoming in summer issue of The Malahat Review.

Francine Cunningham, poem “Conversation with a massage therapist” in The Maynard.

Brent van Staalduinen , CNF “Washed (Or, the Cleanest I Might Ever Be)” in the spring issue of The Puritan.

Natalie Morill, short story “Sirens” published in the spring issue of The Puritan.

Ellie Swatzky, short story “Burner Season” published in the spring issue of The Puritan.

Other awesome stuff

Shannon Rayne, Literary Journalism Residency at the Banff Centre this summer, she will be spending the summer researching and developing a feature length article in the area of women’s sexual health.

Richard Van Camp, just published his 20th book in 20 years!

Zac Hug, is now a staff writer on “Shadowhunters” the TV Show.

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