Collective launches second Anthology of written works

New anthology provides a fine collection of short stories, poems and other written works from within the Sooke community

A second publication has emerged this year from talented writers of the Sooke Writers Collective, known as Anthology Two.

The 113-page book features a collection of short stories, poetry, memoirs and non-fiction from well-known authors to students and emerging authors, all of whom are from the Sooke region.

Highlights include a short story from A. Y. Dorsey’s “The Crossing Dance”, from artist and poet D. L Clay, three delightful samples of poetry from the recently created chapbook, On Location, featuring poems about Vancouver Island.

The anthology also includes the winning entries from the Edward Milne Community School 2015 student writing contest, authors Kara Lebold, Mikayla Sharf, Morganne Orchard, Jessica Thompson, and Heidi Anderson.

Last but not least, noted local historical author Bard van den Berk expands on one of the fascinating characters featured in The History of Leechtown in “Tomo Antoine”.

Before the Collective, there was the Sooke Scribblers, founded by Shirley Skidmore, providing members with writing talk, feedback and mutual support.

The initial idea was to gather writers of every genre to provide community support and writing practice for all other writers in the Sooke region (East Sooke, Sooke, Otter Point and Shirley).

Readers can find Words and Imaginings for $12 at the Barking Dog Studio, The Reading Room bookstore, the Sooke Region Museum, Well Read Books and online at sookewriters.com.

Proceeds from the sales go to support future Edward Milne Community School student writing contests and a 2016 anthology.

The work of contest winners is included in the anthology. Membership is $20 a year and includes publication in the annual print anthology and the chance for writing feedback from the community.

news@sookenewsmirror.com

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vancouver Island dance classes billed as female empowerment tool

New Comox Valley business focuses on ‘promoting positive body image’

Duncan’s Big Stick lights up red to signal COVID’s devastation of the arts

“COVID-19 has been truly devastating to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre”

Chorus expands online options to in-person rehearsal in Langford, Oak Bay

Free, non-auditioned SingYourJoy recruits those aged 16 to 29

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Bucket list: Mid-Island set to come alive with special drumming

Pair of programs scheduled to take place starting October

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre streaming new short film tonight

Standing By has been created and performed by Cowichan-raised actor Nicole Ratjen.

Voting now ready for Oak Bay’s Arts Alive 2020 sculptures

Audio and written descriptions posted for all 10 sculptures

Snuneymuxw artist brings aquatic designs to Nanaimo’s Beban Park pool

Work by artist Eliot White-Hill is being installed at the pool this month

Nanaimo musician plays all instruments on DIY debut album

Jamie Penner releasing guitar-centric instrumental record ‘Out of Curiosity’

Hospice worker and patient butt heads in upcoming Nanaimo theatre production

Yellow Point Drama Group presents ‘Grace and Glorie’ at Cedar Community Hall

Most Read