On October 15th, 2015, you will be able to read an anthology of 36 new writers in emerge 15
For the last eight months The Writer’s Studio at SFU has been nurturing nine non-fiction writers, nine fiction writers, nine speculative fiction writers, and nine poets to share their unique stories with the world.
This year’s student production team has been hard at work, putting together the publication under the direction of:
Why should you care?
You are the most important person to us. You are our reader. We write for you. You are someone who roots for the underdog, someone who sometimes searches for meaning in the pages of a book. There is a magic and a shared space between us. Every word we have crafted is for you, and we hope you will take them in and we will come to a shared understanding.
Who are we?
We are the writers of The Writer’s Studio at SFU—a unique part-time creative writing program where emerging writers hone their skills while actively learning how to sustain their writing within the realities of daily life. We work in offices, hospitals, retail stores, coffee shops, and restaurants. You may not know our names yet, but one day you might. For now, you sit across from us on transit and you walk past us on the street.
Let’s face it, it’s 2015. The publishing industry has gone through the wringer. It’s a challenging time to be a writer, but it’s our passion. We write because we feel we have something to say. We write because we love words, or love to tell a story. We are people who are taking a chance on our passion. If you’ve ever had a dream, or you’ve ever wanted to be heard, then you’re not much different from us.
The emerge 15 writers hope to delight you with this blog, our fundraiser, and our publication.
We hope you’ll follow us along on our journey.