Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pearls book launch celebrates best work by Creative Writing students

Reading isn't just supposed to be about doing research for assignments or studying for exams. It's also about
being inspired, captivated, moved and entertained.

Take a break from the textbooks and pick up a copy of the 2014 edition of Pearls, an anthology that collects the best work Douglas College Creative Writing students have to offer.

"It is such a pleasure to put together this showcase of outstanding student writing," says Calvin Wharton, Chair of the Department of Creative Writing.

"I think readers will be surprised and delighted by the quality and variety of work in this year's edition."

Published annually and sold in the campus bookstore, Pearls features fiction, poetry, personal narrative and scripts written by students. The 2014 edition has 65 student contributors.

A book launch for Pearls 33-the title of the latest edition-takes place on Friday, March 21 at 7pm in the Studio Theatre on the Douglas College New Westminster campus, 700 Royal Ave., New Westminster. The event will include readings by students and an awards ceremony.

More information about the Creative Writing program is available here.