The Sooke Writers’ Collective has just released its second anthology, Works & Imaginings, which is now available for only $12 (locations listed below).
This second Anthology features an array of short stories, poetry, memoir and non-fiction from well-established authors to students and emerging authors published for the first time.
- A popular East Sooke author of dozens of juvenile novels offers a glimpse at a short story in A Y Dorsey’s “The Crossing Dance”
- Otter Point artist and poet D L Clay provides three delightful samples of poetry from the recently created chapbook On Location, featuring poems about Vancouver Island
- Emerging author and former blogger Rene Low shares his rich experience in the memoir “Shakespeare and Company”
- Noted local historical author Bart van den Berk expands on one of the fascinating characters featured in The History of Leechtown in “Tomo Antoine”
- Read the winning entries from Edward Milne Community School 2015 student writing contest authors Kara Lebold, Mikayla Scharf, Morganne Orchard, Jessica Thompson and Heidi Anderson.
- The Barking Dog Studio,
- The Reading Room bookstore,
- the Sooke Region Museum and
- Well-Read Books
- or order online at sookewriters.com – Sooke-area residents will receive delivery to their door!
Proceeds of sales go to support future EMCS student writing contest prizes, a 2016 anthology and future writing events for the benefit of the community. Look for our booth in upcoming local craft fairs or markets and watch for an event later in the Fall with live readings from local author members.
About Sooke Writers’ Collective
Before there was the collective there was the Sooke Scribblers, founded by Shirley Skidmore, providing members with writing talk, feedback and mutual support. The name changed to better identify the purpose of the group. The collective is for writers in any genre to provide community, support and writing practice for writers in the Sooke region (East Sooke, Sooke, Otter Point, and Shirley). The Collective also carries on the long standing Scribblers’ tradition of hosting a writing contest for students of Edward Milne Community School each year.
Sales from the annual anthology is one of the ways they raise money for the contest prizes. The work of the contest winners is included in the anthology. Membership is $20/year and includes publication in the annual print anthology and the chance for writing feedback and community.
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