What Are Vancouver's Biggest Contributions to Hollywood History?

Vampires Suck, But Twilight is Actually Pretty Good Kristen Frier, Photo Editor Let’s be honest, The Twilight Saga fed on the insecurity of young girls who didn’t fit the mold. The novels and films empowered teens to seek out older, stalker-y men who have an insatiable taste for human fluids and who they are powerless... Continue Reading

KPU Writing Students Read at Nonfiction Festival

Creative nonfiction is an umbrella term used to describe several new ways of narrative truth-telling. It isn’t composed in any one style, but combines elements of both journalism and creative writing to create some altogether new. To celebrate and explore new work being produced in the field of creative nonfiction, Canada’s Creative Nonfiction Collective Society... Continue Reading

Learn Something New This Summer

For KPU students who aren’t taking classes this summer, the days between May and September may include some rare leisure time. I always feel like summer is the best time to pick up a new skill or to get reacquainted with something you once loved, but I also easily get overwhelmed by all the ways... Continue Reading

Slamapalooza Crowns 2019 Champion, Assembles Team for National Festival

Note: The author of this article, Chelsea Franz—also known as Franz the Poet—is the new Slamapalooza Slam Master, and will be coaching the team throughout the upcoming year. KPU’s monthly poetry slam, Slamapalooza, held its final competitive slam of the 2018-19 year in the Surrey Conference Centre on May 15. The winner of the slam,... Continue Reading

John Singleton Taught Us About the Importance of Representation

As a writer, I spend most moments in my head, imagining and dreaming. What I see on screens has informed the way I conjure images; my mind often mimics the things I’ve seen in television shows and movies. It was alarming to realize that, because of the images I was absorbing, I spent a long... Continue Reading

Verses Festival of Words Invites Poetry Lovers to Experience the Boundlessness of Storytelling

Verses Festival of Words is an annual poetry festival that just completed its ninth year celebrating Canada’s slam poetry scene. The 10-day event ran from April 25 to May 4 and was held in multiple locations in Vancouver, mainly along Commercial Drive. The festival kicked off with Hullabaloo, the youth poetry slam. Teams from all... Continue Reading

Creative Writing Guild’s Filipinx Poetry Night Features Talent from KPU and Beyond

As host Tawahum Bige pointed out at the beginning of the night, literary events are often dominated by white writers. There will occasionally be a few token BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) writers added to the lineup, but even then, they can end up burdened by the weight of representation. Rather than lumping all... Continue Reading