Chapbook to feature works by creative writing students

Two events in the next week will celebrate the publication of an anthology of works by third-year UWindsor creative writing students. The Windsor-based literary press Biblioasis is publishing Flood Room as a chapbook.

Their professor, Karl Jirgens, calls the group “excellent emerging authors” who worked on the editing, layout, and design of the publication.

“I am delighted that my students have risen to this challenge,” says Dr. Jirgens. “It’s remarkable what students are capable of achieving when granted the opportunities.”

He is doubly pleased to have the work recognized by a respected publishing company.

“I hold Biblioasis in very high esteem for building bridges between the community and the university, and through our English department,” he said. “Biblioasis Press has garnered an outstanding reputation nationally and internationally, so we’re honoured that our students have been provided this venue for their writing.”

Jirgens noted the department has also enjoyed success with Black Moss Press.

The double launch will take the form of two readings:

  • Friday, March 27, featuring Amanda Oliver, Izza Eirabie, Katerina Stavridis, Coryl Addy, Julian Del Bel Belluz, Carolyne Hess, Marta Soszynski, Christine Scott, Autumn Tousignant and Samantha Badaoa
  • Thursday April 2, featuring David Guttman, Nicole Clark, Cole Thompson, Sarah Goldstein, Grant Jonsson, Simina Banu, Ellie Hasting and Emily Dobson

Both events, free and open to the public, will run 7 to 9 p.m. at Biblioasis, 1520 Wyandotte Street East.