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Our anthology: emerge

Book Launch and Reading

We're excited to support the launch of emerge 17 with a book launch and a reading. Please join us for these live events:

emerge 17 — Available Soon

Our latest anthology will be available in both print and ebook editions. You can purchase a copy online or at your local bookstore. 

Price: $20
ISSN: 1925-8267
ISBN: 978-1-77287-021-3 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-1-77287-022-0 (ebook)
Pages: 328
Size: 5.5' x 8.5'

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Synopsis

Drag kings and sea monsters, switchblade travellers and teacup ghosts—these stories and poems are a mixture of the mundane and the bizarre. Here you’ll find true tales of a son’s death and a girl’s first heartbreak, stories that range from the minutely personal to the transcendently universal.

Words are only words until the writer, like an alchemist, blends them with sweat and self-reckoning to create something out of the ordinary. A community of 62 writers combine their words in emerge 17.

emerge 17 includes contributions from TWS students mentored by Kevin Chong (Fiction), Eileen Cook (YA/Speculative Fiction), Claudia Cornwall (Creative Non-Fiction), Hiromi Goto (Speculative Fiction), JJ Lee (Creative Non-Fiction), Fiona Tinwei Lam (Poetry), Jen Sookfong Lee (Fiction), Betsy Warland (Poetry) and program director Wayde Compton.

emerge 16

Synopsis
Price: $20
ISSN: 1925-8267
ISBN: 978-1-77287-007-7 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-1-77287-008-4 (ebook)
Pages: 309
Size: 5.5' x 8.25'

Paperback:

ebook:

Synopsis

In his foreword to emerge 16, Raoul Fernandes, author of Transmitter and Receiver, says: “The writers in this anthology show such bravery and risk-taking. Sometimes it’s the courage to have a character commit a tragic irreversible act with a gun in a forest. Or... asking a simple question in a prose poem—is my blue your blue?—can be a startling move.”

emerge 16 includes contributions from TWS students currently being mentored by Kevin Chong (Fiction), Hiromi Goto (Speculative Fiction), JJ Lee (Creative Non-Fiction), Meredith Quartermain (Poetry) and program director Wayde Compton. New this year are contributions from students who completed the inaugural year of The Writer’s Studio Online (TWSO) program in June 2016 mentored by Eileen Cook (YA/Speculative Fiction), Claudia Cornwall (Creative Non-Fiction), June Hutton (Fiction) and Fiona Tinwei Lam (Poetry).

emerge 15

Synopsis
Price: $20
ISSN: 1925-8267
ISBN: 978-0-86491-385-2 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-0-86491-386-9 (ebook)
Pages: 186
Size: 5.5' x 8.25'

The thirty-six writers of the 2015 Writer’s Studio — under the mentorship of Kevin Chong, Hiromi Goto, JJ Lee, Meredith Quartermain, and Wayde Compton — present their work in the Studio’s fifteenth annual anthology, emerge 15. This year’s guest editor, poet and short story author, Matt Rader, welcomes you into the diverse and vibrant worlds they have created. Fiction and poetry, lyric prose and narrative non-fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, and steampunk: it’s all here.

Enter their stories. Linger over their images. Let their words delight, unsettle, nourish, stir, and entertain.

emerge 14

Synopsis
Price: $20
ISSN: 1925-8267
ISBN: 978-0-86491-386-5 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-0-86491-369-2 (ebook)
Pages: 176
Size: 5.5' x 8.25'

One book, 35 emerging writers. Love, creation, death, regret, discovery and terror, sirens, ghosts, monsters and humans.

This is who we are. These are the stories we tell. SFU’s The Writer’s Studio brings you emerge 14, an anthology of creative non-fiction, speculative and literary fiction and poetry.

Read us. Be moved.

Buy the book and get the ebook FREE
Only $21 (tax included)
Contact us to order your copy
E: write@sfu.ca
P: 778-782-9257

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emerge 2013

Synopsis

Price: $20
ISSN: 1925-8267
ISBN: 978-0-86491-345-6 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-0-86491-346-3 (ebook)
Pages: 168
Size: 5.5' x8.5'

Thirty-six writers. Four genre streams. One year of committed writing under our mentors, Jen Currin, Timothy Taylor, Hiromi Goto and Charles Demers, in Canada’s most unique writing program: SFU's The Writer’s Studio. From edgy and experimental to personal and reflective, these West Coast voices tackle dreams and tales of travel through lush landscapes of family history and love. Be the first to read this year’s writers as many past graduates have gone on to internationally successful careers and introduce yourself to exciting new voices you'll be reading again and again.

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Only $21 (tax included)
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P: 778-782-9257

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emerge 2012

Synopsis
Price: $20
ISSN: 1925-8267
ISBN: 978-0-86491-336-4 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-0-86491-337-1 (ebook)
Pages: 124
Size: 5.5' x8.5'

Flirt with a new landscape, find your inner voice, and discover a recipe for change in a newly published collection of diverse Vancouver writers.

Emerge 2012 is a dynamic mix of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction by writers in Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio. This eclectic anthology spans the gamut, including men who drive younger women to therapy, bee-keeping in the Nicola Valley, father-and-son psychics, a magical candy store, growing up Catholic in New Zealand, and 1950s South African race relations.

Quotes:
“It was my pleasure, as it will soon be yours, to read these contributions (still, I get the hipster bragging rights of having read them before you).” — Charles Demers, emerge 2012 guest editor.

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emerge 2011

Synopsis
Price: $20
ISSN: 1925-8267
ISBN: 978-0-86491-326-5 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-0-86491-328-9 (ebook)
Pages: 140
Size: 5.5' x8.5'

What do a sunburnt ass, the 1898 New Westminster fire, a dogfish woman, and unrest and a ghost in 1930's China have in common? They're all in emerge 2011, the newest student anthology from The Writer's Studio.

Twenty-six fresh and authentic Canadian literary voices tackle the spectrum of human experience in emerge 2011. Ideas, vast and varied in content, style, and message, lift off the pages of this highly anticipated collection of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

You'll meet Canada's newest writers, and you'll be happy you met. Their talent is unparalleled, and their stories will make you want to read more.

Quotes:
"There is something for everyone—each entry a small journey we share with the writer, the characters, the words … Marvellous!" — Hiromi Goto, emerge 2011 guest editor

"Imagine sitting in a near-to-capacity room listening to 26 writers giving a short reading from their writing. You anticipate an endurance test, but instead, the time flies by. You discover that you don't want it to end. This is what the emerge launch and reading has been like each year: every writer captivates you. So will this anthology." — Betsy Warland, director of The Writer's Studio


Buy the book and get the ebook FREE

Only $21 (tax included)
Contact us to order your copy
E: write@sfu.ca
P: 778-782-9257

Get the ebook:
Amazon
Kobo