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October 2, 2018 | Roads & Kingdoms | Melanie Chambers
Made with egg and fire, served hot and neat
My guide and driver both sit on the wooden kitchen floor with me in a circle. “Are you ready for this?” laughs Rinzin, my guide. My driver holds his hands to his mouth and snickers. It seems like they are all in on a private joke.


September 15, 2018 | Canadian Cycling Magazine | Melanie Chambers
Pedalling Revolution in Cuba
We were two women cycling alone through the southern tip of Cuba. From the amount of attention we were getting, we might as well have been dogs dancing on our hind legs.


September 30, 2018 | FLARE
HowIMadeIt2018: Celebrating Canadian millennials with cool jobs
Lauren Chan, former Writing 2223F – Fashion Writing student and Canadian model and fashion brand founder, tells FLARE how she made it.


September 26, 2018 | Chicago Review
#MeToo: A Poetry Collective featuring Kathryn Mockler
Women have always been speaking up, even publishing poems out loud, decades ago, rooted in anguished or unsure responses to predatory behaviour that involved some kind of unwanted sexual component, coercion, or assault on a female body trying to flee. Or, as it was once known: the right of a man to simply grab at a woman without consequence.


September 23, 2018 | The Word on the Street
Toronto Book & Magazine Festival
Kathryn Mockler, Author and Creative Writing Lecturer at Western joins Jessica Johnson, Executive Editor and Creative Director of The Walrus on a panel called Short Fiction Today. Kathryn is the author of four books of poetry and six short films. She is the Canada Editor of Joyland: a hub for short fiction and the Publisher of The Rusty Toque.


September 20, 2018 | The Gazette
Creative Writers Speakers Series allows all students the chance to explore and pursue creative writing
At the first Creative Writers Speakers Series of the semester, award-winning poet and family physician, Shane Neilson inspired students of all faculties and piqued their interest by sharing some ins and outs of the writing and publishing industries.


September 19, 2018 | Western News
Poet Laureate tames ‘Bad Animals’ in debut
English and Writing Studies professor Tom Cull’s first book, 'Bad Animals,' is an extension of themes the London Poet Laureate explored in a previous chapbook, 'What the Badger Said.'