Trinity Western University students welcome [spaces], the new undergraduate literary journal

True to its title, the student publication will serve as a “space” for TWU students and alumni to creatively express their ideas and opinions about contemporary issues in both the Canadian and global culture.

As Linnea McNally, one of the founders of [spaces] explains, “The name of the journal reflects that we're a generation living in many types of limbo, and that although living in the in-between can often be frustrating, lonely, and confusing, it can also be a place to express honesty, and to discover glimpses of beauty and hope.”

This inaugural issue will include a mixture of non-fiction and fiction pieces, and will also feature an original Chinese poem. And with support from the English, Communications, and Arts department, the journal is not limited to writing only, but will also include original artwork and photography.

“I can't wait to actually hold [spaces] in my hand and see what we've accomplished,” says Natasha Wiebe, Managing editor of [spaces]. Wiebe, along with other founding members Jillian Snyder and Linnea McNally, have been looking forward to this day ever since they started planning the journal in early 2006. Since that time, they have been able to acquire more student talent for the visual and design work of the journal, as well as help wading through the many submissions that they received.

Their hard work will finally pay off on April 12th, with a private reception to celebrate the journal's launch. Issues of [spaces] will be available for purchase April 13th at the Trinity Western Bookstore. [spaces] will be published as an annual literary journal.

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 39 major areas of study ranging from business, communications and education to biotechnology and nursing, and offers 15 graduate degrees in such areas as counseling psychology, business, the humanities, theology and administrative leadership.

Written by Amber Butler

Last Updated: 2007-10-11
Author: Erin Mussolum