Portal 2022

VIU’s student-run and full-colour annual literary magazine is going to be celebrated in-person for the first time in three years thanks to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. The launch of the new issue will celebrate the accomplishments of the nearly 90 VIU student contributors since 2020. Portal 2022, on newsstands across the country in May, … Continued

A Portal to student publishing

By contributor Vinci Lam Whether a creative writing, digital media, or business student, there is an opportunity for you to play a part in the creation of a magazine, before you even complete a degree. Portal magazine is VIU’s very own student-published literary magazine, with 100 percent student-created content, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, and … Continued

Shopping, burgers, and literature

Students across the genres in the Creative Writing department are eager to submit their work to Portal 2016. Just two days before the deadline, the magazine publishing class is hosting a Beer and Burger Silent Auction on November 25 at Old City Station Pub from 6 to 9 p.m. This year, as always, the class … Continued

Teaching Canadian Literature Arts & Humanities Colloquium Talk

By contributor John Hill “We live in an age when the assumption that fiction is essential in the classroom cannot be taken for granted,” says Joy Gugeler. If we are to maintain a vigorous Canadian Literature, she suggests “the task of revolutionizing Canadian teachers and students seems essential.” She will address this topic in her … Continued

Upcoming Portal reading at Zocalo Café

By contributor Jennifer Cox Portal fans north of Nanaimo won’t have to travel far to attend a sneak preview of the latest edition, which is scheduled for publication in April 2015. Portal has partnered with the Laughing Oyster Bookstore to host a literary reading for the magazine’s Comox Valley fans. The event will take place … Continued

Connect with Portal at the Annual Beer & Burger Fundraiser

By contributor Jennifer Cox It takes a village to raise a child, and the 2015 Portal magazine publishing class is a close-knit village that works collaboratively to create a full-colour 98-page literary magazine showcasing the writing, photography, art, and graphic design of talented VIU students. A large part of the early planning stage involves fundraising; money is … Continued

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