Write of Passage no. 2: Into the realm of the dead

The first ghost story I remember hearing came from my Irish-descended grandfather. I was about seven years old at the time, and we were sitting around the kitchen table on the farm. The conversation was amongst adults and I just happened to be in the room. Some neighbours, he said, had just buried their father. … Continued

Write of Passage no. 1: Writers write

VIU students have been contributing to The Nav for 50 years now. During that time, they’ve also submitted to Omniverse, Stump, Shorelines, Atrevida, The Malaspina Review, and Portal. Some have even been published off campus—usually the result of entering a writing contest. The Vancouver Island University—then named Malaspina College—Creative Writing program was established in 1989 … Continued

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