Surrey writers featured in SFU anthology

Work of 36 Writer's Studio students in emerge 15; official launch Oct. 15.

A pair of Surrey authors is featured in SFU’s annual anthology of the university’s creative writing program, The Writer’s Studio.

Christina Myers and Veeno Dewan are among 36 writers in emerge 15, a book that includes poetry, fiction and non-fiction works from students in the one-year, part-time creative writing program.

Veeno, an award-winning filmmaker, moved to Surrey from the United Kingdom 10 years ago. In emerge 15, he offers up an excerpt from a book of short stories set in Vancouver, India, the UK and Fiji.

“Writing is hard,” says Dewan. “Life is easy.”

Myers, a North Surrey resident, says “starting to write is like putting on your mountain climbing boots and deciding to go tackle the peak.”

She worked as a reporter for more than a decade, covering everything from education to politics, health and features.

“I’ve interviewed everyone from federal politicians to rock and roll stars.”

Her piece in emerge 15 is an excerpt from a non-fiction piece exploring her family’s history, her father’s fascination with their family tree and some little-known facts about B.C.’s coastal history.

The official launch of emerge 15 takes place Thursday (Oct. 15) at SFU’s Harbour Centre campus, room 1400.

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