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on the Verge Publication Launch

on the Verge Publication Launch Online

Join us in a virtual celebration of the 2021 on the Verge contest, featuring the launch of our annual OTV publication, and readings from all the winners!

Date: April 8, 2021

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Zoom: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/87415419917

Co-sponsored by UVic Libraries and the Equity and Human Rights (EQHR) office, with significant support from other units on campus, the annual on the Verge Writing Contest showcases and celebrates emerging UVic student voices with an annual theme under the broad rubric of equity, diversity and human rights.

The contest theme for 2021 was resilience, featuring award-winning author Monique Gray Smith as our celebrity judge.

We asked students to consider the following: Resilience is a capability many are seeking to help them make it through turbulent times. What constitutes resilience? How can we practice resilience in relation to decolonization and reconciliation, to the pandemic, to oppression and marginalization, and to our current global political arena? How can we bear the challenges of our times and recover from them to build new bonds of strength, hope and courage?

Join us on Zoom to hear the voices of our students and share their stories and songs of resilience in these unprecedented times.

Our student readers include:


1st Prize: Charlie Eggeling “Goodbye to peeling leather”

2nd Prize: Sydney Low “I’m going to live with my girlfriend”



1st Prize: Jenessa Joy Klukas “Identity”

2nd Prize: Sarah Holman “Sudoku and Speedos”



1st Prize: Valentina Ibarra García “Ode to Angélica”

2nd Prize: Leanne Hill “If I can adapt then I will not die”


Spoken Word:

1st Prize: Antonella Cecilia Luzardo Gonzalez “My mother looks at me”

2nd Prize: Lindani Khoza “Dear white people”

For more information, and to learn more about the winners, visit the contest webpage at: https://www.uvic.ca/library/featured/events/vergecontest/2021/index.php


Thursday, April 8, 2021
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
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Event Presenter(s)

Christine Walde

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