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WordsThaw Prequel: Writers and the World

On January 19, City of Victoria Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer hosts an evening of poetry inspired by the environment we live in and the political world we’ve made. Readings by David Leach, Garth Martens, Philip Kevin Paul, and Patricia Young.


WordsThaw is The Malahat Review‘s fifth-annual spring symposium, March 16 to 19, 2017. Readings, lectures, master classes to celebrate the publication of the Winter 2016 issue, Indigenous Perspectives: A Very Contemporary Literature. Continue reading

New for 2017: The WordsThaw Prize


WordsThaw Prize for Victoria Writers

To celebrate the WordsThaw Writers Festival in 2017, The Malahat Review is pleased to announce the first-annual WordsThaw Prize. An exciting showcase of emerging talent in Greater Victoria, this contest will award a cash prize of $500 each in two categories: Poetry and Micro Text (either short fiction or creative nonfiction). The entry fee includes a full WordsThaw pass and a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review, starting with “Indigenous Perspectives,” the Malahat’s Winter 2016 issue. The winners will be published on the Malahat’s WordsThaw website. See full contest details here.