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The blog is a great place to share your writing in a casual setting or communicate your experience with other students and help us to build an English community here on campus! We accept 250-750 word posts on any English related topic, but we also post monthly prompts for inspiration! If you are interested in being published on the ESA blog, please send your blog post to with “blog submission” in the subject line.

2021 ESA Writing Contest Winner – Maya Linsley’s “Waiting Room”

The waiting room crackles. Not in an excited way; just stale. Kind of like everyone there is still recycling the versions of themselves they brought in last time. If you really think about it, you probably know most of them; there’s that old man with the plastic foot brace, and there’s that woman with the … Continue reading 2021 ESA Writing Contest Winner – Maya Linsley’s “Waiting Room”

Reader’s Block

The holidays have always been my favourite time to catch up on all the books I say I am going to read and never even attempt to pick up during the school year. However, in recent years, even that goal has become formidable at times. Studying English tends to turn reading into work, no matter … Continue reading Reader’s Block

McCrae House National Historic Site of Canada.

“In Flanders Fields”: How Canada Remembers

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,     That mark our place; and in the sky     The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,     Loved and were loved, and now we lie,         In … Continue reading “In Flanders Fields”: How Canada Remembers


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The ESA blog features posts written by UVic undergraduates, grad students, alumni, and faculty.