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Dalhousie's annual creative writing journal Fathom launches, shedding light on a whole book-full of talented new writers.

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Seeing your hard work in print is a pretty great feeling, whether or not you're an aspiring writer. Knowing that someone--- anyone---will read it is even better. That's the beauty of Fathom, Dalhousie's annual creative writing journal---it's a platform for emerging voices, and not necessarily just those of writing students, but any student in an undergrad. "It's a public celebration of hours of hard work and the writing done alone at desks and in pyjamas," says author and instructor Heather Jessup of the journal. "To see one's name in print for the first time gives a feeling of legitimacy to a writer. It's a huge accomplishment." Jessup, along with fellow wordsmiths Sue Goyette and Shashi Bhat, will join her newly published students in reading at Thursday's launch party. And what's better than being read to, really?

Not much, but cake and live music are close, and here you can enjoy both. After being wooed local songbirds Sockfoot and enjoying celebratory sweets you should probably head home and get your nose stuck in this book.

Thu Apr 5, The Grad House, 1252 LeMarchant Street, 5-8pm

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