Southern River College students now published poets

Students Kim Mukome, Nathan Hoyle, Pipah White-Julian with Warrick Hutchings, Madison Lill and Jack Fernihough along side PR Officer of Gosnells Writers Circle Barbara Gurney with Co-ordinator of Writers Club and Southern River Librarian Erin Smith.
Students Kim Mukome, Nathan Hoyle, Pipah White-Julian with Warrick Hutchings, Madison Lill and Jack Fernihough along side PR Officer of Gosnells Writers Circle Barbara Gurney with Co-ordinator of Writers Club and Southern River Librarian Erin Smith.

A GROUP of Southern River College students can now say they’re published poets after their work featured in a local literary magazine.

Students Jessica Tillman, Pipah White-Julian, Nathan Hoyle, jack Fernihough, Madison Lill, Kim Mukome and Warrick Hutchings had their poems and prose published in the recent edition of the Gosnells Writers Circle’s magazine, Showcase.

Gosnells Writers Circle’s Barbara Gurney said the poems showed how talented the students were.

“Since its inception in 2010, Showcase magazine has sought inclusion by young writers and it is encouraging to know the written word is still considered valuable amongst students,” she said.

“There is limited opportunity for new writers, especially of short pieces, to have their work published, so we hope that Showcase magazine, both through the students work and the GWC members’ work, will help build an appreciation of the literary art in the community.”

Southern River College’s Writing Club coordinator Erin Smith said the students had been excited to see their work in the magazine.

“While they all reacted very calmly to the news that they had been selected, once they got their hands on an actual copy of Showcase they were very excited to see their work in print,” she said.

“Being involved in the community is important for everyone, as it builds relationships and ensures the continuity of local groups like the Gosnells Writers Circle.

“For our students, it’s a really good opportunity to be a part of their community and to see their work being appreciated on a wider scale than just here at school.

“It’s a brave thing to do, putting your writing out there for someone else to see and I’m really proud of them all for having the courage to do so.”