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Alumna joins circle of Indigenous writers – UWindsor

Jan 29th, 2024

Participating in the Indigenous Writers’ Circle proved an “incredible” experience for Victoria Hecnar, a 2023 BA graduate of English and Creative Writing program.

“From the very first meeting, I met with writers whose works I have read and admired,” says Hecnar. “I thought to myself, ‘Wow, it’s Richard Van Camp! It’s Joshua Whitehead!’ I couldn’t believe I was in the same space as them.”

The six-month program, hosted by Audible, was created for emerging First Nations, Inuit, and Métis writers to sharpen their creative writing skills while learning from experts about the publication industry. Hecnar was one of 24 writers selected from hundreds of applicants.

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