expand search

Gender & Women's Studies

Colourful balloons in the sky

Gender & Women's Studies

Published Author: Undergrad Celebrates Second Short Story Publication in Collection of Student Writing

Chickenscratch Anthology offers Durham students invaluable opportunity to publish their works as students

When English Literature student Julia Rhebergen first heard about a call for submissions for a student anthology of writing, the opportunity to see her name in print was too good to pass by. Fast forward two years, and Ms. Rhebergen has now had not one, but two, stories published in back-to-back annual issues of ChickenScratch.


Writing has become a medium for Ms. Rhebergen to express reflections on unique experiences, whether that be the fear-inducing adrenaline of flying high from a trapeze or the peaceful rhythm of rowing in the wetlands of sunny Florida – the subjects of her two published stories. Part of the joy of writing, she says, has become putting words to the things that there are not always words for.



“I’ve been writing since I was a kid and being able to get this writing published is really exciting to me,” says Ms. Rhebergen. “My story this year is largely about dealing with fear. It’s something I deal with a lot, so it’s interesting to explore these experiences after the fact.”



ChickenScratch is an annual anthology of student writing, including works of poetry, creative non-fiction, and fiction, proudly presented by the department of English Literature. Each year, students are encouraged to submit their written work, which will be reviewed, and a few are featured in print editions that were available for purchase at the launch events hosted at both the Peterborough and Durham campuses. The annual anthology is a unique tradition that showcases the creative minds of Trent students.  



To learn more about the department of English Literature visit https://www.trentu.ca/english/



Posted on April 12, 2019