Katie Stokes

Finding inspiration for your writing around campus

Finding inspiration to write is hard. Coming up with fresh, innovative ideas and actually forming those ideas into cohesive sentences is no easy feat for any writer, regardless of how long they have been writing for. When you’re a student trying to balance those 9am lectures, upcoming Tabula deadlines and...
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Posted Oct. 30, 2018

Working in the books industry

Are you planning to enter the broad and creative industry of highlighted words, semicolons, shiny covers and colourful libraries? Working in the books industry can be a rewarding feat for anyone, regardless of which subject is stamped onto your degree at the end of your course. Are you looking to...
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Posted Oct. 14, 2018

Mental health in literature: fact vs fiction

Which is more helpful? Fact or Fiction? It depends which lens you would like to filter your perspective through. Medical books will, undoubtedly, examine the scientific reasoning behind a specific health struggle, incorporating both logic and biology to determine the root cause of mental illnesses, such as depression, schizophrenia and...
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Posted Apr. 26, 2018

LGBTQ+ representation in literature

Literature has always been dominated by heterosexual characters. For those of you who are unaware, underneath the umbrella that is sexuality, there lies a plethora of other orientations and preferences. While the LGBTQ+ acronym has a few definitions, the most commonly understood version is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning...
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Posted Feb. 27, 2018

Women’s empowerment through literature

Women in history have conquered many obstacles and torn their way through multiple restraints to get to where we are today. The Suffragettes. Rosa Parks. Marie Curie. Anne Frank. Florence Nightingale. Eleanor Roosevelt. Women in literature have faced similar struggles. Emily Brontë published Wuthering Heights under the male pseudonym of...
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Posted Feb. 16, 2018