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"Are You There, Dog? It's Me, Riley": Poems, Riley Christine O'Connell May 2019

"Are You There, Dog? It's Me, Riley": Poems, Riley Christine O'Connell

Canterbury Scholars

The end product of Riley O'Connell's Canterbury Fellowship, these poems, ranging in topic from family and loss to love and dogs, were composed over the course of Riley's four years at SCU, included but not limited to her time at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University, where she taught creative writing therapy for her Canterbury.


For The King, Mary Maeve Mcgeorge Jan 2017

For The King, Mary Maeve Mcgeorge

Canterbury Scholars

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The Sword And The Dove, Natalie Grazian May 2016

The Sword And The Dove, Natalie Grazian

Canterbury Scholars

The opening chapters of a young adult historical fiction novel set in 16th-century Spain. Drawing on the tradition of Spanish picaresque literature, The Sword and the Dove is the story of a young girl who runs away from home. On the road, she makes friends and finds adventure, but also witnesses the corruption and cruelty that has taken root in her country. She must both disguise her identity and find strength in it to stay a step ahead of the evil forces that surround her.


Dancing Fire, Helena Alfajora Jan 2016

Dancing Fire, Helena Alfajora

Canterbury Scholars

My creative process is like the Hero’s Journey. Wrought with “the call to action,” I felt a call from these pieces to bring them into our material world—the ideas, the moods, the colors wanting to translate from my mind through my hand and now, into this room. Through all the musings of our daily lives, these pieces came to be through different mediums with different mentors and different mindsets. The one constant throughout was my content, my inspiration, my grounding—the Hawaiian goddess, Pele.

Her form takes place in art, dance, written words, life, nature, my family, those ...


Ojai, Ohio, Italy, Home, Sabine Hoskinson Nov 2015

Ojai, Ohio, Italy, Home, Sabine Hoskinson

Canterbury Scholars

These are the sounds that run across the page and roll through my

mind. The sounds sing out notes of O's and dips of Y and J.

Like a wallpaper pattern, these words pace through my mind:

Ojai, Ohio, Italy, Home.


Fields Of Splendor, Sabrina Barreto Jul 2015

Fields Of Splendor, Sabrina Barreto

Canterbury Scholars

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Gardens, A Collection Of Stories, Jacob Wilbers Jul 2015

Gardens, A Collection Of Stories, Jacob Wilbers

Canterbury Scholars

The inspiration for this collection comes from my mother's family. My mother grew up with three siblings - two sisters and a brother - in urban Chicago after her parents migrated from Mexico in the 1960s. The interrelated stories here are loosely based on real-life events that occurred to this family as my mother and her siblings grew up.