Congratulations to Angelica Scribnock [BA English, 2021] on the recent publication of her short story, “Morning Comes Again,” within a collection of Canadian short stories with Polar Expressions Publishing. Polar Expressions is a small Canadian publishing company that aims to promote Canadian short stories and poems written by authors of varying ages and experience. Prior to attending her first semester as an English student at Tyndale, Angelica took the initiative to enter Polar Expression’s national short story contest. Early in the fall, she asked Dr. Natasha Duquette, Professor and Chair of the English Department, to edit her story. Her published story will become part of the national collection at the Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa.
Angelica is currently working on another short story for the next issue of Tyndale’s student-led magazine and has also written an article for the magazine Love is Moving, to be issued this Easter. Love is Moving is a magazine under the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada that aims to promote God’s love for youth and young adults; the magazine’s editor is Tyndale alumnus Conor Sweetman [BA English, 2017].
“I have always enjoyed stories and creating my own,” says Angelica. This love for stories, particularly stories with a message, is what drew Angelica to study at Tyndale. “[Tyndale] gives me a good groundwork of faith. The main reason I chose Tyndale was that I wanted to learn how I can express my Christian worldview and integrate this into my writing... I want to express stories with Christian depth and truth.” At present, Angelica enjoys learning from classic pieces of literature and integrating what she has learned into her own writing.
“[Angelica] is a role model to get our work out there and to have that courage, because you never know what will come of it. The fact that she’s been published gives me hope, and her story itself ends on a note of hope,” says Dr. Duquette.
(Written by Julia Friesen, Student Journalist)