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Reflections on Resistance

Volume VI of Sulphur is going to include some pretty exciting stuff. To get y’all amped for the newest edition, we will be doing some reflections on the issue’s theme: resistance. This will be done weekly with a poem. Here’s what we have so far:

Ballad of Birmingham by Dudley Randall

the right way to speak by Jacqueline Woodson

Young Man by John Haines

The Relics by Sharon Olds

Horns by Kwame Dawes


Memories from Wordstock

June has been a busy month, but we couldn’t let it end without confirming that Wordstock was a great success. Many thanks to Vicki Gilhula, Heather Campbell, the Sudbury Arts Council, the writers, and of course, everyone who attended the festival and gave the festival’s literature an audience.

We had a great time meeting other authors, other editors, and the readers that keep us alive, and managed to sell a few copies of the reprinted Volume III in the midst of it all (there are still many left–contact us at for your copy)–all in all, a lovely day, and we look forward to the next Wordstock festival in 2015!

Here’s a photograph from Sulphur’s readings, as poet Bruce Meyer started us off…


Wordstock Starts Tomorrow!

Sudbury’s first Wordstock Festival starts tomorrow, and the freshly printed second run of our sold-out Volume III is ready to find several new homes. The journal will be for sale in the lobby of the STC, at the independent book sales table, for $15 per copy. Bonus: be sure to pick up a free Sulphur bookmark!

wordstock merchandise

Tomorrow at 7:30, celebrated author Tomson Highway and the multi-talented Patricia Cano perform a cabaret of selections from some of their recent theatrical collaborations to kick off the festival. The Sulphur team will be there with bells on, and some of us will likely be tempted to sing along. We hope you’ll join us.

Saturday at 3pm (not 11am, as previously stated), the writers of Sulphur take the Cafe Lounge stage for an hour of readings from the journal. Join us for a taste of Sulphur’s diverse range of voices, featuring eleven poets and fiction writers from Volumes I through III.

Sulphur’s Wordstock Lineup

A drumroll please, as we present Sulphur’s reading lineup for this weekend’s Wordstock Festival…


Poetry: Bruce Meyer, Daniel-Wilfrid Rhéaume, Irene Golas, Blair Trewartha, Ernst Gerhardt, Catherine Jaftha, Emmett Turkington

Fiction: Margo Little, Chantal Poitras, Alexander Harasymiw, John Kelly


Come join us and support your neighbours, friends, family, and fellow writers! Sulphur poets, and Sudbury poets laureate Daniel Aubin and Roger Nash will also be reading at the festival later that day.

Wordstock Festival

Have you heard of Sudbury’s Wordstock Festival?
Come join Sulphur for a round of readings at 11am the morning of June 8th, at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, and definitely check out the workshops, cabarets and discussion panels by other Northern Ontario writers and publishers!

More news to follow about Sulphur’s involvement in the festival… and perhaps, perhaps the chance to find a copy of our sold out Volume III…

Find more information on the festival here.

Call for Submissions: Volume IV

sulphur 4 flyer copyMany great thanks to everyone who came out to the launch party for Sulphur Vol. III, and to those who have shown such interest in the journal–up to date, we have sold all but three copies!

Would you like to be published in another “bestselling” volume of Sulphur? If so, we invite and encourage you to submit to Sulphur, Vol. IV. Gracing the pages of our first three volumes are established poets, university faculty, members of the community, current and former Laurentian University… and while we still seek to represent emerging literary voices from Northern Ontario, the range of experience and background of our authors is rapidly becoming more diverse with every issue.

The deadline is April 25th, so there is still time to submit; send us your poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, drama and more. Please check our submissions page for guidelines (these guidelines are flexible and currently under review, so contact us if you have any questions).

The call for submissions is also on Facebook.

Email us for more information at

Tonight: Sulphur Vol. III Launch Party

The date has arrived–join us tonight for an evening of poetry, fiction, and dramatic readings over a drink and free food with great friends.

Many thanks to the Laurentian University Alumni Association for making this event possible, to Laurentian Printing Services for a beautiful job with the journal, to our venue, Little Montreal, and last but not least, the marvelous writers and readers that give Sulphur its soul.

See you in a few hours!

More information here.

Vol. III Orders: Update

Vol. III is still in the presses, and 53 of the 100 copies-to-be are already pre-ordered or reserved (!).

To claim your own copy/ies for 15$ each, email with your name, the number of copies, and your preferred pick-up method. Payments can be made to the Department of English or at the launch, either by cash or by cheque (addressed to English Arts Society).

Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming support–we hope to see you next Friday to thank you!

Vol. III Launch Party

Date: March 22nd

Time: 7-10pm

Place: The Little Montreal, 182 Elgin St., Sudbury

The English Arts Society and Lambda Publications invite you to the launch of volume III of Sulphur: Laurentian University’s Literary Journal.

  • Featuring readings of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and drama by vol.III’s
  • The journal will be for sale at the event for 15$ per copy
  • Free admission, and free refreshments

We hope to see you there!

(Click here to RSVP on Facebook, and invite all of your friends…)