Lake Effect

Queen’s Journal alum Omar El Akkad talks upcoming novel 'What Strange Paradise'

On July 20, Omar El Akkad’s second novel What Strange Paradise will debut. But El Akkad’s creative writing career began on a different day: September 11, 2001, in Professor Carolyn Smart’s creative writing class.Continue...

Queen’s Creative Writing alum Liselle Sambury talks debut novel 'Blood Like Magic'

Carolyn Smart’s Advanced Creative Writing class was the first time Liselle Sambury, ArtSci ’13, had her work published, but it won’t be the last.Continue...

Professor Carolyn Smart leaves powerful legacy at Queen’s with Lake Effect 10

Professor Carolyn Smart has been nationally recognized as an incredible writer and editor, but for hopeful creative writing students at Queen’s, she has been the ultimate mentor.Continue...