The Bolo Tie Collective is a SAMU student club whose mission is twofold: to bridge the gap between the students of the English and Communication Studies departments of MacEwan University and to foster a community within the broader MacEwan student body, comprised of those passionate about the process of creative writing. The heart of the club, our creative writing circle, spawned the first anthology in 2016.
We call ourselves a community because we want to be that – a space where students with an interest in creative writing and editing can network, make connections and friends, and learn and practice new skills.
Amy St. Amand – President
Amy St. Amand has been involved with The Bolo Tie Collective for three years, beginning as the Social Media Manager, then taking over as President for the last two years. She loves anything spooky and is unabashedly obsessed with reality television. Amy loves to write and edit anything and everything, though she doesn’t as much as she should.
Favourite Book: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Favourite Hot Drink: Peppermint Mocha
Theodora MacLeod – Co VP (Communications)
Theodora MacLeod is on her third year as a member of The Bolo Tie Collective and is proud to fill the role of V.P. Communications for the second year in a row. Her love for the written word has been a prominent part of her life for well over two decades and she penned her first novel at age eleven. Though that book will never see the eyes of readers, she is working to publish a series under the pen name, Atlee Bloom. When she’s not studying Journalism at MacEwan or working on a book, Theodora enjoys rugby and hanging out with her cat.
Favourite Book: She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Favourite Hot Drink: Apple Cider
Sarah Hudson – Co VP (English)
If you’re looking for a true bibliophile, you’ve found one! As Co-Vice President in the English department, Sarah ensures you don’t find any typos, taking the lead in editing and proofreading.
Sarah is in her third year at MacEwan as a shiny new English major, after spending two years in Professional Communications. With an undetermined path of authorship, this is her first year as a Bolo Tie Collective member on the executive team.
Favourite Book: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Favourite Hot Drink: Peppermint Tea
Adiki Puplampu – Communications & Social Media Manager
A substantive editor for Volume V of The Bolo Tie Collective Anthology, Adiki joined the executive team this year as the Communications and Social Media Manager. When she’s not reading you’ll find her watching her favourite procedural and drinking hot chocolate. While her tastes skew more towards editing than writing, she’s excited to be a part of this great writing community at MacEwan!
Favourite Book: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Favourite Hot Drink: Chai Tea Latte
Adeline K. Piercy – Website Manager
Adeline keeps the blog posts coming and the website looking spiffy!
She is in her fourth and final year of Communication Studies (her second degree, following a painful four years in Sciences at UofA) and is excited to pursue freelance writing and editing. She is published in The Bolo Tie Collective Anthology V, WestWord Magazine, and has a poetry chapbook coming out in 2021. Adeline has been involved in the local writing community in Edmonton since 2012 and is looking forward to a lifelong pursuit of creativity and expression.
Favourite Book: The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Favourite Hot Drink: London Fog