Storytelling and Poetry.
Born and raised in Germany, Torsten Schoeneberg published short stories there before immigrating to Victoria, BC in 2016, where he now teaches mathematics at Camosun College and works at Russell Books. Torsten keeps active in the regional poetry and literature scene of Vancouver Island, including as co-organizer of an open mic series, and has published poems in local publications such as Oratorealis.
His book “Brenda Craigdarroch Doesn’t Care If You Read This Book” was published in late 2020. The collection of 21 stories around the quirky title character Brenda has gained a cult following on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland. His writing combines trends of current European literature with a distinct Canadian West Coast feel.
Torsten lives in Fernwood, on Lək̓ʷəŋən territory, with his wife and daughter. Being always inspired by the visual arts, and their interconnection with literature, he is extremely happy and proud to be part of the Fernwood Art Stroll, where he will read from his stories and poems.