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Visiting Authors

2010 - 2011

Lake 6 Launch poster
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\Michael V. Smith and Sharon Thesen - Book Launch poster

The Department of Creative Studies at UBC Okanagan Campus invites you to Sharon Thesen and Michael V. Smith’s launch party for their newly-published books.

Come have a glass of wine, hear the authors read from their new books, and celebrate some lovely Okanagan writers.

From Anansi, for Thesen's Oyama Pink Shale: Governor General's Literary Award finalist Sharon Thesen's latest poetry collection, Oyama Pink Shale, is a sly, self-directed, yet joyously emancipatory work. Writing at the peak of her powers, Thesen gives us her best work yet.

From Cormorant, for Smith's Progress: In the lonely years following the death of her fiancé, Helen is unable to move on with her life. But as Robert re-enters his sister’s life, he reveals the secret of why he left in the first place: a secret that tore their family apart, and affected Helen’s life in more ways than she ever realized.

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Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue

When: Thursday, March 31, 7:00pm
Where: UBCO ADMIN 026, 3333 University Way, Kelowna

Donoghue's latest novel Room is one of the most talked about novels of the year. Room was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and won the 2010 Rogers Writers' Trust fiction Prize. Her other books include Slammerkin and The Sealed Letter.

For more information, contact Creative Studies:
call 250-807-9648, email creativestudies.ubco@ubc.ca

Sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Bookstore, and Canada Council for the Arts.

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Annabel Lyon
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ANNABEL LYON

Novelist Annabel Lyon, the Okanagan campus of UBC’s fourth annual writer-in-residence, will be reading from her work on Thursday, March 10 at the downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library, 1380 Ellis St. She will also be announcing the winners of the Okanagan Short Story Contest.

Annabel Lyon is the author of Oxygen (stories, 2007), The Best Thing for You (novella, 2004), All-Season Edie (juvenile novel, 2007) and The Golden Mean (novel 2009) which was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s award in 2009 and won the 2009 Rogers Writers Trust Award.

Sponsored by the Department of Creative Studies and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, the writer in residence program allows 16 selected local writers to get free critiques on their work. Lyon will spend two weeks on the UBC O campus from March 6 to 20, 2011.

The reading is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Creative Studies, the Okanagan Regional Library and the UBC Bookstore.

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Sheri-D Wilson

Sheri-D Wilson

When: February 4, 2011 - 12:30pm
Where: FINA Gallery

Sheri-D Wilson is a poet, performer, film-maker, educator, producer and activist.

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Sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Stuies, and the League of Canadian Poets.


UBC presents public readings with visiting authors Donoghue, Lane and Lyon

The Visiting Authors Series at UBC's Okanagan campus will present three Thursday evening readings in February and March, providing anyone who loves writing, literature and books an opportunity to meet some of Canada's finest authors.

All three Visiting Author Series events are free and the public is welcome. They're on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Okanagan Regional Library downtown, 1380 Ellis St., Kelowna.

Emma Donoghue

The series begins Feb. 3 with Emma Donoghue, whose 2010 novel, Room, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Hughes and Hughes Irish Novel of the Year and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Donoghue, who has a PhD from Cambridge University, lives in London, Ontario. Her visit to UBC's Okanagan campus is part of UBC Outweek, a week of events to raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, transsexual, two-spirit, and intersex (LGBTQTTI) issues.

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NB - This event is cancelled due to weather conditions in eastern Canada.

Patrick Lane

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FCCS VISITING AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS
PATRICK LANE
Date: Thursday, February 24, 7 PM
Venue: Downtown Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library
Address: 1380 Ellis St., Kelowna

On February 24, during Freedom to Read Week, UBC’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies presents Patrick Lane, recipient of the 2007 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.

Lane is considered by admiring readers—including scholars, critics, and fellow writers—to be one of the finest poets of his generation. Lane was born in 1939 in Nelson, BC, and grew up in the Okanagan, primarily in Vernon. Much of his life has been spent as a poet, having produced two dozen books of poetry. Witness: Selected Poems, 1962-2010is his most recent selected work, covering the whole of his career and gathering his finest poems. He has also written an acclaimed novel, Red Dog, Red Dog. His poetry and fiction have been widely anthologized and have been translated into many languages. He currently lives in Victoria, BC.

This event is free, open to the public, and sponsored by The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Okanagan Regional Library, the UBC Bookstore and the Canada Council for the Arts. For more information, contact The Department of Creative Studies at 250- 807-9648.

The Visiting Author Series is sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan campus Bookstore, Okanagan Regional Library, UBC Okanagan campus Pride Resource Centre, and the Canada Council for the Arts. For more information, contact the Department of Creative Studies at 250-807-9761.

Visiting Authors poster 2011 February to March
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launch Issue #5 of Lake

Please join us for a wine and cheese reception to launch Issue #5 of LAKE: A Journal of Arts and Environment!

FIPKE foyer, Tuesday, November 23, 4 – 5:30 PM

All welcome! Come pick up your subscription or buy a copy of the magazine.



George Bowering

FCCS Visiting Author Series: George Bowering

Thu, November 18, 2010 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: The Streaming Café -- 596 Leon Ave., Kelowna

Open to the Public

UBC's Department of Creative Studies is proud to present an evening with one of BC's most beloved writers: George Bowering.

Bowering was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley. He has lived here and there and everywhere, but is currently residing in Vancouver. The author of more than 90 books -- and having won the Governor General's award for both fiction and poetry -- he most is well-known for his works Kerrisdale Elegies and Burning Water. He was Canada's first Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2002 to 2004).

His most recent fiction is the short story collection The Box and the poetry collection My Darling Nellie Grey.

There is no charge for this event, and it is open to everyone.

The FCCS Visiting Author Series is sponsored by The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and the Canada Council for the Arts. To find out more contact the Department of Creative Studies at 250- 807-9648.


Daniel David Moses

FCCS VISITING AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS
DANIEL DAVID MOSES

Date: Thursday, October 21st, 2010, 7 PM
Venue: Okanagan Regional Library, 1380 Ellis St., Kelowna

The Department of Creative Studies at UBC presents an amazing evening with Daniel David Moses.

Daniel David Moses, a Delaware Indian from Ontario, is a prominent poet and playwright. His poems are collected in Delicate Bodies, The White Line and Sixteen Jesuses. His plays include Coyote City (a nominee for the 1991 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama), The Dreaming Beauty (which won the 1990 Theatre Canada National Playwrighting Competition), and Almighty Voice and His Wife. His play The Moon and Dead Indians was a winner of Vancouver’s New Play Centre’s Du Maurier Playwrighting Competition and with its sequel, Angel of the Medicine Show, produced and published as The Indian Medicine Shows, garnered the 1996 James Buller Memorial Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Theatre. His most recent publication is Kyotopolis, a play in two acts (Exile Editions, 2008).

This event is free, open to the public, and sponsored by The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, the UBCO Equity Office, and the UBCO Pride Resource Centre. We are partnering with En’Owkin Centre for this event. For more information, contact The Department of Creative Studies at 250- 807-9648.


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Hilary Peach

UBC VISITING AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS

HILARY PEACH with Victor Anthony and Alexander Varty

Date: Thursday, Sept.30th, 2010, 7 PM
Venue: The Streaming Cafe, 596 Leon Ave, Kelowna,
250-980-0002

The Department of Creative Studies at UBC presents an amazing evening with Hilary Peach, spoken word artist, and two musical collaborators.

Hilary Peach is an audio poet, recording artist, festival director, arts activist, and producer. She has performed at events that include the Vancouver International Folk Music Festival, Montreal’s Voix d’Ameriques, and the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam. Her debut recording was a CD, Poems Only Dogs Can Hear (2003). In 2006 she toured across Canada with her fusion trio performing a folk opera called Suitcase Local, which has just been released as a CD of the same name (2009). This spoken-word and music fusion is a spooky retelling of some of Peach’s experiences as a Canadian working as a high-pressure welder in the construction and maintenance of power plants south of the border. Publications include 10 Flowered Cactus (1996), Love is a Small Town (2001), and inclusions in various anthologies and magazines. Hilary Peach is the founder and Artistic Director of the Poetry Gabriola Festival on Gabriola Island, BC.

Victor Anthony: When not colluding with his wife, Joëlle, on la dolce vita, Victor Anthony can be found giving free community workshops in bicycle mechanics. If he’s not doing that, he’s likely packing out the Roxy with another sold-out show. Victor’s music combines highly original, image-packed vignettes with the roots and blues traditions of the American South. Musicologist, ace photographer, and founder of the ukulele hotline, Victor is identified on the Gabriola culture map as a local treasure.

Alexander Varty: This eclectic guitarist has spent the past 25 years navigating the boundaries of folk, popular, and improvised music, recording and performing with artists as diverse as John Oswald, Dead Voices on Air, Evil Twang, Wayne Horvitz, Al Neil, Gamelan Madu Sari, Randy Bachman, and choreographer Jennifer Mascall. His work blends folk and blues-inspired fingerpicking with electronic processing, extended techniques, and a lively physicality. He has also worked to promote innovative music as a 20-year columnist for the Georgia Straight magazine.

This event is free, open to the public, and sponsored by The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, the League of Canadian Poets, Minds and Music at UBC, and the Department of Creative Studies. For more information, contact The Department of Creative Studies at 250- 807-9648.


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