Visiting Authors

The Creative Writing program invites accomplished novelists, essayists, poets, screenwriters, and playwrights present their work through the public FCCS Reading Series at the Okanagan Regional Library and other venues around the Okanagan

Milkcraters of the Moon Reading SEries

The Milkcraters of the Moon (MOM) Reading series is a collaboration of UBCO’s Creative Writing Program, Inspired Word Café, and Milkcrate Records. MOM brings together nationally celebrated writers and spoken word artists with local talent monthly, in a free, easily accessible venue in downtown Kelowna.

The readings will be from invited authors from across Canada and will be held monthly from May 2018 all the way until March 2019.

All readings will be held at Milkcrate Records, 527 Lawrence Ave, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Schedule of events:

Date Event
May 1 Laisha Rosnau (Book Launch) & Erin Scott
June 5 Darren Bifford (Book Launch) & Cole Mash
July 3 Liz Howard (Summer Intensive Artists-in-Residence)
July 24 Richard Van Camp (FCCS Writer-in-Residence)
September 20 Michael Turner (Vancouver) & dia kabunda
October 18 Sharon Thesen & Penn Kemp
November 15 Suzette Mayr (Calgary) & Damien Rogers
January 17 Catherine Leroux (Montreal)
February 21 Dania Tomlinson & Ashley Little
March 21 Kelly Shepherd (Edmonton) & John La Greca

All events are free and open to the public. Visit our Creative Writing Facebook page for author bios and information.

Milkcrate is a wheelchair accessible venue. For more information, contact

Thank you to this year’s sponsors: Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Inspired Word Café, Milkcrate Records, Nightwood Editions

Past Visiting Authors