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:
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to this year’s sponsors: Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Inspired Word Café, Milkcrate Records, Nightwood Editions
Past Visiting Authors
FCCS Reading Series 2017-2018
The FCCS Reading Series featured writers from the Okanagan and beyond offering workshops, panels, and readings.
Events included Shifting CanLit, a panel with Juliane Okot Bitek, Karen Hofmann, Karis Shearer, Rob Budde; Stories Between: A conversation about Narrative and Voice, a panel with Margo Greenwood, Pauline Terbasket, Teresa Marshall, and Sarah de Leeuw; readings by authors Heidi Garnett, Sarah de Leeuw, Rob Budde, Juliane Okot Bitek, Clifton Joseph;editing poetry and spoken word workshops.
Reading the Valley 2016-2017
Reading the Valley welcomed a number of great writers and artists including:
Jeannette Armstrong, Corinna Chong, Joan Crate, Dina Del Bucchia, Sean Johnston, Jake Kennedy, John Lent, Evan Munday, Cecily Nicholson, Matt Rader, Harold Rhenisch, Renee Sarojini Saklikar, Moheb Soliman, Margo Tamez, Sharon Thesen, Caitlin Voth, and Daniel Zomparelli.
Various events were held on campus and in the community from February 7th to 10th, offering the chance to meet with writers, attend panels, expand your social network, and more.
Visiting Authors 2015-2016
The 2015-16 series included authors Kevin Chong, author of five books; Joanne Arnott ,a Métis/mixed-blood writer & arts activist; Ashley Little, author of five young adult novels; Garry Gottfriedson, a self- employed rancher from the Secwepemc Nation; Karen Hofmann, who has published fiction and poetry in several national literary magazines; Sean Johnston, author, co-edior of Ryga: A Journal of Provocations, and teachrs at Okanagan College.