Schedule of Events
Psst… | April 8 to 10
University Theatre, UBC Okanagan. 7-9pm nightly, tickets $15 at the door.
Performances by second and fourth year theatre students. More information…
Shadows and Light | Thursday, April 14
University Theatre (ADM 026) UBC Okanagan Campus | 7:00 p.m.
Fourth-year performance students: Shadows and Light explores liminal identities, images and spaces.
PONY Cabaret | Thursday, February 9
Black Box Theatre | 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by Miss Cookie LaWhore, Pony showcases performers across a variety of disciplines.
Papershell Anthology Launch | Thursday, March 31
Online virtual event | 2:00 p.m
Annual publication showcasing student work from the Creative Writing Program. Papershell Anthology
Short Story Contest Winners Announcement | Thursday, March 31
Downtown Regional Library | 7:00 p.m.
Naben Ruthnum will announce the winners of this year’s short story contest, with a chance to hear readings by the winners. Click HERE for more information on the contest.
Annual Sharon Thesen Lecture | Wednesday, April 6
Hybrid event | 7:00 p.m.
Creative Writing professor Matt Rader will present the third Annual Sharon Thesen Lecture. Click HERE for more information. This event will be in-person in ADM 026 at UBCO Okanagan, and also via livestream for virtual attendance.
MFA Student Book Launch | Thursday, April 14
Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art | 7:00 pm
Launch for two new books by current MFA Creative Writing students, Umar Turaki’s novel Such a Beautiful Thing to Behold, and Brianna Ferguson A Nihilist Walks into a Bar. More information…
Creative Writing Book Launch | Thursday, April 21
Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre | 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Launch for two new books of poetry by creative writing profs Nancy Holmes, Arborophobia, and Matt Rader, Ghosthawk. With readings by students: Natalie Rice, Sharon Franklet, Mackenzie Tennant, Mathew Wanbon.
Light Up Kelowna | March 1 to April 30
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave. | 6:00 to 10pm daily
Projections on the outside of the RCA windows of student, alumni and faculty work. This project is supported by ARTSCO and the RCA. Find out more…
BFA Student Exhibition | March 11 to April 22
Alternator Centre Members Gallery, 421 Cawston Ave. | Daily
Exhibition of student work curated by visual arts instructor, David Doody
4th year BFA/BMS Student Exhibition: When This Is Over | April 22 to May 11
CCS Building, UBC Okanagan | Opening Reception: April 22, 2022 7pm
The 4th year BFA and BMS graduation show highlights a wide variety of artists’ works created over the course of the year. The collection will include sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, digital media and printmaking. Read more…
BFA Student Exhibition | April 1 to May 25
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave. | Daily
Exhibition of student work curated by visual arts instructor, Connor Charlesworth
Student Okanagan Film Festival | April 27
Mary Irwin Theatre, RCS, 421 Cawston Ave | 7:00 pm
The festival showcases short films from a wide range of genres including mini-documentary, experimental, music videos, animation, short narrative & more. More info…
Street Art Banners | April to September
Arts Commons – space between the Rotary Centre for the Arts and Kelowna Art Gallery
Street poles adorned with banners of student, faculty and alumni artwork. This project is supported by the City of Kelowna.
In addition to all of these opportunities for students to showcase their work and virtual events, students along with creative writing students have produced a set of postcards.