Creative Studies

UBC Okanagan MFA student awarded 2022 Audain Foundation Travel Award

UBC Okanagan MFA student awarded 2022 Audain Foundation Travel Award

Funding will allow Nasim Pirhadi to travel to New York to explore the history and practice of feminist art

Hummingbird Spirits: an installation in memorium

Hummingbird Spirits: an installation in memorium

A series of hummingbird flags were created in honour of the children (little spirits) who never came home.

MFA student takes top prize at the annual Okanagan Short Story Contest this year.

MFA student takes top prize at the annual Okanagan Short Story Contest this year.

Writer in Residence Naben Ruthnum announced the 4 finalists at a public event on March 31st

Anti-Racist Reading Book Club and Reading Series with Katherena Vermette

Anti-Racist Reading Book Club and Reading Series with Katherena Vermette

Book club and public reading with Katherena Vermette, a celebrated author of poetry, novels, children’s fiction and film.

Oddball Submissions – a creative writing project

Oddball Submissions – a creative writing project

Students submit projects that are different from regular assignments with some innovative and interesting results

UBCO writer hosts book club to discuss the ways that race and writing intersect

UBCO writer hosts book club to discuss the ways that race and writing intersect

Participants will examine how reading and writing creative writing is affected by racism alongside authors who will speak to their own experiences.

Soundtrack: a queer oral history project and open mic writing prompt

Soundtrack: a queer oral history project and open mic writing prompt

Guests will use music to ignite a conversation between queer artists