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Renée Sarojini Saklikar, 2017 Writer-in-Residence

Award-winning Canadian writer, Renée Sarojini Saklikar is the tenth annual Writer-In-Residence at UBC's Okanagan campus.

R SaklikarRenée Sarojini Saklikar writes thecanadaproject, a life-long poem chronicle. Work from the project is widely published in journals, anthologies and chapbooks. The first completed book from thecanadaproject is Children of Air India, un/authorized exhibits and interjections, (Nightwood Editions, 2013) winner of the 2014 Canadian Authors Association Award for poetry and a finalist for the 2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award. Renée is currently a mentor and instructor for Simon Fraser University, and co-founder of the poetry reading series, Lunch Poems at SFU. With Wayde Compton, Renée co-edited The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (Anvil Press/SFU Public Square, 2015). Renée is currently at work on the long poem, “Thot-J-Bap”, excerpts of which can be found in the journals Eleven Eleven, The Capilano Review and online at DUSIE and The Rusty Toque as well as in chapbooks published by Nous-Zot Press and above/ground press. Renée was recently appointed Poet Laureate for the City of Surrey. She collects poems about bees. 

(photo credit: A Tsabari)

Renée will spend 2 weeks on campus from January 29 to February 12 meeting with students and writers to do critiques of their written work, selecting the winners of the Short Story Contest, visiting classrooms for readings of her work, and meeting with local writers.

One-on-One Writing Critiques 

This residency allows 16 selected local writers the opportunity to receive a free critique of their work. Please send in six pages of prose or poetry to, Deadline: January 13, 2017. 

Public Reading

Detail TBC. 

Past Writers in Residence

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