Feb 7-10: Reading the Valley in Kelowna

Starting today!


Reading the Valley is a gathering of readers and writers from near and far. Celebrating the launch of this annual event, Reading the Valley welcomes 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.

Join us for various events throughout this gathering, meet with writers, attend panels, expand your social network, and more.”

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UBC Okanagan Writer-in-Residence

UBC Okanagan Campus.
UBC Okanagan Campus. Image courtesy of UBC.

I’m honoured and excited to be the tenth annual Writer-In Residence at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Until Feb 12 I’ll be working with students and fellow writers to provide critiques, selecting winners from a short story contest, and doing classroom readings.

Appreciating having the time to work, engage, connect…

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Jan 25 – Celebrating Robert Burns in BC: Past and Present


As important areas of settlement for Scots in Canada, Victoria and Vancouver have had a long tradition of celebrating Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns,” says McCullough. “However, how Burns has been celebrated has changed over time. We’ll explore the new ways in which we celebrate Scotland’s most famous poet and lyricist, within the context of B.C.’s multicultural history.”

A procession of the haggis will start in the Mezzanine at 11am, followed by the address and sampling. Then at 12 Noon, there is an open invitation to join Surrey Poet Laureate Renee Saklikar’s Burns poetry recital, also in the Mezzanine.”

  • Date: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
  • Location: SFU Surrey campus
  • Time: 10am in Room 2995

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