Author Reading Series

 

 

Featuring local and other B.C. writers at Oxygen Art Centre

 

Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 pm
Kristjana Gunnars
Leesa Dean
Admission by donation.

Reading by White Rock, BC poet, fiction writer, essayist, and artist Kristjana Gunnars, together with Slocan Valley short fiction author, poet, and Selkirk College educator, Leesa Dean. 

Thursday, October 24, 7:30 pm
Kristjana Gunnars workshop: “The Four Parts of Writing—Inspiration, Interactions, Physicality and Publishing—And Why They Matter Equally.”
Admission $10.

Kristjana says: “In this workshop I want to explore the world of writing and the responsibilities and processes involved for the serious professional writer. I am going to show how the writing world can be organized into four areas that are of equal importance to the final product and how many writers make the mistake of neglecting one or more of these areas.

“Writing is not only an act of inspiration that gets processed into language. Writing involves a whole series of interactions with your emotional, philosophical and informed self as well as your community and the community of thought you are in; writing also involves the physical act of placing letters and words on paper and how that relates to the writer’s physicality; and as we will see, the act of publishing and editing are also part of the writing itself. As we explore these different areas, I want to do so interactively and have everyone in the workshop contribute to the formation of as comprehensive a view of writing as possible. Perhaps we can look at where various writers’ works we know and love fall inside this paradigm.”

Kristjana continues to practice both painting and writing, and has an interest in the interaction of the two art forms. Over the last decade her art has been shown in galleries in Vancouver and area, and her work is in many private collections in Canada, the US, and Europe. She adds that during the workshop she also “intends to talk about poetry as a form of visual art, as it manifests in, for example, concrete poetry, and how that interdisciplinary art form can be understood.”

Visit Kristjana Gunnars’s website here
Visit Leesa Dean’s website here

 

Wednesday, November 13, 7:30 pm
Ernest Hekkanen
Josh Massey
Admission by donation.

Nelson man of letters Ernest Hekkanen launches The Ventriloquist’s Dummy Tells All: A Politically Incorrect Novel, together with a reading by Selkirk College novelist, filmmaker and poet Josh Massey.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 pm
Fletcher FitzGibbon
Admission by donation.

Reading by Vancouver fiction author, journalist, food writer and UBC writing prof Timothy Taylor, together with Slocan Valley poet and fiction writer Fletcher FitzGibbon. 

Thursday, March 19, 7:30 pm
Timothy Taylor workshop: “Life Lessons of a Writer: Techniques, Approaches, and Stories From the Road.”
Admission $10.

Timothy says his workshop “will cover fiction and nonfiction. But the idea is to combine me talking about techniques and approaches with sharing stories from the road, so to speak. Instruction combined with entertainment value (hopefully).”

 

Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Hannah Calder
Selkirk College creative writing students
Admission by donation.

Reading by Vernon, BC fiction writer, poet and Okanagan College educator Hannah Calder, together with Selkirk College creative writing students end-of-term reading.

 

Reading series co-sponsored by the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.

Event & Presentation Series is generously supported by Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance–Arts Funding to Communities

 

The Presentation Series hosts artists’ talks, book launches, author readings, performances, independent film showings, panel discussions and more.  The Series is dedicated to an exchange of ideas concerning the contemporary arts, as well as the communities from which the art appears and the communities the art is intended to reach.

Upcoming events are posted on the home page of Oxygen’s website.

Archived events can be found here: http://www.oxygenartcentre.org/category/presentation-series/

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