Corinna Chong + Matt Rader

Author Reading Series: April 2024
Workshops: Thursday, May 2, 2024 @ 10 AM + 1 PM ($50 ea.)

Event: Friday, May 3, 2024 @ 7 PM (Free!)

All held at Oxygen’s facility (#3-320 Vernon St., Nelson, BC)

Oxygen Art Centre is delighted to present the second event of 2024’s Author Reading Series featuring Corinna Chong and Matt Rader at an in-person reading event on Friday, May 3, 2024 @ 7 PM.

This event is free, everyone welcome! No registration is required.

The event will feature readings by Chong and Rader, in addition to an emerging writer in the Selkirk College Creative Writing program. A short question and answer period will close the event.

This program is generously supported by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. Learn more about this event and upcoming events and workshops, here.

 

While visiting Nelson, Chong and Rader will offer two writing workshops on Thursday, May 2, 2024 @ 10 AM + 1 PM at Oxygen’s facility.

 

Workshop #1

 

Writing Against Perfectionism, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Revision w/Corinna Chong
IN PERSON @ OXYGEN ART CENTRE
1 Class: May 2, 2024
Thursday: 10am – 12pm
Fee: $50
Register here!
Registration Deadline: April 25, 2024

 

Workshop #2

 

Praise, Gratitude, & Loss: Writing Odes & Elegies in an Age of Crisis w/Matt Rader
IN PERSON @ OXYGEN ART CENTRE
1 Class: May 2, 2024
Thursday: 1pm – 3pm
Fee: $50
Register here!
Registration Deadline: April 25, 2024

 

Spaces are limited!  

 

About the Authors

Corinna Chong‘s first novel, Belinda’s Rings, was published by NeWest Press in 2013, and her reviews and short fiction have appeared in magazines across Canada. The Whole Animal, a collection of short stories, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2023, and includes “Kids in Kindergarten,” which won the 2021 CBC Short Story Prize, and “Love/Cream/Heat,” which was selected for The Best Canadian Stories 2024, published by Biblioasis. Bad Land, her second novel, will be released in Fall 2024 with Arsenal Pulp Press. Corinna lives in Kelowna, BC and teaches English, creative writing, and fine arts at Okanagan College.

Matt Rader is an award-winning author of six volumes of poetry, a collection of stories and a book of nonfiction. His most recent collection is Fine (2024). His previous book of poems, Ghosthawk (2021), was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia Okanagan and lives in Kelowna, BC.

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