Three Okanagan writers are the next featured readers in The Lake: A Reading Series, presented by UBC Okanagan. Valerie Stenson, Jake Kennedy and Jason Dewintez will team up for the final literary evening of the academic year on Wednesday, March 26, 7 p.m. at the downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library, 1380 Ellis St.
- Valerie Stetson is the author of a collection of short stories, The Year I Got Impatient, and a new collection of poems called Living In Gravity. In 2001, she received the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for short fiction. She lives in Kelowna and is currently writing a novel.
- Jake Kennedy lives in Kelowna and teaches at Okanagan College. His poetry, prose, and visual pieces have appeared in Canadian, American, and UK literary journals. His chapbook Hazard was the 2007 winner of the bpNichol chapbook award.
- Jason Dewinetz is a writer, editor, publisher and typographer. His publications include Moving to the Clear, The Gift of a Good Knife, In Theory, and A Bibliography of the Black Sparrow Press. He is the founding editor, publisher and designer of Greenboathouse Books and lives in Vernon.
“We’re pleased to showcase these exciting young writers, and we think this event is a great way to end a stellar season of readings,” says Nancy Holmes, Associate Professor in Creative Writing. “The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies has brought so many important and fascinating writers to Kelowna this year, we wanted a night of home-grown talent to top it off.”
Sponsored by UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, The Lake: A Reading Seriesbrings Canadian authors to Kelowna and presents their readings free of charge to the public. The Okanagan Regional Library supports the series.
For more information, call Nancy Holmes at 250-807-9369.
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