Media Advisory | January 10, 2013

Award-winning poet Rita Wong reads at Visiting Author Series

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Canada Read poetry winner researches poetics of water through humanities

Rita Wong

Rita Wong

WHAT: UBC Visiting Author Series
WHO: Rita Wong
WHEN: 7 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2013
WHERE: Okanagan Public Library, 1380 Ellis St., Kelowna

Rita Wong, water activist and winner of the 2011 CBC Canada Reads Poetry competition, will read from her work on Monday, January 14 at 7 p.m. at the downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

Wong teaches writing and cultural approaches to water-based ecology at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. She is the author of three books of poetry: sybil unrest, forage, and monkeypuzzle. She is also the developer of the collaborative creative project Downstream: A Poetics of Water.

This free community event is part of the 2012-2013 Visiting Author Series events hosted in downtown Kelowna by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, the UBC Bookstore, the Okanagan Regional Library and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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