Lake Magazine 8 launches, students present Plant Intelligence Project
What: UBC’s Visiting Author series
Who: Tim Lilburn
When: Friday April 19, 7 p.m.
Where: Alternator Gallery, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna
It promises to be an evening of poetic acclaim, an emotional farewell and a strring conclusion to the academic year as UBC’s Visiting Author series concludes on Friday April 19.
The multi-media arts event begins at 7 p.m. at the Alternator Gallery in the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna. Poet Tim Lilburn, award-winning author of eight books of poetry, including To the River, Kill-site and Orphic Politics will give a reading from his works.
Lilburn’s writings have been translated into French, Chinese, Serbian, and Polish. In addition to the Governor General’s Award, his work has received the Canadian Authors Association Award, the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award, and the Saskatchewan Nonfiction Award.
Lilburn has also authored two essay collections and his most recent book is Assiniboia. He teaches at the University of Victoria.
Also taking place is the fondly awaited launch of LAKE: A journal of arts and the environment, the eighth and final issue of the Okanagan’s premier literary magazine.
Contributors in this parting edition comprise emerging artists and writers as well as nationally renowned talents. Lake 8 includes art by Tanja Leonhardt, Akiko Taniguci, Larry Merriman and Brian Cullen. There is poetry by Lilburn, Emily Nilsen, Portia Priegert, Christine Lowther, Carolyn “Hoople” Creed, Jeremy Nathan Marks and Salvatore Difalco. Prose includes stories by Karen Hofmann, Hedy Heppenstall, and Emily McGiffin. Lake #8 also features What Lodges in the Heart, the winning creative non-fiction piece by Christina Robertson.
The occasion also showcases the final group presentations of The Plant Intelligence Project by UBC’s second-year creative writing students. Their interim projects proved a popular, intercultural, humanities-meets-science highlight of Celebrate Research Week on the Okanagan campus. Now students are putting it all on the table in this public display of academic achievement.
This cultural event is sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, the Dept. of Creative Studies Creative Writing program and the Canada Council for the Arts.
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