UBC summer institute on editing presents new documentary on historic event
WHAT: The Line Has Shattered documentary film screening
WHERE: University Centre Theatre (UNC 106), 3272 University Ave., UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna
WHEN: 2:30pm Tuesday, July 30.
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.
Those were heady days in the early ‘60s when beat poet Allen Ginsberg and his contemporaries Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Denise Levertov, Charles Olson, and Margaret Avison attended a seminal event at UBC’s Vancouver campus.
At the time, students like George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt and Fred Wah attended the bohemian affair put on by UBC Prof. Warren Tallman. Today, the three are among renowned Canadian poets who are featured in Robert McTavish’s just-released documentary film on the conference called The Line has Shattered. Wah is currently Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Bowering was the first Poet Laureate and Marlatt is a Member of the Order of Canada.
A trailer of The Line Has Shattered is available for viewing here:
The event, part of a week-long summer institute called Editing Modernism On and Off the Page, is free and open to the public.
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