What: Visiting Author series with Matt Rader, UBC assistant professor, Creative Writing
When: Friday, November 28, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30)
Where: Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna
Cost: Free, open to the public
UBC’s Visiting Author Series November event features Matt Rader, assistant professor of Creative Writing with the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan.
Rader will give a reading on Friday, November 28, 8 p.m., at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna. In addition, Ashok Mathur, head of Creative Studies at UBC Okanagan, will also stage a reading of his works. This free event is open to the public.
Rader debuts his new book, What I Want to Tell Goes Like This, an intensely original first short-story collection. The story All This Was a Long Time Ago, is the 2014 winner of the Jack Hodgins Founders’ Award for fiction (The Malahat Review).
Rader is the author of three books of poems, including Miraculous Hours (Nightwood Editions, 2005), which was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and long-listed for the ReLit Award. His fiction and poetry have been nominated for awards such as the Journey Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the Pushcart Prize. He is the 2014 recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Joseph S. Stauffer Prize for literature.
As a writer, cultural organizer, and interdisciplinary artist, Mathur’s work addresses the intersections of race, indigeneity, and creative and artistic research. His novels include A Little Distillery in Nowgong (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009); The Short Happy Life of Harry Kumar (Arsenal, 2001); and Once Upon an Elephant (Arsenal, 1998); in addition he has published a poetic novella, Loveruage (Wolsak and Wynn, 1993).