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BC poets’ reading

March 19th, 2024

The Federation of BC Writers (FBCW) is putting together a reading event featuring poetry written by students of University of British Columbia Okanagan campus, currently pursuing MFA disciplines. The event will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, March 26, from 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm. The following BC based writers will appear during the event.

Tosh Sherkat (at right) is a Persian-Doukhobor settler-of-colour born on Sinixt territory in Nelson, BC, living on Syilx territory. Their poetry and fiction have appeared in a number of North American publications, most recently carte blanche and Terrain.org, and is forthcoming at filling Station and Acta Victoriana.

Slava Bart

Slava Bart is a first-year international MFA student at UBCO. He comes from Israel and enjoys multilingual and collaborative writing with a penchant for venturing deep into the past and far into the future, reaching across borders and disciplines. His thesis in poetry reinterprets the books of Genesis and Exodus using multiple languages to tell a personal story of the loss of home after the collapse of the USSR.

Amy Wang

Amy Wang is a Chinese-Canadian writer based on the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan People. Their work is forthcoming or published in Paper Shell, The Goose, The Garden Statuary and exhibited in IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival.

Meaghan Hackinen

The event will be hosted by Meaghan Hackinen, an ultra-endurance cyclist and author of South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels (NeWest, 2019) and Shifting Gears: Coast to Coast on the Trans Am Bike Race (NeWest, 2023). Hackinen was featured in the Autumn 2023 issue of the BCBookWorld newspaper. She delves into relationships, road experiences, and encounters with the wilderness in her writing. Currently, she’s preparing to take on the Tour Divide, a self-supported 4,400-kilometer mountain bike race along the Continental Divide from Banff, Alberta to Antelope Wells, New Mexico.

 

 

 

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EVENT DETAILS

Date: March 26, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm (Digital doors open at 6:55 pm)

Location: Zoom

This is a FREE event open to anyone interested. Visit this link to register and secure your spot for this event. The Zoom link to join the event will be sent to you upon registration.

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