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Vernon, BC, V1B 2N5

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Editor in Chief:

Kevin McPherson

Production:

Jason Dewinetz

Sales:

Joan Smeyers

Literary Events

Event: Word Ruckus: A Festival of Words & Community

Description: “[A]n all-ages literary shin-dig, a pay what you can writerly free-fer-all, a poetic hoe-down and a magical linguistical brouhaha.”  In 2013, the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness will be presented at Word Ruckus.

Date: TBA (possibly March 2013)
Location: TBA (possibly Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna)
Organizers: Jake Kennedy, Kevin McPherson Eckhoff, and Beks Croker
Contact Info:
jakedavidkennedy@gmail.com

 

Event: Vertigo Voices Reading Series

Description: A reading series “designed to unfold as a dialogue and discussion on the process of writing. Invited authors will explore their writing practice, and discuss other writers and books in order to reveal the context and circumstances that have informed their own work.”

Date: Multiple dates throughout the year
Location: Gallery Vertigo, 3001 - 31st Street (upstairs), Vernon
Organizer: Kevin McPherson Eckhoff
Contact Info:kmcpherson@okanagan.bc.ca
Web: www.okanagan.bc.ca/departments/arts/english/Vertigo_Voices.html

 

Event: Red Dot Players Annual Production

Description: A theatre production with a cast and crew consisting of Okanagan College students and employees and community volunteers.

Date: TBA (possibly March 2013)
Location: S104, Student Services Building, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna
Organizers: Jeremy Beaulne, Leanna Jantzi
Contact Info:JBeaulne@okanagan.bc.ca
Web: www.kalwriters.com/rdp

 

Useful Links

Okanagan College

Okanagan College Department of English
www.okanagan.bc.ca/departments/arts/english.html

Diploma in Writing and Publishing at Okanagan College
webapps-1.okanagan.bc.ca/ok/calendar/calendar.aspx?page=WritingAndPublishingDiploma

KIdsWWwrite
www.kalwriters.com/kidswwwrite

Red Dot Players
www.kalwriters.com/rdp

Ryga: A Journal of Provocations
www.rygajournal.ca

 

Partner Organizations

Gallery Vertigo
www.galleryvertigo.com

Mackie Lake House Foundation
www.mackiehouse.ca

The Ryga Centre
www.ryga.org

 

Grants and Awards

George Ryga Award for Social Justice in Literature
www.georgerygaaward.org

BC Book Prizes
www.bcbookprizes.ca

British Columbia Arts Council
www.bcartscouncil.ca

Canada Council for the Arts
www.canadacouncil.ca

 

News and Reviews

BC Bookworld
www.bcbookworld.com

Pacific Rim Review of Books
www.prrb.ca

So Misguided
www.somisguided.com

 

Professional Associations

The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia
www.books.bc.ca

Federation of BC Writers
www.bcwriters.ca

The Writers’ Union of Canada
www.writersunion.ca

 

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