7000 College Way
Vernon, BC, V1B 2N5

General Inquiries:


Jason Dewinetz & Kerry Gilbert

WIR Coordinator:

Kerry Gilbert


Jason Dewinetz


Joan Smeyers

Literary Events

Event: Spoke Literary Festival

Description: “We see Spoke Literary Festival as a way for us to share some of the magic of this communal experience with other writers – from newbies to published pros. At this annual literary festival, we hope to bring writers together to discuss the joys and challenges of writing, to share their work with others, and to learn from one another.

Date: August 11-13 2017
Location: Vernon, BC
Organizers: Hannah Calder and Kerry Gilbert


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


Useful Links

Okanagan College

Okanagan College Department of English

Diploma in Writing and Publishing at Okanagan College


Red Dot Players

Ryga: A Journal of Provocations


Partner Organizations

Gallery Vertigo

Mackie Lake House Foundation

The Ryga Centre


Grants and Awards

George Ryga Award for Social Justice in Literature

BC Book Prizes

British Columbia Arts Council

Canada Council for the Arts


News and Reviews

BC Bookworld

Pacific Rim Review of Books

So Misguided


Professional Associations

The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia

Federation of BC Writers

The Writers’ Union of Canada


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