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Annual Sharon Thesen Lecture



Thu, Apr 29th, 2021


7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Kevin Chong, professor of Creative Writing at UBC Okanagan will give the second Annual Sharon Thesen Lecture.

Kevin is the author of six books of fiction and nonfiction, most recently the novel The Plague. Those titles have been named books of the year by Globe and Mail, National Post, and, listed for a CBC prize, a BC Book Prize, and a National Magazine Award, optioned for film and TV, and published in the US, Europe, and Australia. His creative nonfiction and journalism have recently appeared in the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, the Rumpus, and the South China Morning Post.

John Lent gave the first Annual Sharon Thesen lecture on November 19, 2020. Lent took us on a writer’s and teacher’s journey through the power and promise of modernism and the teaching of creative writing. View the lecture, Aspects of Poetics in Contemporary Fiction and Poetry: a practical logic of legacies, a working arc of continuance, below.

Online event via Zoom, Kelowna


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