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Public Reading at Woodhaven
March 2 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Join us for an intimate early spring reading at Woodhaven. Visiting writer, Traci Skuce, reading from her from her story collection, Hunger Moon, will be joined by Kelowna-based writers, Nancy Holmes, Xiaoxuan Huang, and Jodey Castricano. Free and open to the public.
Traci Skuce lives, writes, and swims on the traditional and unceded territories of the Sahtloot, Sasitla, Ieeksun and Puntledge peoples. Her work has appeared in several literary journals throughout North America. In April 2020, her short story collection, Hunger Moon, was released by NeWest Press and was a finalist for the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize.
Xiaoxuan / Sherry Huang is a writer and scholar whose poetics emerges and expands through music, ephemera, and printed matter. Her first full-length publication, Love Speech, (Metatron Press 2019,) is a work of poetry and auto-theory. She is a 1.5 generation Shanghainese Canadian. Connect with her on Instagram @xiao_xuan_huang, and catch her monthly radio show, body of text, on moonglowradio.net
Nancy Holmes has published six collections of poetry, mostly recently Arborophobia (University of Alberta Press, 2022). Nancy’s poems and short stories have been published in Canada, the UK, and Ireland. She is the editor of Open Wide a Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems and she teaches Creative Writing at The University of British Columbia in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada where she lives. She also collaborates with communities and other artists on eco art projects both locally and internationally. Nancy won the 2017 Malahat Review’s Creative Non-Fiction award.
Jodey Castricano is a scholar, activist and writer whose academic work in theory by necessity holds space for and relies upon a poetics always already concerned with transgenerational haunting (memory, mourning, encryption) and along with that what Timothy Morton calls “the rip between reality and the real”. In addition to Cryptomimesis: The Gothic and Jacques Derrida’s Ghost Writing and Gothic Metaphysics: From Alchemy to the Anthropocene, other works actually leaning towards poetry have appeared in West Coast Line; Motel and Prairie Fire, while “Conundrums: Letters to Mary Shelley from the Underground” made an appearance as a chapbook in the Pomflit Series, edited by Roy Miki.