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UBC Okanagan Writer in Residence Public Talk—Author Shelley Wood

March 6 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Author Shelley Wood

Join us for a public talk with the 2024 Writer in Residence, Shelley Wood, at the FINA Gallery.

The UBCO Writer in Residence program promotes Canadian writing and literature to Okanagan residents and provides emerging writers with the opportunity to get feedback on their creative work.  We are pleased to welcome Shelley Wood as the 2024 Writer-in-Residence.

About the Author

Originally from Vancouver, BC, Shelley Wood did her undergraduate degree in English Literature at McGill and her graduate degree in Journalism at UBC.

Her short stories and creative nonfiction have been published in Grain, Room, Causeway Lit, Canadian Notes & Queries, Phoebe, the Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, Bath Flash Fiction, Freefall, and the Saturday Evening Post. Her debut novel, The Quintland Sisters (William Morrow, 2019), was an instant #1 Canadian bestseller and her second novel, The Leap Year Gene, will be published in August 2024 by Harper Collins Canada and Union Square Press (US).

She divides her time between her home in Kelowna, BC, and her work as a medical journalist and editorial director for the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in New York, NY.

Public Talk

Date: Wednesday, March 6
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Location: CCS 122 – Creative and Critical Studies building (classroom next to FINA Gallery).


March 6
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Creative and Critical Studies Building (CCS)
1148 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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Additional Info

Room Number
CCS 122
Event Type
Presentation, Reading, Talk/Lecture
Arts and Humanities, Student Learning
Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students