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When We Both Were Clothed Alike: Conversation Poetics

September 27, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nancy Holmes will present the fourth annual Sharon Thesen lecture.

Sharon Thesen was the first full professor in the Department of Creative Studies and is now professor emerita here at UBC. She is also a renowned Canadian poet and editor. The Creative Writing program at UBC intends for the Sharon Thesen lecture to acknowledge her contributions to British Columbian and Canadian literature and to the Creative Writing Program at UBC Okanagan. In her honor, a different writer each year will give a lecture that tackles key issues of contemporary writing, poetics, and Canadian literature.

Participants Nancy Holmes and Sharon Thesen will be present in the UBC Okanagan Special Collections and Archives (OSC), as space is limited in the OSC, the public is invited to attend this event in a virtual platform.

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The Corbishley Family Reading Room at UBC Okanagan Special Collections and Archives, is located in the Commons building. UBCO Special Collections and Archives serves as a dynamic access point for archival, primary source, and special collections reflecting the history and character of the Okanagan and neighbouring areas.

About the Presenter

Nancy Holmes is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of Creative Studies at UBC Okanagan. She has published six collections of poetry, most recently Arborophobia (University of Alberta Press, 2022). Her last publication, The Flicker Tree: Okanagan Poems (Ronsdale Press, 2012), is a collection of poems about the place, people, plants, and animals of the Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia.  She is also the editor of Open Wide a Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009).  With her colleague Denise Kenney in Interdisciplinary Performance, she worked on several initiatives of the Eco Art Incubator, a large scale research project federally funded by SSHRC (Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council.

Image shows Nancy Homes (left) and Sharon Thesen (right) at the Baird Bowering Collection opening event in the Okanagan Special collections, fall 2022


September 27, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Additional Info

Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Presentation, Talk/Lecture
Arts and Humanities, Culture and Diversity
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Families, Partners and Industry, Students