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February 2021

Art on the Line 2021

Art on the Line

February 27 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

UBC Okanagan Visual Arts Course Union Presents: Art on the Line '21, a stay-at-home gala affair. Guests are encouraged to have small glamourous at-home gatherings with 1920’s styled clothing, hairstyles and of course sequins and pearls! Host, Michael V. Smith, will certainly glitter as he leads us through a night of glamour! Lean into the frivolity!

March 2021

Skin Hunger Exhibition Artist Panel

March 16 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Artist panel as part of exhibition at UBC Okanagan

Mélikah Abdelmoumen: Lecture et rencontre

March 19 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Dr. Mélikah Abdelmoumen will give a public talk and meet with students of FREN338 (French Society & Culture). Dr. Mélikah Abdelmoumen is a Montreal-based writer, researcher, and editor (VLB, Typo, L’Hexagone). She is the author of Douze ans en France, a personal yet critical memoir-essay. Born in Chicoutimi in 1972, she lived in Lyon from 2005 to 2017. She is also a specialist of autofiction (L'École des lectrices : Doubrovsky et la dialectique de l'écrivain, Presses universitaires de Lyon). Please email francis.langevin@ubc.ca…

Papershell Anthology Launch

March 26 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Annual publication showcasing student work from the Creative Writing Program.

April 2021

Why we capitalize the ‘I’ in Indigenous: Guidance on writing with and about Indigenous Peoples

April 1 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Dr. Kerrie Charnley for a talk on writing with Indigenous Style,  from land acknowledgement to land back and why we use the capital I in Indigenous.

Juliet Winters Carpenter: Literary Translation from Abe to Zen

April 9 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

This is a public talk that focuses on issues around translating “hard to translate” cultural concepts and idioms.

Okanagan Short Story Contest Winners Announcement

April 16 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Frances Greenslade will announce the winners of this year’s short story contest, with a chance to hear readings by the winners.

Annual Sharon Thesen Lecture

April 29 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

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

May 2021

Maureen Gruben Artist Talk

May 19 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us to hear a visiting artist speak as part of the Indigenous Art Intensive.

Keynote Speaker: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

May 24 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a talk with a visiting artist as part of the Indigenous Art Intensive.

Madeline Terbasket Artist Talk

May 26 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us to hear a visiting artist speak as part of the Indigenous Art Intensive.

Suzanne Kite Artist Talk

May 26 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us to hear a visiting artist talk as part of the Indigenous Art Intensive.

Panel Discussion: Soundings

May 27 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us to hear a panel discussion as part of the Indigenous Art Intensive.

Panel Discussion

May 31 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us to hear a panel discussion as part of the Indigenous Art Intensive.

June 2021

Artist Talk: Krista Belle Stewart

June 2 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

View this pre-recorded talk with a visiting artist as part of the Indigenous Art Intensive.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

June 3 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a keynote presentation with a curator as part of the Indigenous Art Intensive.

Panel Discussion

June 7 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us to hear a panel discussion as part of the Indigenous Art Intensive.

Artist Talk: Whess Harman

June 8 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Artist in residence gives a talk about their exhibition featured in the FINA Gallery.

Artist Talk: Camille Georgeson-Usher

June 9 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

View this a pre-recorded talk with a visiting artist as part of the Indigenous Art Intensive.

Artist Talk: Scott Benesiinaabanda

June 9 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a pre-recorded talk with a visiting artist as part of the Indigenous Art Intensive.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jolene Rickard

June 10 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a keynote presentation with a curator as part of the Indigenous Art Intensive.

Panel Discussion

June 14 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us to hear a panel discussion as part of the Indigenous Art Intensive.

Artist Talk: Peter Morin

June 16 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a talk with a visiting artist as part of the Indigenous Art Intensive.

Sheldon Pierre Louis Artist Talk

June 22 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As an artist, Sheldon Pierre Louis likes to use his platform as a vessel for change. Art can be an educational tool, a conversational opening, as well as a political weapon.

July 2021

Envisioning a Better World Together

July 10 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre 969 Raymer Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 1K1 Canada

Workshop with Woodhaven Writer in Residence Chantal Bilodeau

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