Writer in residence offers free critiques at UBCO

Poet Erin Moure is in the Okanagan Feb. 1 to 15 to offer students and writers a critique of their work.

  • Jan. 6, 2013 5:00 p.m.
Erìn Moure is the sixth annual writer-in-residence at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Erìn Moure is the sixth annual writer-in-residence at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Award-winning Canadian poet and essayist Erìn Moure is the sixth annual writer-in-residence at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Sponsored by the department of creative studies and the faculty of creative and critical studies, this program allows 16 selected local writers – at least six of whom are students – to get free critiques on their work.

Moure will spend two weeks at UBC Okanagan from Feb. 1 to 15, giving a public talk on translation, holding a workshop on poetry translation, and meeting with students to discuss their work one-on-one.

Moure’s free public reading at downtown Kelowna’s Okanagan Regional Library branch — part of the Visiting Author Series — is Feb. 12, starting at 7 p.m.

Writers of poetry and translation are particularly encouraged to meet with Moure.

Those who would like to be considered for an appointment are asked to send in one attached document, a maximum of four-to-six pages of poetry, or 15 pages of prose (plus a one-page synopsis if an excerpt from a longer work).

Submissions should be sent via email before Jan. 21 to melissa.mchugh@ubc.ca. Name, student number (if applicable), phone number, and e-mail address should be included, with writer in residence in the subject line.