34 Years Later: Book Launch, Readings, Music

May 1, 7:30 p.m. Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance), Nelson

Thirty-four years to the day after the closure of Nelson’s David Thompson University Centre, Winlaw author Tom Wayman launches a book of essays, If You’re Not Free At Work, Where Are You Free? Literature and Social Change (Guernica Editions). One of the essays documents Nelson’s long struggle to maintain its own post-secondary institution. Wayman is a former DTUC instructor. Joining him will be a former instructor at Notre Dame University of Nelson, DTUC’s predecessor: Vernon author and musician John Lent.


Fred Wah and Nancy Holmes – Upstream Benefits


March 17
Reading by poets Gerry Hill (Regina) and Susan Andrews Grace (Nelson)

April 28
Talk on contemporary Canadian publishing by Kitty Lewis, Brick Books

May 5
Reading by authors Ashok Mathur (Kelowna) and Emily Nilsen (Nelson)

November 3
Readings by regional authors Ernest Hekkanen, Barbara Curry Mulcahy, Bobbie Ogletree, Jude Schmitz and Margrith Schraner to mark the final issue of Nelson’s New Orphic Review literary magazine.

November 25
As part of Oxygen’s Upstream Benefits symposium:

Panel on presenting rural communities with authors Nancy Holmes (Kelowna) and Fred Wah (Riondel and Vancouver)

Reading by poets Nancy Holmes, Jordan Mounteer (Winlaw) and Fred Wah


All events in 2017 co-sponsored with Oxygen Art Centre