AUTHORS AND SPEAKERS SERIES
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.
Reading by poets Gerry Hill (Regina) and Susan Andrews Grace (Nelson)
Talk on contemporary Canadian publishing by Kitty Lewis, Brick Books
Reading by authors Ashok Mathur (Kelowna) and Emily Nilsen (Nelson)
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.
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