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Erìn Moure named 2012-13 Writer-in-Residence

Acclaimed poet offers free critiques to local writers

Erìn Moure

Erìn Moure

What: Free critiques offered by UBC’s Writer-in- Residence
Who: Poet Erìn Moure
When: February 1  to 15
Where: Fine Arts Building, University of British Columbia Okanagan campus and other locations

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 will be students – to get free critiques on their work.

Moure will spend two weeks on UBC’s Okanagan campus from Feb. 1 to 15, 2013, 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 — part of the Visiting Author Series — is Tuesday, Feb. 12, starting at 7 p.m.

Writers of poetry and translation are particularly encouraged to meet with Ms. Moure. If you would like to be considered for an appointment, please 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).  Your submission should be via email before January 21 to [email protected] Email details should include your name, student number (if applicable), phone number, and email address. Please put “Writer in Residence” in the subject line.

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