If you’re in Kelowna on Friday night…

Final event wraps up successful Woodshed summer series

Last chance to enjoy a summer evening of poetry, fiction, and music

Award-winning writer and poet Theresa Kishkan will read from a collection of her work on Friday, August 21 at the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre.

What: An evening of poetry and live music
Who: Theresa Kishkan, Darian Saunders, and Sami Al-khalili
When: Friday, August 21, at 7 p.m.
Where: Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre, 969 Raymer Road, Kelowna

As summer begins to wane, organizers of the Woodshed Reading series are hosting a final event before bidding farewell to their second successful series of words and music.

Novelist, poet, and essayist Theresa Kishkan will read from a collection of her work on Friday, August 21 at the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre. Singer-songwriter Darian Saunders and operatic beat-boxer Sami Al-khalili will be on hand to perform music to accompany Kishkan.

Kishkan is a prolific writer who lives on the Sechelt Peninsula, where she runs High Ground Press with her husband John Pass. She is the author of six books of poetry, including Black Cup, and several chapbooks, including Morning Glory, which won the bpNichol Chapbook Prize. The bpNichol Chapbook Award recognizes excellence in Canadian poetry that is published in chapbook format (not less than 10 pages and not more than 48). Awarded continuously since 1986, the $4,000 prize is presented to a poetry chapbook judged to be the best submitted that year.

Kishkan is also the author of three novels, Sisters of Grass, A Man in a Distant Field, and The Age of Water Lilies, and several collections of essays including Mnemonic: A Book of Trees (Goose Lane Editions, 2011).

This is the final Woodhaven event, closing out what has been a jam-packed summer of words, metaphors, and music. This is a free event, beginning at 7 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre is located at 969 Raymer Road, Kelowna.

The Woodshed Reading Series is sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts, UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, The Association of Literature, Environment and Culture in Canada, and the Regional District of Central Okanagan. Follow the Facebook page ‘The Woodshed Readings’ or on the blog:  blogs.ubc.ca/woodhavencentre for more events.

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