Kelowna author Alix Hawley will read from her works at UBC’s final Visiting Author evening of the year on April 22 at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art.
Join UBC for the final Visiting Author event of the season as celebrated Kelowna author Alix Hawley reads from her works.
The reading is among a trio of literary tributes celebrating the work of authors and poets on Tuesday, April 22, at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna.
The evening will also see announcement of the winner and two runners-up for the Okanagan Short Story contest. As well, UBC creative writing students will read from their class project #Vherbage!, and launch their collaborative digital writing site that explores the psychosocial, animate lives of plants.
5:30 p.m. – #Vherbage!, a class project by UBC’s Department of Creative Studies creative writing students
7 p.m. – Okanagan Short Story contest winners announced
7:15 p.m. – Visiting Author Alix Hawley reads from her works.
Hawley was one of five finalists for the English 2014 and 2012 CBC Short Story Prize. Her upcoming novel, All True Not a Lie In It, a first-person account of American frontier hero Daniel Boone’s captivity by the Shawnee, will be published this spring.
Hawley has also authored a critically acclaimed short-story collection, The Old Familiar (Thistledown 2008.) A teacher of English literature and creative writing at Okanagan College, she lives in Kelowna with her family.
The evening’s event, which includes snacks and refreshments, is free and open to the public.