Top poet to read at Kelowna library

On Feb. 24, during Freedom to Read Week, UBC’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies will present Patrick Lane, recipient of the 2007 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.

On Feb. 24, during Freedom to Read Week, UBC’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies will present Patrick Lane, recipient of the 2007 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.

Lane is considered by admiring readers—including scholars, critics, and fellow writers—to be one of the finest poets of his generation.

Lane was born in 1939 in Nelson, BC, and grew up in the Okanagan, primarily in Vernon.

Much of Lane’s life has been spent as a poet, producing two dozen books of poetry.

Witness: Selected Poems, 1962-2010 is his most recent work, covering the whole of his career and gathering his finest poems.

He has also written an acclaimed novel, Red Dog, Red Dog.

His poetry and fiction have been widely anthologized and have been translated into many languages.

He currently lives in Victoria.

This event is free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Okanagan Regional Library, the UBC Bookstore and the Canada Council for the Arts.

It will take place at the downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library at 1380 Ellis St., Kelowna. The event starts at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact the Department of Creative Studies at 250-807-9648.