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Creative Writing Department Student-Faculty reading


Come and listen to two generations of innovative, entertaining and surprising new words from KPU’s Creative Writing faculty and students.


Everyone is invited to the first annual KPU Creative Writing Department Student-Faculty reading, taking place in the new Spruce Art Gallery in the Spruce building on Surrey Campus, from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday November 14


Award-winning faculty Jen Currin, Nicola Harwood and Billeh Nickerson will be reading from their recent work, alongside four of KPU’s upcoming poets, fiction writers and memoirists: Raven Egan, Cristian Hobson-Dimas, Mariah Negrillo-Soor and Aileen Tran.


Don’t miss out. You heard them here first!


Every year, KPU’s Creative Writing Department bring in new and established writers from across Canada to read / perform for our students. The visiting writers are paired with a KPU Creative Writing Student to read together. Afterwards the writer and student answer your questions about their work, the writing life, or whatever it is their reading made you want to know. Books are sold after the reading so if you like what you’ve heard, you can buy a copy and have it signed. KPU Creative Writing also works to have an annual Writer in Residence. This writers sticks around for a few days, reviews student work, meets with students and presents readings and talks in classrooms and for the university at large. For the last two years the KPU Creative Writing Writer in Residence was Kwantlen First Nation poet and playwright, Joseph Dandurand. Readings usually take place in Fir 3414 and everyone is welcome to attend.

Joseph Dandurand