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Shazia Hafiz Ramji

Reading: Wednesday, February 20th at 4:00pm

KPU Surrey, Spruce Art gallery (Spruce 140)

Shazia Hafiz Ramji’s first book, Port of Being (Invisible Publishing), received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and was one of the CBC’s best Canadian poetry books of 2018. Her fiction and criticism have appeared in The Humber Literary Review and Quill and Quire. She will be writer in residence with Open Book in 2019.
Shazia lives on unceded Coast Salish land (Vancouver) where she works as a publishing consultant and editor for various presses across Canada, and where she is working on a novel.

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Creative Writing Year End Party

free refreshments

open mic

awards ceremony

Wednesday, April 3, 4:30-6:30pm

Spruce Art Gallery, KPU Surrey




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