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Visiting Speakers Series

Artist Andrew Alexon - November 7, Surrey Fir 328

On November 7, 2018, poet and visual artist Andrea Alexon, author of Broken Teapots (FREDA, 1997), will be speaking on post-traumatic stress and personal and political abuse, and will be reading some of her newest poems that emerge out of such experiences. This talk, hosted by Dr. Fred Ribkoff and scheduled to coincide with English 3370: Life Writing (course title: Trauma and Survival), will take place from 10:00 - 11:20 a.m. in Fir 328 and is open to the KPU community.


Poet Brian Bartlett - October 31, Richmond 2525

Poet Brian Bartlett, recently retired faculty member from Saint Mary's University and editor of The Collected Poems of Alden Nowlan (2017), will give a reading of his animal-related poetry from 11:30 AM -12:50 PM on October 31, 2018 in Andrew Bartlett’s 1204 classroom (Richmond campus, Room 2525). In the afternoon from 3:00 – 3:50 PM, Brian will present a brief reading of his food-related poetry followed by an informal conversation about the project of editing Nowlan’s work in Shelley Boyd’s ENGL 4401 seminar (Surrey campus, Cedar 2005). Both talks are open to the KPU community. 


Visiting Speaker - Dr. Mark Olyan - October 17!

On October 17, 2018, Dr. Mark Olyan, an archivist from McGill University’s Living Testimonies Project, will speak from 10:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. about the Canadian (NFB) Holocaust documentary film Memorandum, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. about survivor testimony housed at McGill University. This talk, hosted by Dr. Fred Ribkoff and scheduled to coincide with English 3370: Life Writing (course title: Trauma and Survival), will take place in Fir 328 and will be open to the KPU community.