Marking Creative Writing’s 50th Anniversary, The National Post today interviewed a host of former students about their experiences in the program. From Andreas Schroeder (class of 1972) all the way to Kim Fu (class of 2011), graduates talk about their work, their influences and, as Kim Fu puts it, the two classrooms and a hallway at UBC that “were more like a rock tumbler than a church.”
UBC Creative Writing Instructor Charles Demers creates his first pantomime,and The Georgia Straight tells all.
“I’ve been dreaming of writing a panto since I heard what a panto is—about six months ago,” jokes playwright Charles Demers, joining director Amiel Gladstone and musical director Veda Hille in an interview with the Straight as East Van Panto breaks for lunch. Demers, who works primarily as a comedian and author, says that when Theatre Replacement called and asked him about creating a panto, nobody had much familiarity with the subject… Read more