50th Anniversary

Join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary! Over the next year we’ll be sponsoring a series of events to commemorate 50 years of Creative Writing at UBC.

Events List

September 2013
Giller Prize Longlist Announcement: Museum of Anthropology, 8am, September 16
Green College reading series: Ron Wright, Sept. 26
50th Anniversary events at Word Vancouver, Sept. 29

October 2013
Green College reading series: Elizabeth May, Oct. 17
Lucid Book Club: Wayne Grady (Green College), Oct. 21
50th Anniversary event with VIWF: Friday, October 25, 6:00PM, Waterfront Theatre (Keith Maillard, George McWhirter, Nancy Lee, Amber Dawn, Kathy Para, Theodora Armstrong)
Party hosted by UBC CRWR at VIWF: Friday, October 25, 8:00PM
50th Anniversary event with IFOA in Toronto, Oct. 29 (Joseph Boyden, Wayne Grady, Theodora Armstrong, Ania Szado, Ann Ireland, Steven Galloway, Annabel Lyon)

November 2013
VPL free public lecture on screenwriting: Tuesday, Nov. 5, Alice Mackay room, 7:00PM (Peggy Thompson, Linda Svendsen, Maureen Medved)
VPL free public lecture on non-fiction: date TBA, Carnegie branch
Green College reading series: Andrew Nikiforuk, Nov. 21

December 2013

January 2014
Green College reading series: Ron Deibert, Jan. 23

February 2014
Visiting Writer: Hart Hanson (Wed. Feb. 5 to Fri. Feb. 7)
Green College reading series: J.B. MacKinnon, Feb. 20
AWP (Associated Writing Programs Conference: Seattle) – various events (Feb. 26-March 1)

March 2014
50th Anniversary gala in Vancouver (celebration for current students, faculty, alumni, friends of the program), March 15, Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside
Green College reading series: Ann Jones, March 20

April 2014

May 2014
CCWWP (Canadian Creative Writers & Writing Programs Conference: UBC campus). UBC CRWR to host. May 15-18