Gerry Shikatani is UBC’s 2014 Writer-in-Residence


Award-winning Canadian poet and food writer Gerry Shikatani is the seventh annual Writer-in-Residence at UBC's Okanagan campus. Sponsored by the Department of Creative Studies and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, this program allows 16 selected local writers to get free critiques of their work.

Shikatani will spend two weeks on UBC’s Okanagan campus from March 10 to 22, giving in-class talks on campus, and meeting with students and members of the local community to discuss their work one-on-one. Shikatani’s free public reading at downtown Kelowna's Okanagan Regional Library, 1380 Ellis St., part of the Visiting Author Series, is Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m.

Writers of all genres are encouraged to meet with Shikatani. If you would like to be considered for an appointment, send a maximum of four to six double-spaced pages of your poetry or prose (plus a one-page synopsis if it is an excerpt from a longer work.) Your submission should be sent by email by February 28 to Provide your name, student number (if applicable), phone number, and email address. Please put “Writer in Residence” in the subject line.

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