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“Seeing Things: Developing the Image” with UBCO MFA Poets

Saturday, April 27

Summerland Branch ORL

9533 Main Street Summerland, BC.

2 pm- 3:30 pm

Use your senses in this generative workshop to identify and develop the central image for a new poem. An assemblage of natural items will be on hand to inspire you through the senses of touch, smell, sight and sound. Facilitators: Slava Bart, Christine McPhee and Amy Wang

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Slava Bart is a first-year MFA student UBCO. He comes from Israel and enjoys multilingual and collaborative writing with a penchant for venturing deep into the past and far into the future, reaching across borders and disciplines. He hopes to explore the nihonga art and creative process of a contemporary woman painter from Japan and the life and work of the 18th-century philosopher-poet Hryhory Skovoroda.

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Amy Wang is a Chinese-Canadian writer based on the unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) People. Their work has been published in The Goose, The Garden Statuary and exhibited in IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival. They are currently an MFA student at University of British Columbia (Okanagan).

Christine McPhee lives and writes in Penticton. She is inspired by the grasslands, ponderosa pine forests, rivers and lakes and their various wild inhabitants. Christine's day job is as a librarian working with an amazing team of people to support literacy, democracy, and community at Okanagan Regional Library. Christine's work has been published in The Fiddlehead, The Dalhousie Review, Room, The Antigonish Review and Contemporary Verse 2.  

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