26 March 2007


Launch of the UNBC GAIA anthology
of creative writing and visual art: Mixtape


a reading by Rob Budde
ENGL 470 Creative Writing class

Monday, April 2
8:00 pm
UNBC Room 7-158 (Not 5-178)

coffee and snacks

19 March 2007

Forthcoming Prince George Book!

Soft Geography, by Gillian Wigmore
ISBN 978-1-894759-23-6
$15.95, 80 pages, paperback, poetry
Forthcoming April 2007

Soft geography is a detailed poetic map and guide to life in Northern British Columbia. Word for word, letter by letter, Gillian Wigmore’s poems adeptly express the region’s landscape, flora and fauna, climate and mindset. It is a rare occasion that such a genuine and honest voice emerges from Canadian poetry; Wigmore’s poems are words to believe in, and words to live by.

“What a wonderful, fresh voice Gillian Wigmore brings to the page. These wise poems know the push and pull within family. They reveal the tender truths behind the rough edges of small-town life. Her voice resonates with authenticity, and whether she is writing about a near drowning or ice fishing, she is ultimately writing about the complications of love. These are poems you will not soon forget.”
—Robert Hilles,
Governor General’s Award-winner for Poetry

Gillian Wigmore grew up in Vanderhoof, BC, received a double major in English and Writing from the University of Victoria in 1999, and currently lives in Prince George with her husband and two small children. She has been published in CV2, filling station, the Inner Harbour Review, and Westwords and Northword magazines.

Watch for launch details in May 2007!

09 March 2007

2nd Annual Prince George Chapbook Fair

Monday, April 30th
8:00 pm
Art Space (above Books & Co.), Prince George

Chapbook displays, sales, and trading.

Also, the Barry McKinnon Chapbook Prize ($250 sponsored by the UNBC Arts Council) will be awarded.

Eligible chapbooks are:
--made by author or a small chapbook press
--by an author from Northern BC
--produced after April 2006
--prize money goes to author
--judging will be base on 1) quality of writing 2) quality of chapbook and 3) match between chapbook form and the text

Authors of eligible chapbooks will be invited to perform a short reading at the event.

Send chapbooks by April 16th to

Rob Budde
English Program, UNBC
3333 University Way
Prince George BC V2N 4Z9

01 March 2007


The UNBC English Program and the Emily Carr Institute will be holding
information sessions for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program starting in
September 2007.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Public Information Session will be held in the evening
7:00 – 9:00 pm in the AGO 7-212 (near the Winter Garden)
Faculty from UNBC English Program and representatives from the Emily Carr
Institute (Alan McMillan, Judy Davis and Dale Gamble)

Will be available to answer questions, assist with applications and review

Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.
Everyone is welcome!