23 March 2008

2008 Muskwa-Kechika Artist or Naturalist Camp

Applications are now being taken for anyone interested in being a part of a packhorse trip into the Northern Rockies or in attending the 2008 Muskwa-Kechika Artist or Naturalist camp.

The Muskwa-Kechika is a vast chunk of spectacular Rocky Mountain wilderness that still exists in the remote reaches of northern British Columbia, and the expedition and camps are intended to raise awareness of this important wilderness area.

An overview of the artist camp as well as an essay by 2006 participant Don McKay is featured in the current issue of Lake (http://www.lakejournal.ca/archives.html). As well, an article by 2007 participant Sheila Peters can be viewed at http://northword.ca/october-2007/keeping-wilderness-intact .

For applications and information, you can visit www.muskwakechika.com or view the attached brochure.

Dates of the 2008 Events:

Muskwa-Kechika Expeditions (Two week trips will take place from June 30 through to August 28, 2008)

Muskwa-Kechika Artist Camp (August 7-14, 2008)

Muskwa-Kechika Naturalist Camp with host Dick Cannings (August 14-21, 2008)

Please forward this notice to anyone who you think might be interested. If you have any questions, email dkane@nlc.bc.ca.

19 March 2008

BC Book Prize nominee Rita Wong

--Rita Wong
Monday, March 31
1:00 pm
UNBC Room 5-168

Rita's first book, monkeypuzzle, was published by Press Gang in 1998 and received the Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop Emerging Writer Award. She lives in Miami and Vancouver and teaches Critical and Cultural Studies at the Emily Carr Institute. She has published prose works and poems in Shift and Switch: New Canadian Poetry (Mercury 2006). Companions and Horizons: an Anthology of SFU Poetry (West Coast Line 2005), Ribsauce: a CD/Anthology of Words by Women (Véhicule 2001), The Common Sky: Canadian Writers Against the War (Three Squares 2003), and Swallowing Clouds: An Anthology of Chinese-Canadian Poetry (Arsenal Pulp 1999). Her newest book is Forage from Nightwood Editions has been shortlisted for the 2008 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize along with Prince George's own Gillian Wigmore.