In collaboration with the UBC Creative Writing Program, the Belkin Art Gallery presents a reading and book signing featuring four acclaimed authors. Join us in the Rereading Room, a reconstruction of the Vancouver Women’s Bookstore (1973-1996), as we celebrate new books by UBC faculty members Amber Dawn, Kevin Chong, Maureen Medved and Timothy Taylor.
Amber Dawn is a writer and creative facilitator living on unceded Coast Salish Territories. She is the author of four books and the editor of two anthologies. Her new novel, Sodom Road Exit, probes themes of systemic poverty, trauma, vengeful ghosts and lesbian desire, all set in a failed amusement park town in the early 1990s.
Kevin Chong is the author of six books of fiction and nonfiction, including the new novel The Plague. He has been shortlisted for a National Magazine Award and the Hubert Evans Prize, and nominated for a Pushcart prize. His work has recently appeared in The Rumpus, Cosmonauts Avenue and The Walrus.
Maureen Medved’s writing has been published in literary journals and magazines and on the stage and screen internationally. Her screen adaptation of her novel The Tracey Fragments opened the Panorama program of the 57th annual Berlin International Film Festival, winning the Manfred Salzgeber Prize. Her novel Black Star is coming out in 2018 and another book of essays is forthcoming in 2019.
Timothy Taylor is a novelist, journalist and professor. He has written four novels, a collection of short fiction and three book length works of nonfiction. His most recent book is the novel The Rule of Stephens.
Once again, we are pleased to welcome the UBC Contemporary Players to the Belkin Art Gallery for a concert inspired by the exhibition Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT. Directed by UBC School of Music faculty Drs. Corey Hamm and Paolo Bortolussi, the UBC Contemporary Players ensemble includes graduate and undergraduate students focusing on music and performance of our time. Programs blend masterworks by internationally acclaimed composers with exciting world premieres of works written expressly for the ensemble by UBC composition majors.[more]
Celebrating the excessive abundance of the archive, Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT is concerned with language, depictions of the woman reader as an artistic genre and the potential of reading as performed resistance.[more]