Michael V. Smith is an associate professor of Creative Writing in the interdisciplinary Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan campus, in Kelowna, British Columbia. He has published six books, made dozens of short films, and performed on many small stages across North America. He won the inaugural Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers in 2007.
A roundtable for creative writing instructors who do “alternative” writing projects, such as videopoems, audio installation, Instagram stories, Twitter essays/fictions, concrete poetry, Twine stories, or using websites such as significantobjects.com, learningtoloveyoumore.com, and on. All participants are invited to swap assignment descriptions, to enable colleagues to use or adapt these approaches/forms in their own teaching. All […]
The Writers’ Trust of Canada invites you to celebrate the announcement of the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. This prize is presented to an emerging Canadian writer from the LGBTQ community who demonstrates great promise through a body of work of exceptional quality. This year’s finalists are Ben Ladouceur, Trish Salah, and Joshua […]