Together with UBC Bookstore, Caitlin Press, and the UBC Creative Writing Alumni Association, the UBC Creative Writing Program is hosting a reading and book signing of the anthology Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts edited by Ruth Daniell.

“The stories represent the diverse experiences that surround breasts: the coming of age stories, the struggles with gender, the trauma, the self-love, the experience of motherhood, the early sexualisation, the struggles of not feeling like enough or feeling like too much–too much of a woman, not enough of a woman, too much cleavage, too little. […] But no matter what your personal experiences with them, Boobs will engage you and make you feel things–in the breast possible way.” –Ljudmila Petrovic, Sad Mag

At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Boobs is a diverse collection of stories about the burdens, expectations and pleasures of having breasts. From the agony of puberty and angst of adolescence to the anxiety of aging, these stories and poems go beyond the usual images of breasts found in fashion magazines and movie posters, instead offering dynamic and honest portraits of desire, acceptance and the desire for acceptance.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, July 13th, 2pm
Where: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 182

This event is free and open to the public.

Readings by:

  • Francine Cunningham
  • Dina Del Bucchia
  • Miranda Pearson
  • Laura Ritland
  • Esther Griffin
  • Ruth Daniell
  • Sara Graefe
  • Nancy Lee

 

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The Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office will be holding a series of Copyright Education workshops over the summer. Workshops will focus on author and creator rights; copyright in the classroom; copyright in the digital environment; copyright and conference presentations; and scholarly publishing, funding mandates, and open access. These workshops will be of particular interest to graduate students, faculty, instructional designers and anyone else who participates in research, scholarship and teaching at the post-secondary level.

 

Upcoming Copyright Workshops:

Navigating Copyright in the Digital Environment
Thursday, July 7 | 10-11am
Learn about what you can post on a UBC departmental site, social media platform and more

Register here

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Copyright and the Ethics of Scholarly Publishing
Thursday, July 14 | 10-11am
Plagiarism? Academic integrity? “Self-plagiarism”? “Gift authorship”?

Find out what these terms mean and what you need to know to get your work out there ethically while preserving your own rights.

Register here

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Author Rights, Funding Mandates, and Open Access Publishing
Thursday, July 21 | 10-11am
Curious about managing copyright in academic publishing?

Discover the different options available for open access publishing

Register here

 

Reserve  your seat today!

 

Above image is courtesy of Pixabay and partial excerpt in italics is courtesy of UBC Library

teaching-661748_960_720

The Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office will be holding a series of Copyright Education workshops over the summer. Workshops will focus on author and creator rights; copyright in the classroom; copyright in the digital environment; copyright and conference presentations; and scholarly publishing, funding mandates, and open access. These workshops will be of particular interest to graduate students, faculty, instructional designers and anyone else who participates in research, scholarship and teaching at the post-secondary level.

 

Upcoming Copyright Workshops:

Navigating Copyright in the Digital Environment
Thursday, July 7 | 10-11am
Learn about what you can post on a UBC departmental site, social media platform and more

Register here

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 

Copyright and the Ethics of Scholarly Publishing
Thursday, July 14 | 10-11am
Plagiarism? Academic integrity? “Self-plagiarism”? “Gift authorship”?

Find out what these terms mean and what you need to know to get your work out there ethically while preserving your own rights.

Register here

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 

Author Rights, Funding Mandates, and Open Access Publishing
Thursday, July 21 | 10-11am
Curious about managing copyright in academic publishing?

Discover the different options available for open access publishing

Register here

 

Reserve  your seat today!

 

Above image is courtesy of Pixabay and partial excerpt in italics is courtesy of UBC Library

teaching-661748_960_720

The Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office will be holding a series of Copyright Education workshops over the summer. Workshops will focus on author and creator rights; copyright in the classroom; copyright in the digital environment; copyright and conference presentations; and scholarly publishing, funding mandates, and open access. These workshops will be of particular interest to graduate students, faculty, instructional designers and anyone else who participates in research, scholarship and teaching at the post-secondary level.

 

Upcoming Copyright Workshops:

Navigating Copyright in the Digital Environment
Thursday, July 7 | 10-11am
Learn about what you can post on a UBC departmental site, social media platform and more

Register here

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 

Copyright and the Ethics of Scholarly Publishing
Thursday, July 14 | 10-11am
Plagiarism? Academic integrity? “Self-plagiarism”? “Gift authorship”?

Find out what these terms mean and what you need to know to get your work out there ethically while preserving your own rights.

Register here

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 

Author Rights, Funding Mandates, and Open Access Publishing
Thursday, July 21 | 10-11am
Curious about managing copyright in academic publishing?

Discover the different options available for open access publishing

Register here

 

Reserve  your seat today!

 

Above image is courtesy of Pixabay and partial excerpt in italics is courtesy of UBC Library

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Naomi Beth Wakan reads at a Robson Reading Series event. Photo credit: Robson Reading Series.

The conclusion of the Robson Reading Series is featured in the Globe and Mail and Quill and Quire.

For more information, please see the announcement about the reading series. Readings remain scheduled until the end of March – please visit the Robson Reading Series for more information.

Author reading at the Robson Reading Series

Naomi Beth Wakan reads at a Robson Reading Series event. Photo credit: Robson Reading Series.

UBC Bookstore and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre have made the difficult decision to conclude the Robson Reading Series at the end of March 2013. This step was taken in light of the 2012 closure of UBC Library’s Robson Square branch, and the coming closure of the UBC Bookstore at Robson Square.

For more than 10 years, the Robson Reading Series has helped the University share knowledge and engage communities at UBC and beyond. The series featured seasoned and debut writers reading from their works in various genres, and gave them a platform to discuss their works with the audience in a warm and welcoming environment – indeed, our motto has been “live literature and cozy conversation.”

We have been very fortunate to host Canadian talents such as Wayson Choy, Ian Ferguson, Annabel Lyon, Ray Tsu, Evelyn Lau, Esi Edugyan, Steve Burgess, C.E. Gatchalian, Alix Ohlin and Grant Lawrence. While the series is winding down, we encourage everyone to continue to support new and emerging works from Canadian writers. UBC Bookstore and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre remain committed to providing books by Canadian authors to the community. In addition, readings remain scheduled until the end of March – please visit the Robson Reading Series for more information.

We would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for its generous support over the years, the wonderful authors who have charmed us with their works, the publishers for their invaluable contributions, and the staff at UBC Bookstore and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre who have worked tirelessly to bring fantastic talent to the Robson Reading Series. Lastly, we thank you – our audience – for attending the readings and making the series such a success.

 

 
Come join us on Thursday, March 29 as esteemed author Lee Maracle reads from The First Wives Club, her new collection of short stories.
 
Maracle, of Salish and Cree ancestry, and a member of the Sto:loh Nation, was born in North Vancouver. The author of critically acclaimed literary works, she is also the co-editor of a number of anthologies, including the award-winning publication My Home As I Remember. Maracle is currently the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Canadian Culture at Western Washington University.
 
To register for this event, please visit our Eventbrite page. For more information about this event, please contact Sarah Dupont  or Allan Cho.
 
The UBC Bookstore at Robson Square and UBC Library’s Robson Square branch are pleased to offer the Robson Reading Series at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, a free series to challenge our understanding of Canadian living, and to expose us to fresh ideas from some of the country’s finest writers.”

 

 

 

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