In 1967, George Ryga soared to national fame with The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, which has since evolved into a modern classic. A self-proclaimed artist in resistance, Ryga takes the role of a fierce and fearless social commentator in most of his plays, and his work is renowned for its vivid and thrilling theatricality. George Ryga died of stomach cancer in Summerland, BC, in 1987 and will always be remembered and cherished as one of Canada’s most prolific and powerful writers. His memory was publicly honoured at the BC Book Prizes ceremony in 1993.
Ann Kujundzic was born in 1929 in Dysart, Scotland. She is the author of New Ground: A Memoir of Art in the Kootenays (Caitlin Press).
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…the Society to sell the Ryga House, located in Summerland, B.C., which housed a successful Writers in … Society members and family members will gather in Summerland’s sunny outdoors to celebrate George’s life …
…of Oliver on February 27 at 2 p.m. He visits Summerland on February 28 and Vernon on March 1 at 7 p.m. …