news | Tuesday November 10, 2015

UNBC welcomes Janet Rogers as Writer in Residence

Janet Rogers is UNBC’s newest Writer in Residence (Photo: UNBC)

The University of Northern British Columbia has welcomed poet Janet Rogers this year as its writer in residence, from September 2015 until January 2016. From the press release:

Award-winning author and former Poet Laureate for the City of Victoria Janet Rogers is the latest Writer in Residence at the University of Northern British Columbia.

Rogers, Mohawk/Tuscarora poet and performer, has authored four collections of poetry, performed on three poetry CDs, and produced two radio documentaries. Both of her documentaries won awards at the imagineNative Film and Media Festival. …

During her time at UNBC Rogers will hold readings and talks at the UNBC Prince George campus and at regional campuses. She will also be available for consultations with UNBC students, faculty, staff, and community members. In addition, Rogers will devote time to writing her first radio play which will inform the public and celebrate the unique history of Indigenous presence on the airwaves.

Meet Rogers at UNBC, and look for her latest collection of poetry, Peace in Duress, at the UNBC bookstore.

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