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Flood Stories to be on display at The Reach

UFV’s Flood Stories project collected introspective and impactful stories, images, art, and insights from people affected by the devastating Sumas Prairie flood of November 2021 and related environmental disasters. Now the public will be able to view the results of the project at a special exhibition at Abbotsford’s The Reach Gallery Museum. The Flood Stories […]

Flood Stories winners’ submissions ‘incredibly powerful’

A year after flooding devastated the Fraser Valley, the collective experience has been captured in a series of artistic expressions garnered through a contest and an open invitation for those affected to share their stories. The results are in, and they’re remarkable, according to Dr. Michelle Superle, who organized the Flood Stories project. “The inspiration […]

Flood Stories project provides writing-for-healing opportunities

People in the Fraser Valley and much of B.C. endured an extremely stressful collective experience last November and early December when multiple floods occurred. Now a special project based at the University of the Fraser Valley is inviting those affected to share their experiences. The Flood Stories expressive arts contest offers an outlet for people […]

Sharing stories to help with post-flood trauma

Sharing stories can be a way of healing, and a creative project offered by the UFV Food and Agriculture Institute is giving people affected by the devastating floods of November 2021 a way to share their experiences. Dr. Michelle Superle, who is an assistant professor of English at UFV, a published writer, a research associate […]

Sheri-D Wilson is 2022 Writer-in-Residence at UFV

A writer who is best known for her spoken word poetry and who has been a leading light in Canadian literature for three decades will be Writer-in-Residence at UFV for the winter semester. Sheri-D Wilson, aka Mama of Dada, is an award-winning author of 13 books, four short films, and four albums that combine music […]

Want to get published? Find out how at UFV workshop with author Lindsay Wong

As a wide-eyed intern at publishing powerhouses like Wendy Lamb Books/Penguin Random House, and ICM Partners in New York City a decade ago, Lindsay Wong saw firsthand how competitive — and simultaneously discouraging — scoring a book deal is in reality. “When I was working with the legendary literary agent, Amanda Urban [at ICM Partners] […]

Memoirists will share writing tips at UFV event

Three writers with a penchant for sharing secrets will spill about the process of memoir writing at the University of the Fraser Valley on March 18. UFV Writer-in-Residence Lindsay Wong will host memoirists Jenny Heijun Wills and Antonio Michael Downing for a reading and conversation about the authors’ writing process. Jenny Heijun Wills is a […]

UFV presents student forum Peace, (Re)conciliation and Social Justice — Feb 25

Students from a class focused on issues related to race, space, and place will be presenting an online forum, titled Peace, (Re)conciliation and Social Justice, on Thurs, Feb 25. Professors Michelle La Flamme and Anna Griffith will co-facilitate this event, which will feature student research projects from their Interdisciplinary Studies 300 course, Race, Space and […]