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Everyone’s talking about Spoke Okanagan literary festival ‘puts Vernon on the map’ with award-winning writers hosting workshops Vernon, BC—There’s a novelist who’s written a bestseller about Daniel Boone, a non-fiction writer who voyages to Antarctica, an award-winning playwright whose work … Continue reading

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WORKSHOP A – Phrasing in Contemporary Poetry with John Lent I have studied and worked on phrasing in contemporary poetry for a long time, and I would love to share some of that struggling.  I will examine six or seven … Continue reading

REGISTER HERE! Accessibility: All the events at Spoke Literary Festival are wheelchair accessible.  At Okanagan College and the Okanagan Regional Library, there are bathrooms and parking stalls that are designated for disabled users.  At the Friday night Caetani House meet-and-greet, … Continue reading


We are Spoke Literary Collective – a group of seven women writers that meet regularly to discuss our craft. The group includes: Natalie Appleton, Hannah Calder, Michelle Doege, Kristin Froneman, Kerry Gilbert, Karen Meyer and Laisha Rosnau. Over the four years … Continue reading


  CORINNA CHONG received her MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick. She currently teaches in the Writing and Publishing program at Okanagan College in Kelowna, where she’s also the co-Editor of Ryga: A Journal of … Continue reading


SPOKE LITERARY FESTIVAL 2017 Weekend Pass Includes: 4 Writing Workshops: Saturday, Aug. 12, 10:00-12:00 and 1:30-3:30 Sunday, Aug. 13, 10:00-12:00 and 1:30-3:30 2 Literary & Social Gatherings: Friday, Aug. 11, 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Welcome gathering (Caetani Cultural Centre) Saturday, … Continue reading


SPOKE LITERARY FESTIVAL 2016: Friday, August 19-Sunday, August 21  WORKSHOPS The Art of Dialogue: From Page to Stage with Jeremy Beaulne In the world of the theatre, perhaps more than in any other literary genre, characters reveal themselves through dialogue. They … Continue reading


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