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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Yes, Her Poetry Really Is in Orbit around Mars

Digital & new media Poetry & spoken word Science & technology Writing & literature
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Rotary Centre for the Arts (Upstairs Lobby)

Kelowna, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Are you trying to get published? Would you like some professional feedback on a poem you've written? Do you have questions about digital vs. print or the role of social media in the arts? Would you like to discuss why poetry scares some people and inspires others or why rhyme isn't necessarily trendy? Drop by for a chat with League of Canadian Poets and Federation of BC Writers member, Fern G. Z. Carr.

Fern will also be doing a book signing for her poetry collection, Shards of Crystal (Silver Bow Publishing, 2018).



Fern G. Z. Carr

FERN G. Z. CARR is a former lawyer, teacher and past president of both the Kelowna branch of the BC SPCA and Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society. A member of the League of Canadian Poets and the Federation of BC Writers, Carr composes and translates poetry in six languages including Mandarin.

In addition to multiple honours and recognition of her work by the former Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Fern's poetry has been published worldwide including: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Cyprus, England, Finland, France, Holland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte Island, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Scotland, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the USA and Wales.

Fern is thrilled to have one of her poems in orbit around the planet Mars aboard NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.


Fern G. Z. Carr

This event is part of a hub:

A SIGNATURE IN TIME - Kelowna Arts and Culture Festival 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts Kelowna, BC

As time continues to tell its story, we, the inhabitants of the unceded and traditional territories of the syilx/Okanagan People are painting a picture with our daily activities. This year we are looking to celebrate our SIGNATURE IN TIME...