Lecture Series in Fine Arts
Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:
“Outrunning the Ghosts of ‘Woo-Woo Wong’: Crafting Vulnerable & Villainous Characters in Creative (Non)Fiction.”
11:30am-12:50pm (PST) Monday, October 16, 2023
Room C112, Clearihue building
Free & open to the public
Presented by UVic’s Department of Writing
For more information on this lecture please email: email@example.com
Lindsay Wong is the author of the critically acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling memoir The Woo-Woo, which was a finalist for Canada Reads 2019.
Join us for this free talk at 11:30am Mon Oct 16 in UVic’s Clearihue building, room C112.
About Lindsay Wong
Lindsay Wong is the author of the critically acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling memoir The Woo-Woo, which was a finalist for Canada Reads 2019. The Woo-Woo won the 2019 Hubert-Evans Prize in Nonfiction, was a finalist for the 2018 Hilary Weston Prize for Nonfiction and longlisted for the 2019 Stephen Leacock Medal.
She has written a YA novel entitled My Summer of Love and Misfortune, and in 2023 released a collection of stories, Tell Me Pleasant Things About Immortality. Her fiction and nonfiction have also appeared in No Tokens, The Fiddlehead, Ricepaper and Apogee Journal.
Wong has served as the writer-in-residence at the University of Manitoba, University of Fraser Valley, Vancouver Public Library, Richmond Public Library, Kimmel Nelson Harding Center in Nebraska City, Studios of Key West in Florida, and Caldera Arts in Sisters, Oregon. She holds a BFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and an MFA in literary nonfiction from Columbia University. She is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (fiction) at the University of Winnipeg.
About the Orion Fund
Established through the generous gift of an anonymous donor, the Orion Fund in Fine Arts is designed to bring distinguished visitors from other parts of Canada—and the world—to the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Fine Arts, and to make their talents and achievements available to faculty, students, staff and the wider Greater Victoria community who might otherwise not be able to experience their work.
The Orion Fund also exists to encourage institutions outside Canada to invite regular faculty members from our Faculty of Fine Arts to be visiting artists/scholars at their institutions; and to make it possible for Fine Arts faculty members to travel outside Canada to participate in the academic life of foreign institutions and establish connections and relationships with them in order to encourage and foster future exchanges.