Fall 2018

Announcing our 2018 Writer-in-Residence: Juliane Okot Bitek

Fall 2018

We are pleased to announce our 2018 TCR Writer in Residence: Juliane Okot Bitek

Photo by Colleen Butler


Stay tuned for events related to Juliane’s residency coming up this summer and fall and check out her latest chapbook, Sublime: Lost Words, available online from The Elephants.


In 100 Days (University of Alberta Press, 2016), Juliane Okot Bitek writes a poem a day for one hundred days in the summer of 2014 on the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. 100 Days won the 2017 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry, the 2016 Foreword INDIES Poetry Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for both the 2017 Pat Lowther Award and the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Aside from poetry, Juliane also writes creative non-fiction, fiction and essays. She is currently wrestling a beast of a dissertation (on the lost memory of the 1979 sinking of a ship on Lake Victoria) at UBC’s Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program, where she is completing her doctorate.


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