Creative alumni return to talk about write stuff

Morris Panych, Wayson Choy and Ian Weir are among the distinguished Creative Writing alumni returning to campus next month to discuss their writing careers in a series of noon-hour seminars.

The first seminar, on fiction writing, features Choy, author of The Jade Peony, Genni Gunn and Murray Logan. Held Feb. 6 at the Green College Coach House, it will be moderated by Linda Svendsen, an assistant professor of Creative Writing.

Drama is the focus of the Feb. 13 seminar, also at the Coach House. Panych and Joan McLeod, both Governor General's Award winners, join moderator Assoc. Prof. Bryan Wade.

The last in the series, on screenwriting, takes place Feb. 27 at the Royal Bank Cinema in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Weir and Dennis Foon will join moderator Asst. Prof. Peggy Thompson.

Students, writers and the public are invited to attend the seminars, which all begin at 12:30 p.m.

The series is sponsored by the Koerner Foundation and the President's Advisory Committee on Lectures.