Water Acts and Poetry

Dr. Rita Wong will give a presentation on February 4 at 7:00 p.m. in UPEI’s McDougall Hall Auditorium, Room 242. Dr. Wong’s talk, entitled “Humble Autonomy: Renewing Culture through Participatory Water Ethics,” will be the inaugural UPEI Don Mazer Arts and Science Lecture and is presented by the faculties of Science and Arts.  A reception with refreshments will follow. UPEI is honoured, as well, to be hosting Dr. Wong on February 5th at 7:30 p.m. for a public reading of her poetry, in the Dawson Lounge (Room 520) in Main Building. Her poetry book Undercurrent reminds humanity that “we are water bodies” and that we need to honour this reality. This reading is sponsored by the UPEI faculties of Arts and Sciences, with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

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