The 2018-19 Writers Read season begins with two provocative writers: poet, memoirist, and novelist, Eileen Myles and visionary poet CAConrad. Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist, performer and art journalist. Their twenty books includeAfterglow (a dog memoir), a 2017 re-issue of Cool for You and I Must Be
Friday, October 5, 2018 7pm, Eileen Myles Friday, November 16, 2018 7pm, CA Conrad Concordia University Montreal, Quebec Both events in the York Amphitheatre, EV 1.605!!
Join Writers Read and Off The Page for “Feminine Utopias: A Reading and Conversation with Renee Gladman and Danielle Dutton” Tonight at 7 PM, York Amphitheatre, EV 1.605, 1515 rue St. Catherine West
Don’t Miss: Saturday, March 17, 2018: Karen Solie, Stephanie Bolster, Tess Liem at OFF THE PAGE/Writers Read
Off The Page and Writers Read present: A Poetry Reading of Feminine Utopias with Karen Solie, Stephanie Bolster, and Tess Liem Saturday, March 17, 2018, 5 PM -6.30 PM, York Amphitheatre, EV 1.605, 1515 rue St. Catherine West
Feminine Utopias: A Reading and Conversation with Renee Gladman and Danielle Dutton Friday, March 16, 2018, at 7 PM York Amphitheatre, EV 1.605, 1515 rue St. Catherine West
Join Off The Page and Writers Read for an evening of Poetry with Karen Solie, Stephanie Bolster, and Tess Liem: OFF THE PAGE 2018 Schedule Saturday, March 17, 2018, 5-6.30 PM, York Amphitheatre, EV 1.605, 1515 rue St. Catherine West Karen Solie is the author of four collections of poems: Short Haul
The full schedule for Off the Page is out now!
Join Writers Read for an evening of Feminine Utopias with Renee Gladman and Danielle Dutton, a reading and follow-up conversation. Friday, March 16, 2018, 7 PM York Amphitheatre, EV 1.605, 1515 rue St. Catherine West Renee Gladman is a writer and artist preoccupied with lines, crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out
Off The Page is a literary festival run by undergraduate and graduate students from several departments. This year, there will be readings by Renee Gladman, Karen Solie, Danielle Dutton and many more. Panels will be announced soon!
SUZETTE MAYR: Friday, November 17th, 2017 Reading – 7pm, EV 1.605 York Amphitheater Suzette Mayr is the author of Moon Honey, The Widows, Venous Hum, and Monoceros which was longlisted for the Giller Prize. She is here to present her most recent novel, Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall,
Join Writers Read for an evening with Suzette Mayr. Suzette Mayr is the author of five novels, including her most recent, Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall. Her fourth novel Monoceros was longlisted for the 2011 Giller Prize and has been translated into Italian. Her novels have won
MARINA CARR: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2017, 7 PM, EV 1.605 YORK AMPHITHEATER Playwright Marina Carr’s works include “By the Bog of Cats“, “On Raftery’s Hill” and an adaptation of “Anna Karenina.” She recently won the Yale University’s Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama. Hosted by Writers Read and The School for Irish Studies.
DAPHNE MARLATT & ERÍN MOURE: Friday, October 27th, 2017, 7 PM, EV 1.605 York Amphitheater West Coast writer Daphne Marlatt, critically acclaimed poet and novelist, is known for her cross-genre work. Her most recent titles are Liquidities: Vancouver Poems Then and Now (2013) and Reading Sveva (2016), a poetic-ekphrastic biography of
Join Writers Read and the Department of Irish Studies for an evening with renowned Irish playwright Marina Carr. Her works include “By the Bog of Cats“, “On Raftery’s Hill” and an adaptation of “Anna Karenina.” She recently won the Yale University’s Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama. See also this recently published
Join Writers Read for an evening “Celebrating Feminist Experimentation” with Daphne Marlatt and Erin Moure. West Coast writer Daphne Marlatt, critically acclaimed poet and novelist, is known for her cross-genre work. Her most recent titles are Liquidities: Vancouver Poems Then and Now (2013) and Reading Sveva (2016), a poetic-ekphrastic biography of the Italian Canadian artist Sveva
DURGA CHEW-BOSE & HALEY MLOTEK: Thursday, October 12th, 2017, Molson Building MB 9.A Reading – 7pm Durga Chew-Bose Is a Montréal based writer whose work has appeared in The Guardian, Buzzfeed, The Hairpin, Rolling Stone, GQ, The New Inquiry, n+1, Interview, Paper, and Hazlitt. She will present her first book,
Join Writers Read for an evening “In Conversation” with Durga Chew-Bose and Haley Mlotek. Durga Chew-Bose Is a Montréal based writer whose work has appeared in The Guardian, Buzzfeed, The Hairpin, Rolling Stone, GQ, The New Inquiry, n+1, Interview, Paper, and Hazlitt. She will present her first book, Too Much
FRED MOTEN: Friday, September 29th, Hall Building Room H 763, 1455 de Maisonneuve 2017 Lahey Lecture – 4pm, H763 “And: A Reply to Daniel Tiffany’s ‘Cheap Signaling.’” Poetry Reading – 7pm, H763 Fred Moten is Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. Moten’s work explores black studies, performance
Join Writers Read and the Concordia University Department of English for our 2017 Lahey Lecture, featuring Fred Moten, Professor of English at University of California, Riverside. Moten’s work explores black studies, performance studies, poetry and critical theory. He is the author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black
The Writers Read 2017-18 season is almost underway and we are hosting a series of exciting events
In anticipation of Claudia Rankine’s visit to Concordia University we are featuring writing that responds to Rankine’s works Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely. This piece is by Concordia MA student, Chalsley Taylor. Rankine will be giving a public reading at 7pm, March 10, 2017 in the DeSeve Cinema in Concordia’s
In anticipation of Claudia Rankine’s visit to Concordia University this week we will feature writing that responds to Rankine’s works Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely. Rankine will be giving a public reading at 7pm, March 10, 2017 in the DeSeve Cinema in Concordia’s Library building on de Maisonneuve. Books will
In anticipation of Claudia Rankine’s visit to Concordia University this week we will feature writing by Concordia students responding to Claudia Rankine’s works Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely. For now, here are the details and an article from New Statesmen: United states of prejudice: Claudia Rankine’s powerful interrogations of racism
An Evening with Claudia Rankine: March 10, 2017 7pm J.A. de Sève Cinema, Webster Library, Concordia University, 1400 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal Join us for a reading and discussion with Claudia Rankine. She is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t
~*~* 5pm Library Building, 6th Floor, 1400 de Maisonneuve ~*~* We talk about writing without respect to it as an embodied practice for some—always highly political and always highly personal. We talk about writing with a set of tools by which to understand it—tools that have turned into standards,
Off the Page Festival welcomes Damian Rogers Thursday, November 3rd, in Concordia’s Grey Nuns Building (1175 Rue St Mathieu), room M100, starting at 7:30pm. Damian Rogers is a social person. “I will talk to someone for hours, no problem. I’m good to talk, as they say,” Rogers recently told Trevor
From The Irrationalist. I am wearing dark glasses inside the house To match my dark mood. I have left all the sugar out of the pie. My rage is a kind of domestic rage. I learned it from my mother Who learned it from her mother before her
The schedule is here!! See you out and about. Download here: otp-fall2016-program-clr.
“I think ‘quirky’ is a term that’s used to dismiss work, in particular by women, that’s challenging or hard to categorize” – Anna Leventhal, Montreal Gazette In an interview with the Montreal Gazette, Anna Leventhal discusses her short story collection Sweet Affliction, and why she definitively does not want to be
In a recent interview with The Next Chapter on CBC Radio One, Jowita Bydlowska discusses the inspiration for her first novel, Guy: escaping herself. She started writing the novel during the editing stage of Drunk Mom, and found the idea of spending time in the mind of a misogynistic womanizer liberating after
Writers Read looks back at hosting prolific author, Francine Prose, in March, 2014, in Concordia’s Henry F. Hall building. Attendees crowded into the Hall conference room for a reading of Prose’s novel, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 (HarperTorch, 2014), and later, a Q&A session with the Brooklyn native.
Off the Page event: November 4th, 7pm, York Amphitheatre, EV 1.605, 1515 Rue St. Catherine Those who know Evie Shockley from her 2006 publication, a half-red sea (Carolina Wren Press, 2006), will know how her lyrical style contains themes of ancestry and racial identity which flow through contexts of modern
“When men create characters based on themselves, they are innovative; when women do it, they’re shaming their families.” – Chloe Caldwell, Catapult Read Chloe Caldwell’s piece here. In a recent article for Catapult’s online magazine, Chloe Caldwell voices her frustration about the inequality of assumed shame for writers, especially
From A Pillow Book, pages 41-43. Some nights I visit Inés Fernández, the forlorn school teacher from southwestern Spain, who yawned once in the sun at a passing religious procession, felt a brief, searing pain through the back of her skull, and never slept another wink all her life. For
Here she’s talking about the Irrationalist. Read the entire piece over on LemonHound. The wonderful is on full display throughout The Irrationalist. The language is fresh, precise, and natural; the form and structure, both micro and macro, support the voice without overshadowing it. Throughout the book, Buffam references some of
Off The Page November 3rd – 5th, 2016 Following its stellar spring series in March 2016, Off The Page is back this fall with a fresh lineup of panels and readings. The festival, presented by Writers Read & Concordia University, boasts a busy three-day schedule from November 3 – 5
Debbie: An Epic will be performed in its entirety on Friday, October 21st in LB 671.05 at Concordia University’s LB building from 2 PM – 5 PM. Stop by anytime to listen or join in. & THEN:
Writers Read and Concordia University welcome Lisa Robertson and Laura Broadbent tonight at 7pm, in the York Amphitheatre, EV 1.605, 1515 Rue St. Catherine Readers first shook hands with Laura Broadbent through the pages of her remarkable, and strikingly titled book, Oh There You Are I Can’t See You Is
From Lisa Robertson’s Magenta Soul Whip. ‘The 69 heads of Messerschmidt cast in lead are not heaven.’ ‘The magnetic cures of Mesmer on the plastic soul are more difficult to characterize.’ ‘The heavens of Flanders are like textile in lustrousness – a bridal textile.’ ‘We see the classic theme of
Debbie: An Epic will be performed in its entirety on Friday, October 21st in LB 671.05 at Concordia University’s LB building from 2 PM – 5 PM. Stop by anytime to listen or join in.
“It was both fascinating and disturbing to read Jowita Bydlowska’s debut novel, Guy, during the same week news broke of Donald Trump’s 2005 comments describing how he likes to treat (or rather, sexually assault) women. As the recorded revelation sparked a widespread discussion about what men really say about women
DEBBIE: AN EPIC – A MARATHON READING LB. 671.05 CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY 21 OCTOBER – 2-5 PM
We have seen ghosts—in the flickering of light bulbs, of the body, and in the persisting reverberations of history. We hear them with our mouths and pens; we write them into memory. Who are they? Do they hear us? What do they know? “A Haunting” will address the question of
Are you, or is someone you know, a writer living in or near Montreal and looking to read work to an audience? Would you like to know what that work would sound like as re-imagined by a live band? Learn more and apply to perform here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWJ5mQgUWF-wRJPeV84xBUx0RnjB-oRQDYHKhQ98YOpoo1Tw/viewform About the event:
Students were treated to a “smorgasboard” of sound. Jeramy signs Crabwise.
Writers Read presents: an evening of poetry with CAConrad. Friday, November 16th, 2018. 7 PM, York Amphitheatre, EV 1.605, 1515 rue St. Catherine West. CAConrad is the author of 9 books of poetry and essays. While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books), received the 2018 Lambda Award. A recipient
Don’t Miss: Friday, Oct 5th – Conversation Between Eileen Myles & Gail Scott Moderated by Kasia Juno & Reading by Eileen Myles
Writers Read Presents: Eileen Myles and Gail Scott in conversation, moderated by Kasia Juno (4-5 PM) and reading by Eileen Myles (7 PM). Friday, October 5th, York Amphitheatre, EV 1.605, 1515 Rue St. Catherine.
The 2018-19 Writers Read season begins on October 5th, 2018 with two events. Join us, first, for a conversation between poet, memoirist and novelist Eileen Myles and Montreal’s own Gail Scott, moderated by Kasia Juno. Then, at 7, Eileen Myles will read from their work and sign books provided by