Coming soon, our list of Writers Events for the 2019-2020 season! First up, David Chariandy and Shazia Hafiz Ramji on October 24th 2019. Look for the event posting on Facebook.
Recording of Fred Moten's reading at Concordia on September 27, 2017. Hosted by Sina Queyras, introduction by David Bradford.
Get there early. We anticipate both events will be full to capacity. Doors for the evening reading open at 6:50.
Major Jackson, York Amphitheatre, September 30th, 2015
Writing these essays was of acknowledging my existence that you just don't see written about all too often. The black experience is often times limited to a one very specific type of story and I think that we have to broaden our cultural understanding of what it means to be black. –Roxane Gay talking about Bad … Continue reading In Conversation: Rachel Zellars & Roxane Gay
From our 20015/20016 reading. We'll post a little more of this event in the coming weeks, along with the brilliant introduction by Jake Byrne.
This event took place over a six hour period on October 16th, 2014 in the Hall Building and featured approximately 70 readers in French and English, curated by Sina Queyras, Genevieve Robichaud and Jesse McEachern. This is the final section and by now, all of the readers are reading at once. Here you can see … Continue reading Gail Scott Marathon Reading of My Paris
In collaboration with the CEP, Writers Read is pleased to present attendees of our events with an original broadside designed to honour our guests and celebrate the occasion of their visit. You’ll have to come to get one with a new poem by Billy-Ray Belcourt. They’re quite something, and I thank Jessica Bebenek for design … Continue reading Billy-Ray Belcourt & Lindsay Nixon
excerpt from Gail Scott and Renee Gladman in Conversation: introduced by Tatum Howey. #writersread #offthepage
York Amphitheatre, Room EV 1.605, 1515 Rue St. Catherine, Montréal, QC, H3G 2W1 ~DOORS~ will be open just before 4pm, and we will start shortly after everyone is inside and seated. ~~~ Kate Colby is author of seven books of poetry, most recently The Arrangements (Four Way Books, 2018). Dream of the Trenches, a book … Continue reading November 30th: Kate Colby, Paige Cooper, and Anna Moschovakis
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 Living Twice/new and selected poems, … Continue reading Fall 2018: Eileen Myles and CAConrad
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
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 Engine, Modern and Normal, The Road In … Continue reading Saturday, March 17th: An Evening of Poetry with Karen Solie, Stephanie Bolster, and Tess Liem
The full schedule for Off the Page is out now! Join us for an exciting program of panels and readings with Renee Gladman & Danielle Dutton (Friday 16th) and Karen Solie, Stephanie Bolster, and Tess Liem (Saturday 17th). Download the schedule here: Off The Page 2018 schedule.pdf
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 in the interstices of poetry and … Continue reading Friday, March 16th: An Evening with Renee Gladman & Danielle Dutton
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, a 'manic, queer, and hallucinatory … Continue reading TONIGHT: AN EVENING WITH CANADIAN FICTION WRITER SUZETTE MAYR
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 the ReLit Award, and the … Continue reading Friday, November 17th: An Evening with Suzette Mayr
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. Books will be available for … Continue reading TONIGHT: MARINA CARR
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 the Italian Canadian artist Sveva … Continue reading TONIGHT: DAPHNE MARLATT & ERÍN MOURE
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 article on Concordia News, and FB … Continue reading Friday, November 3rd: Marina Carr
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 Caetani. This fall Talonbooks will … Continue reading Friday, October 27th: “Celebrating Feminist Experimentation” with Daphne Marlatt & Erín Moure
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, Too Much and Not the … Continue reading TONIGHT: Durga Chew-Bose & Haley Mlotek – In Conversation
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 and Not the Mood (2017). … Continue reading Thursday, October 12: Durga Chew-Bose & Haley Mlotek – In Conversation
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 studies, poetry and critical theory. … Continue reading TONIGHT: FRED MOTEN – 2017 Lahey Lecture & Reading
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 Radical Tradition (2003), The Little … Continue reading Friday, September 29: An Evening With Fred Moten
The Writers Read 2017-18 season is almost underway and we are hosting a series of exciting events starting with the 2017 Lahey Lecture by Fred Moten, followed by two exiting double-headers: Durga Chew-Bose and Haley Mlotek, and Daphne Marlatt and Erin Moure, followed in November, by events with Marina Carr and Suzette Mayr. Our spring … Continue reading SAVE THE DATE
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 Library building on de Maisonneuve. … Continue reading unspeakable, unresolvable questions — form and function in Rankine’s Citizen
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 be for sale by the … Continue reading The Things We Tell Each Other: A Response to Claudia Rankine’s “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely”
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 Subtitled An American Lyric, Citizen has … Continue reading Rankine. Friday. Montreal.
Toyin Ojih Odutola's piece Uncertain yet Reserved is featured in Claudia Rankine's book Citizen: An American Lyric. Rankine will be reading at Concordia University on March 10, 2017. Details here. Ojih Odutola (b. 1985, Ife, Nigeria) is a visual artist who creates drawings exploiting diverse mediums to emphasize how an image is a striated terrain to mine beyond formulaic … Continue reading Citizen Artist Feature: Toyin Ojih Odutola
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 Let Me Be Lonely; two … Continue reading An Evening with Claudia Rankine
"...our imaginations are creatures as limited as we ourselves are. They are not some special, uninfiltrated realm that transcends the messy realities of our lives and minds. To think of creativity in terms of transcendence is itself specific and partial—a lovely dream perhaps, but an inhuman one." -Claudia Rankine and Beth Loffreda via LitHub, which … Continue reading The Racial Imaginary
In a recent article by Maria Robins-Somerville, Claudia Rankine talks about writing Citizen, taking part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day symposium and racial imaginaries. Read the full article from The Michigan Daily. Claudia Rankine will be reading at Concordia University on March 10th, 2017.
Claudia Rankine will be reading at Concordia University on March 10th, 2017. Recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Fellowship, Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely. David Hammons is the creator is In the Hood (1993), the artwork featured on the cover of Rankine's Citizen and pictured … Continue reading Link Round Up: Citizen
~*~* 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, and standards that have turned … Continue reading 5pm Haunting / 7pm Reading
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 Corkum of 49thshelf.com. The same … Continue reading Damian Rogers is a Social Menace
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 And so on. Surely … Continue reading How Poems Work: “Enough” by Suzanne Buffam
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 called quirky: "Quirky’ makes your … Continue reading Anna Leventhal: Don’t Call Her ‘Quirky’
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 spending so much time writing … Continue reading Bydlowska on The Next Chapter: Escaping Herself
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. Lovers is a multivocal series … Continue reading From the Archive: Francine Prose
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 existential threats. Shockley’s words are … Continue reading In with the New Shockley
"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 when their stories and characters … Continue reading Chloe Caldwell on Shame
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 the next thirty years she … Continue reading How Poems Work: A Selection from Suzanne Buffam’s “A Pillow Book”
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 the best minds of the … Continue reading Damian Rogers reads Suzanne Buffam
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 and will feature Concordia Alumni … Continue reading Off the Page Fall 2016: Festival Schedule
Join us on Friday, April 12th, for a public reading with Kaie Kellough. Hosted by Katherine McLeod.
Writers Read is hosting a special event for students to have a conversation with Eimear McBride, moderated by our director, Sina Queyras on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 20th. On Thursday, March 21st, McBride will give a reading to the public. Eimear McBride grew up in the west of Ireland and trained at Drama Center … Continue reading Masterclass Announcement