KATHRYN MOCKLER & ERIN ROBINSONG: A READING & A WORKSHOP ON POETRY & CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISM Co-sponsored with Concordia’s Graduate Student Association Friday October 25th, 2019 VAV Gallery 1395 René-Lévesque Blvd. W. 4pm – 6 pm

Writers Read x SAGE co-sponsor a reading event and workshop on Climate Change Activism in the VAV Gallery on Friday 25th October 2019 from 4pm - 6pm. Not to be missed! Kathryn Mockler is the author of the poetry books Some Theories (ST Press, 2017), The Purpose Pitch (Mansfield Press, 2015), The Saddest Place on … Continue reading KATHRYN MOCKLER & ERIN ROBINSONG: A READING & A WORKSHOP ON POETRY & CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISM Co-sponsored with Concordia’s Graduate Student Association Friday October 25th, 2019 VAV Gallery 1395 René-Lévesque Blvd. W. 4pm – 6 pm

WRITERS READ X ECOTONES 6 WITH CENTRE FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN SOCIETY AND CULTURE PRESENT: David Chariandy and Shazia Hafiz Ramji Post/Colonial Ports: Place and Nonplace in the Ecotone Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6-8 pm Concordia’s 4th Space, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Writers Read hosts the literary reading component for Ecotones 6 with CISSC on the evening of Thursday, October 24th 2019 featuring David Chariandy and Shazia Hafiz Ramji. Admission is free and open to the public. David Chariandy grew up in Toronto and lives and teaches in Vancouver. His debut novel, Soucouyant, received stunning reviews and … Continue reading WRITERS READ X ECOTONES 6 WITH CENTRE FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN SOCIETY AND CULTURE PRESENT: David Chariandy and Shazia Hafiz Ramji Post/Colonial Ports: Place and Nonplace in the Ecotone Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6-8 pm Concordia’s 4th Space, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

A Masterclass with Doireann Ní Ghríofa *for students only* Friday, October 18th from 12:00 – 2:00 H 1001 Hall Building Concordia University 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest

To compliment An Evening of Irish and Choctaw Poetry with Doireann Ní Ghríofa and LeAnne Howe Thursday, October 17th@ 7 pm EV-6.720 (1515 St. Catherine West, 6th floor) Please Note: All students are welcome to register for this event but seating is limited to 30 spots. To register e-mail: writersreadconcordia@gmail.com with the subject line “Registration” … Continue reading A Masterclass with Doireann Ní Ghríofa *for students only* Friday, October 18th from 12:00 – 2:00 H 1001 Hall Building Concordia University 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest

Writers Read, The School of Canadian Irish Studies, & Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace present: An Evening of Irish and Choctaw Poetry with Doireann Ní Ghríofa and LeAnne Howe Thursday, October 17th @ 7 pm EV-6.720 (1515 St. Catherine West, 6th floor)

An Evening of Irish and Choctaw Poetry with Doireann Ní Ghríofa and LeAnne Howe Thursday, October 17th@ 7 pm EV-6.720 (1515 St. Catherine West, 6th floor) Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual Irish writer whose books explore birth, death, desire, and domesticity. A Book of the Year in both The Irish Times and The Irish Independent, her … Continue reading Writers Read, The School of Canadian Irish Studies, & Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace present: An Evening of Irish and Choctaw Poetry with Doireann Ní Ghríofa and LeAnne Howe Thursday, October 17th @ 7 pm EV-6.720 (1515 St. Catherine West, 6th floor)

November 30th: Kate Colby, Paige Cooper, and Anna Moschovakis

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

Fall 2018: Eileen Myles and CAConrad

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

Saturday, March 17th: An Evening of Poetry with Karen Solie, Stephanie Bolster, and Tess Liem

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

Friday, March 16th: An Evening with Renee Gladman & Danielle Dutton

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

TONIGHT: AN EVENING WITH CANADIAN FICTION WRITER SUZETTE MAYR

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

Friday, November 17th: An Evening with 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

TONIGHT: DAPHNE MARLATT & ERÍN MOURE

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

Friday, November 3rd: Marina Carr

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

Friday, October 27th: “Celebrating Feminist Experimentation” with Daphne Marlatt & Erín Moure

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

TONIGHT: Durga Chew-Bose & Haley Mlotek – In Conversation

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

Thursday, October 12: 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

TONIGHT: FRED MOTEN – 2017 Lahey Lecture & Reading

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

Friday, September 29: An Evening With Fred Moten

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

unspeakable, unresolvable questions — form and function in Rankine’s Citizen

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

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 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”

Rankine. Friday. Montreal.

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.

Citizen Artist Feature: Toyin Ojih Odutola

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

Link Round Up: Citizen

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 Haunting / 7pm Reading

  ~*~* 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

Damian Rogers is a Social Menace

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

Anna Leventhal: Don’t Call Her ‘Quirky’

“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’

Bydlowska on The Next Chapter: Escaping Herself

  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

MARGARET CHRISTAKOS IN CONVERSATION WITH SINA QUEYRAS Wednesday, November 6th 5-6 PM VAV Gallery 1395 Rene Levesque Ouest

Margaret Christakos is a force in the Toronto and national poetry scene since the early 1990s, Margaret Christakos is a widely published award-winning writer whose many books unfurl along tendrils of feminist, anti-racist, bisexual, serial proceduralist modalities. Recent titles include Multitudes, Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss & Selfies, Social Medea vs. Virtual Medusa, and Space … Continue reading MARGARET CHRISTAKOS IN CONVERSATION WITH SINA QUEYRAS Wednesday, November 6th 5-6 PM VAV Gallery 1395 Rene Levesque Ouest