We had the pleasure of hosting Dionne Brand in March of 2016. Brand read to an overflowing crowd in the EV Building's York Amphitheatre. You can listen to an excerpt from that extraordinary reading here.
Writers Read Concordia Presents: Writing Lives: Creative, Critical & Bodily Activisms, Rituals of Mourning Thursday, December 5th at 4th Space Concordia 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W. 6 – 8 pm Writers Read hosts a feminist writing panel featuring Sue Sinclair, Sue Goyette, and Larissa Lai in conversation with Sina Queyras as part of Writing Lives … Continue reading Writing Lives: Creative, Critical & Bodily Activisms, Rituals of Mourning Thursday, December 5th at 4th Space Concordia
A Masterclass with Sue Goyette (Halifax) *students only* Thursday, December 5th from 2 pm – 4 pm LB 646 Pavillion JW McConnell Bldg Concordia University 1400 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest Montréal Sue Goyette lives in Halifax and has published six books of poems and a novel. Her latest collection is Penelope (Gaspereau Press, 2017). She has been nominated for the 2014 Griffin … Continue reading Writers Read Concordia Presents: A Masterclass with Sue Goyette (Halifax)
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
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 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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)
Announcing our season overview, from October 2019 to April 2020. Save the date. More details on each event to come.
Coming soon, our list of Writers Events for the 2019-2020 season! Look for the event postings 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
Cancelled — Concordia’s Writers Read, the Student Association for Graduates in English (SAGE) & the Department of English present Shani Mootoo & Helen Humphreys. Dear Friends, from Sina Queyras at Writers Read on Facebook: We have had to cancel our March 20 event with Helen Humphreys and Shani Mootoo, but we are sending love and … Continue reading Cancelled — Shani Mootoo & Helen Humphreys: A Reading & Conversation Cancelled
Writers Read presents a masterclass with Helen Humphreys (Students only) Friday March 20, 2 - 3 pm Room LB 646, Department of English LB Building, Concordia University Please note: All students are welcome and are required to register. Limited to 30 seats. Helen Humphreys is the award-winning author of eight novels, four works of creative … Continue reading A masterclass with Helen Humphreys (Kingston)