In March 2016, Writers Read, Off The Page in cooperation with the University of Montreal and Concordia’s Centre for Expanded Poetics are hosting: Dionne Brand, Ben Lerner, Jordan Abel, Sonnet L’Abbé, Fred Moten and more. More information will be posted here & here.
Call for Proposals
For decades the Creative Writing department at Concordia University has brought together students with varying interests in the world of the written word. Beyond the mere scopes of poetry, fiction and play writing, students have been interested in exploring topics in writing from their past, present and future. While some students search to destroy and change the image of poetics, others search to navigate the blurred boundaries of fiction and the real. This year’s Off The Page festival brings together students and established writers in a series of panels exploring issues of racial and gender representation in varying forms of literature, the work of writers Behind the Screens, the crafting of the hip-hop lyric, and other topics that bridge together the vast array of students of the Creative Writing program.
Off The Page, presented by Concordia’s Writers Read, is looking for insightful and thought-provoking papers, poems and creative projects that explore varying topics, to be presented and discussed at this year’s three-day festival from March 17th through the 19th.