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

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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 release Marlatt’s Intertidal: Collected Earlier Poems 1968-2008, edited by Susan Holbrook.

Erín Moure is a Canadian poet and translator of poetry. Three-time finalist for the Griffin Prize, and winner of the Governor General’s Award for poetry, her 18 books include the poetry of FuriousO CidadánLittle TheatresO Resplandor, The Unmemntioable, and Kapusta, and the essays of My Beloved Wager. She has translated or co-translated 16 books of poetry, and holds two honorary doctorates, from Brandon University (Canada) and the University of Vigo (Spain).

The event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017, 7PM, York Amphitheatre, EV 1.605, 1515 Rue St. Catherine.

Photos by Bridget MacKenzie (Daphne Marlatt) and Mélodie Inouie (Erín Moure).

Writers Read Concordia

The tradition of literary readings at Concordia predates the existence of the university itself, as such events were held well before Sir George Williams and Loyola merged in 1974. The series, now known as Writers Read at Concordia, invites renowned and emerging authors, both Canadian and international, to read from and discuss their work with students and local audiences. In addition to readings, the series includes Master Classes and professional development activities, some open to the public and others only for Concordia students. Collaborations with Concordia’s School of Canadian Irish Studies, The Pilot, the Atwater Poetry Project, Bishop’s University, the Université de Montreal’s Department of English, and other organizations make the series possible. The Concordia Bookstore acts as bookseller for all major readings. Another activity offered in affiliation with the Concordia English Department, the Summer Literary Seminars is held annually in Montreal, Kenya, and Lithuania. As one of the world's largest and most innovative international writing programs, SLS offers partial scholarships and academic credit to full-time Concordia students. The program brings together the finest American, Canadian, European, and African writers and literary scholars with their host counterparts in a two-week flurry of writing related activities. Faculty have included such writers as: Amy Bloom, Robert Coover, Dave Eggers, Ed Hirsch, Denis Johnson, Colum McCann, Jayne Anne Phillips and George Saunders. Registration is required. Additional tuition subsidies are available through the Dean's office. For more information, contact Mike Spry. Writers Read at Concordia is supported by the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program, and Concordia University. The Writers Read Series also receives funding assistance from the Faculty of Arts and Science.