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 1.6051515 rue St. Catherine West



Karen Solie is the author of four collections of poems: Short Haul EngineModern and NormalThe Road In Is Not the Same Road Out, and Pigeon, for which she won the Griffin Prize for Poetry in 2010. A volume of selected poems, The Living Option, was published in the U.K. in 2013. An associate director for the Banff Centre’s Writing Studio, she lives in Toronto.

Stephanie Bolster is the author of four books of poetry, the first of which, White Stone: The Alice Poems, won the Governor General’s and the Gerald Lampert Awards in 1998. Her latest book, A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth, was a finalist for the Pat Lowther Award, and work from her current manuscript was a finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012 and longlisted in 2017. Editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008 and The Ishtar Gate: Last and Selected Poems by the late Ottawa poet Diana Brebner, and co-editor of Penned: Zoo Poems, she was born in Vancouver and has taught creative writing at Concordia since 2000.

Tess Liem’s debut full-length collection of poetry will be out from Coach House in fall 2018. Her chapbook, “Tell everybody I say hi,” is available from Anstruther. Her writings appear on Plenitude, The Puritan & The Town Crier, carte blanche, in Room Magazine, The Walrus, Vallum and elsewhere. Her essay “Rice Cracker” was the winner of the 2015 Constance Rooke Creative Non-Fiction prize from The Malahat Review.

Hosted by Writers Read and Off The Page.



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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.