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.
Recording of Fred Moten's reading at Concordia on September 27, 2017. Hosted by Sina Queyras, introduction by David Bradford.
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
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