A masterclass with Helen Humphreys (Kingston)

Writers Read presents a masterclass with Helen Humphreys (Students only)Friday March 20, 2 – 3 pmRoom LB 646, Department of EnglishLB Building, Concordia UniversityPlease note: All students are welcome and are required to register.Limited to 30 seats. Helen Humphreys is the award-winning author of eight novels, fourworks of creative non- fiction, and four books of poetry. … Read more

Dionne Brand reads from The Blue Clerk

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: A Masterclass with Sue Goyette (Halifax)

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 … Read more

Writing Lives: Creative, Critical & Bodily Activisms, Rituals of Mourning Thursday, December 5th at 4th Space Concordia

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 … Read more

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 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 Earth (DC Books, 2012) and Onion Man (Tightrope Books, … Read more

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.

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 recognition from eleven literary awards juries. Brother, his second … Read more

MARGARET CHRISTAKOS IN CONVERSATION WITH SINA QUEYRAS Wednesday, November 6th 5-6 PM VAV Gallery 1395 Rene Levesque Ouest

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 Between … Read more

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

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: info@concordiawritersread.ca with the subject line “Registration” … Read more

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)

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 … Read more