Past Authors

2015 – 2016

Jordan Tannahill, Mary Ruefle, Major Jackson, Paula Meehan, Dina Del Bucchia, Daniel Zomparelli, Roxane Gay, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, George Murray, Dionne Brand

OFF THE PAGE March 17-20, 2016

AUTHORS

Jordan Abel, Sonnet L’Abbé, Anne Boyer, Ben Lerner

PANELS

Editors Talking Editing: Chalsley Taylor, Domenica Martinello, Genevieve Robichaud, Larissa Andrusushyn

Blurred Boundaries: Between the Fiction and the Real: Aimee Wall, Guillaume Morissette, Jessica Bebenek, Myra Bloom, Yaniya Lee

Cursing in Cursive: Crafting Hip-Hop Verse: Billy Eff, Clay, Gabe Nandez, Peggy Hogan

Writing Iconocide: Text and Iconoclasm: Jordan Abel, Sonnet L’Abbé, Sasha Longford

A Queer is a Queer is a Queer: Casey Plett, Kai Cheng, Tanis Franco, Sadie Laett-Babcock, Zoe Whittall

Black Love: Aisha Sasha John, Madelyne Beckles, NeNe Myriam Konate

2015

Carmine Starnino, Tim Cresswell, Lynn Coady, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Jonathan Goldstein

2014

Emma Donoghue, Tanya Tagaq, Christian Bök, Jaap Blonk, Carolyn Forché, Francine Prose

2011 – 2012

Charles Bernstein, Madeleine Thien, Kevin Barry, and Juliana Spahr, and Méira Cook.

2010 – 2011

Lydia Davis, Roddy Doyle, CD Wright, George Saunders, Jorie Graham, Mary Gaitskill, derek beaulieu, Rae Armantrout, Chris Kraus, Ian Christopher Goodman, Kate Hall, Angela Hibbs, Jennifer Kierans, Nick McArthur, Eva Moran, Mike Spry, Moez Surani, Gillian Sze, Larissa Andrusyshyn, Susan Briscoe, John Goldbach, Peter Van Wyck,  Julie Salverson, Steven Heighton, Linda Griffiths, Bernard MacLaverty, and Sinéad Morrissey,

2008 – 2009

Joshua Auerbach, Arjun Basu,Devon Code, Katia Grubisic, Andrew Hood, Moberley Luger, Pasha Malla,Sachiko Murakami, Johanna Skibsrud, Sarah Steinberg, and Margaret Webb, Thomas Keneally, Peter Robinson, Peter Cole, Jorie Graham, and John Mighton.

2005 – 2006

Sebastian Barry, Matthea Harvey, Christian Hawkey, Julian Barnes, Thomas Lynch, Anita Rau Badami, Golda Fried, Susan Gillis, Steven Heighton, Taras Grescoe, Jane Warren, and Ellen Seligman.

2004 – 2005

Colm Toibin, George Elliott Clarke, Mark Strand, Ibi Kaslik, Michael Redhill, Ellen Seligman, Jackie Kaiser, Joshua Knelman, Nino Ricci, Mansel Robinson, Carmine Starnino, and Catherine Kidd.

2003 – 2004

Anita Rau Badami, Nancy Holmes, Elise Partridge, Peter Such, Karen Connelly, David O’Meara, Alistair MacLeod, Carla Hartsfield, Susan Gillis, John Steffler, and Joan MacLeod.

2002 – 2003

Steven Heighton, Don McKay, Jan Zwicky, Caroline Adderson, Shawna Lemay, Tess Fragoulis, and Anita Rau Badami.

2001 – 2002

Daniel David Moses, Michael Crummey, Albert Goldbarth, Daphne Marlatt, Ken Babstock, John MacKenzie, Jeffrey Moore, Clark Blaise, Judith Cowan, Eric Ormsby, David Solway, Norm Sibum, and Anne Simpson.

2000 – 2001

Helen Humphreys, Ingrid de Kok, Anne Dandurand, Steven Manners, Bernadette Dyer, Don Dickinson, Robyn Sarah, Susan Goyette, Elyse Gasco, Gary Geddes, and Elisabeth Harvor.

Writer’s Read Concordia University: Authors 

Writer’s Read is a program developed by Concordia University to help students improve their writing skills, as well as their understanding of different literary works. 

We hope that students will have a deeper understanding of literature by letting the writers themselves read and discuss their work with the class. Take a look at some of the authors that took part in our program throughout the years:   

2015 – 2016

  • Jordan Tannahill
  • Mary Ruefle
  • Major Jackso
  • Paula Meeha
  • Dina Del Bucchia
  • Daniel Zomparelli
  • Roxane Gay
  • Elisabeth de Mariaffi
  • George Murray
  • Dionne Brand

OFF THE PAGE March 17-20, 2016

AUTHORS

  • Jordan Abel
  • Sonnet L’Abbé
  • Anne Boyer
  • Ben Lerner

PANELS

  • Editors Talking Editing: Chalsley Taylor, Domenica Martinello, Genevieve Robichaud, Larissa Andrusushyn
  • Blurred Boundaries: Between the Fiction and the Real: Aimee Wall, Guillaume Morissette, Jessica Bebenek, Myra Bloom, Yaniya Lee
  • Cursing in Cursive Crafting Hip-Hop Verse: Billy Eff, Clay, Gabe Nandez, Peggy Hogan
  • Writing Iconocide Text and Iconoclasm: Jordan Abel, Sonnet L’Abbé, Sasha Longford
  • A Queer is a Queer is a Queer: Casey Plett, Kai Cheng, Tanis Franco, Sadie Laett-Babcock, Zoe Whittall
  • Black Love: Aisha Sasha John, Madelyne Beckles, NeNe Myriam Konate

2015

  • Carmine Starnino
  • Tim Cresswell
  • Lynn Coady
  • Robert Hass
  • Brenda Hillman
  • Jonathan Goldstein 

2014

  • Emma Donoghue
  • Tanya Tagaq
  • Christian Bök
  • Jaap Blonk
  • Carolyn Forché
  • Francine Prose

2011 – 2012

  • Charles Bernstein
  • Madeleine Thien
  • Kevin Barry
  • Juliana Spahr
  • Méira Cook.

2010 – 2011

  • Lydia Davis 
  • Roddy Doyle
  • CD Wright
  • George Saunders
  • Jorie Graham
  • Mary Gaitskill
  • Derek Beaulieu
  • Rae Armantrout
  • Chris Kraus
  • Ian Christopher Goodman
  • Kate Hall
  • Angela Hibbs
  • Jennifer Kierans
  • Nick McArthur
  • Eva Moran
  • Mike Spry
  • Moez Surani
  • Gillian Sze
  • Larissa Andrusyshyn
  • Susan Briscoe
  • John Goldbach
  • Peter Van Wyck
  • Julie Salverson
  • Steven Heighton
  • Linda Griffiths
  • Bernard MacLaverty
  • Sinéad Morrissey

2008 – 2009

  • Joshua Auerbach
  • Arjun Basu
  • Devon Code
  • Katia Grubisic
  • Andrew Hood
  • Moberley Luger
  • Pasha Malla
  • Sachiko Murakami
  • Johanna Skibsrud
  • Sarah Steinberg
  • Margaret Webb
  • Thomas Keneally
  • Peter Robinson
  • Peter Cole
  • Jorie Graham
  • John Mighton

2005 – 2006

  • Sebastian Barry
  • Matthea Harvey
  • Christian Hawkey
  • Julian Barnes
  • Thomas Lynch
  • Anita Rau Badami
  • Golda Fried
  • Susan Gillis
  • Steven Heighton
  • Taras Grescoe
  • Jane Warren
  • Ellen Seligman

2004 – 2005

  • Colm Toibin
  • George Elliott Clarke
  • Mark Strand
  • Ibi Kaslik
  • Michael Redhill
  • Ellen Seligman
  • Jackie Kaiser
  • Joshua Knelman
  • Nino Ricci
  • Mansel Robinson
  • Carmine Starnino
  • Catherine Kidd

2003 – 2004

  • Anita Rau Badami
  • Nancy Holmes
  • Elise Partridge
  • Peter Such
  • Karen Connelly
  • David O’Meara
  • Alistair MacLeod
  • Carla Hartsfield
  • Susan Gillis
  • John Steffler
  • Joan MacLeod

2002 – 2003

  • Steven Heighton
  • Don McKay
  • Jan Zwicky
  • Caroline Adderso
  • Shawna Lemay
  • Tess Fragoulis
  • Anita Rau Badami

2001 – 2002

  • Daniel David Moses
  • Michael Crummey
  • Albert Goldbarth
  • Daphne Marlatt
  • Ken Babstock
  • John MacKenzie
  • Jeffrey Moore
  • Clark Blaise
  • Judith Cowan
  • Eric Ormsby
  • David Solway
  • Norm Sibum
  • Anne Simpson

2000 – 2001

  • Helen Humphreys
  • Ingrid de Kok 
  • Anne Dandurand
  • Steven Manners
  • Bernadette Dyer
  • Don Dickinson
  • Robyn Sarah
  • Susan Goyette
  • Elyse Gasco
  • Gary Geddes
  • Elisabeth Harvor