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 Audio Archive: Roxane Gay & Rachel Zellers
Jordan Tannahill joined us on 25 September 2015 at the VAV Gallery to read and discuss his book, Theatre of the Unimpressed. In this clip he discusses mental real estate, the value of impermanence, and Videofag. Shout out to Jacob Wren. Complete sound archives will be updated soon. In the mean time follow us on Soundcloud for … Continue reading Sound Archive: Jordan Tannahill on Mental Real Estate
Mary Ruefle covered W.S. Graham's The Secret Name for us on September 25, 2015. More sound archive updates to come. Follow us on Soundcloud. ...from secret name to secret name You maybe did not know you had another.
For Elisabeth de Mariaffi reading from her novel, The Devil You Know. & George Murray reading from his new book of Poetry, Diversion. Stay tuned for more sights and sounds from this exciting fall line-up. (Photo credit: Liam Lachance. Thanks, Liam!)
Come see Elisabeth De Mariaffi & George Murray read at Concordia on November 17th, 7pm, John Molson Building, The Floating Box, room 2.130 (1450 Rue Guy).
"Diversion is essentially an abstract diary of what it means to be distracted. Because of its focus on declarative statements, it resembles in some ways a book of aphorisms, but perhaps a book of aphorisms in the middle of an acid trip or on a ‘roid-rage bender. It’s an angry and funny book about the shrinking … Continue reading George Murray’s Diversion In His Own Words
Tomorrow afternoon, Concordia's Writers Read is thrilled to be hosting the West Coast poetry duo of Dina del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli. They're stopping by as part of their book tour for Rom Com (Talon Books, 2015), which is an exploration both of the romantic comedy genre itself and so-called real life through the lens of film. … Continue reading ROM COM: Dina & Daniel, Tomorrow at 2PM
Irish Poet, Paula Meehan Reading & Masterclass October 1st at 7 pm, York Amphitheatre rm 1.605, EV Building, 1515 St. Catherine W. October 2nd at 11 am – Masterclass Room LB-362, 1455 De Maisonneuve: sign up LB-674.2 https://www.facebook.com/events/498291637014596/ In collaboration with Concordia’s department of Canadian Irish Studies.
Mary Ruefle is joining us for a masterclass, reading and discussion on Friday. Join us! Key words: writing, erasing, everything. She is the author of the Trances of the Blast (Wave Books, 2013), Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures (Wave Books, 2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and Selected Poems … Continue reading Someone Reading a Book is a Sign of Order in the World – Mary Ruefle
Writers Read is kicking off the 2015-16 season with the multi-talented Jordan Tannahill. He is a Canadian playwright, filmmaker, and theatre director described by the The Globe and Mail as "the poster child of a new generation of (theatre? film? dance?) artists for whom “interdisciplinary” is not a buzzword, but a way of life.” Jordan … Continue reading Trailer for Concord Floral (Surburban Beast, Jordan Tannahill)