Writers Read: Elisabeth, The Devil You Know introduces us to a character that I can imagine reoccurring in other narratives. Are you tempted to write a series of literary thrillers? Elisabeth de Mariaffi: I certainly didn't set out to start a series with The Devil You Know. To be honest, I didn't even really know I … Continue reading The Devil You Know: Writers Read in Conversation with Elisabeth de Mariaffi
The 2015-2016 season of Writers Read continues with a Master class and a reading by Mary Ruefle on September 25th, 2015. Join us! An interview, suggestions for writing exercises, and a reading from Mary Ruefle in which she reminds us that "there are people who forget that writing is a joyful activity." From the Campus Poetry School, Culture Laser … Continue reading The Line Break: An Interview with Mary Ruefle
This year Writers Read is bigger than ever, with authors from across Canada, Ireland, and the US. So far we have confirmed fifteen authors beginning with Jordan Tannahill (Sept 22nd), Mary Ruefle (Sept 25th) and Major Jackson (Sept 30th). This year we are in collaboration with the Department of Canadian Irish Studies, the Centre for … Continue reading A Year of Collaborations: The 2015-2016 Season
Here's one final reminder not to miss Robert Hass and Brenda Hillman, tonight at Concordia University in Room EV 1.605 (1515 St Catherine) at 7 pm! See you there!
Check out this short essay by Brenda Hillman, where she discusses "A Supple Wreath of Myrtle", her "favourite poem" by Robert Hass. The poem, which "suggest that the daily and the heroic are always intertwined", is featured in Hass' 2006 collection Time and Materials, winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. … Continue reading Hillman on Hass
Most of you are probably already familiar with our next guest, Robert Hass, who has published nine volumes of poetry, shared the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and served as US poet laureate from 1995-1997. For those of you who aren't (yet) check out Hass' poem "Faint Music" for a preview of what to expect March 27 (that's next Friday!) … Continue reading Robert Hass’ Faint Music