Debbie: An Epic will be performed in its entirety on Friday, October 21st in LB 671.05 at Concordia University's LB building from 2 PM - 5 PM. Stop by anytime to listen or join in.
In “Fridge Nocturne”, a short poem near the beginning of Don McKay’s selected poems, the sleepless poet lies listening to the sound of his fridge, ‘the old/armless weeping willow of the kitchen’. The fridge’s “Humble murmur” brings to his mind several distant rivers–“the Saugeen, the Goulais/the Raisin”. The permeability of the border between the domestic … Continue reading Don McKay’s “Fridge Nocturne”
Jane Munro, Sept. 23 NOON in LB649 Concordia University, English Department, A reading from Jane Munro's award winning book Blue Sonoma From Judges’ Citation: Somewhere between the directness and clarity of haiku and Yeats’s ‘An aged man is but a paltry thing’ moves Jane Munro’s hauntingly candid explorations of the hard truths of growing old. http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/awards-and-poets/shortlists/2015-shortlist/jane-munro/ … Continue reading Lunch with Jane Munro & Surprise Guest
On Friday March 4th, Writers Read is pleased to host an evening with the renowned poet, novelist, and essayist, Dionne Brand. For Montreal, this is a once in a decade or perhaps even a once in a lifetime opportunity to be in the room with Brand, listening to her read and discuss her work. Dionne … Continue reading Dionne Brand / Friday / 7pm
OFF THE PAGE March 17-20, 2016 Confirmed Readers & Call for Participants In March 2016, Writers Read & Concordia University are hosting the Off The Page literary festival. In cooperation with the Université de Montreal and Librarie Drawn & Quarterly, we are hosting Ben Lerner, Anne Boyer, Jordan Abel, Sonnet L’Abbé, and more. We are … Continue reading Off The Page 2016 Update Reminder
On January 14, 2016, Giller Prize winner, André Alexis joined the students at Concordia for a discussion about his novel Fifteen Dogs, confidence, and howling.
Creative Writing students can sign up on Sina Queyras' door LB 674.2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited. *** Alexis will also be giving a reading at Librarie Drawn and Quarterly (211 Rue Beranrd Ouest) on Friday January 15th at 7pm. *** Alexis' debut novel, Childhood (1997), won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and was a co-winner of … Continue reading André Alexis Masterclass & Reading
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