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.