Don McKay’s “Fridge Nocturne”

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”

Lunch with Jane Munro & Surprise Guest

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

Off The Page 2016 Update Reminder

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

André Alexis Masterclass & Reading

Creative Writing students can sign up on Sina Queyras' door LB 674.2 or email writersreadconcordia@gmail.com. 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

A Year of Collaborations: The 2015-2016 Season

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