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WRITERS READ AT CONCORDIA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CURC IN MEDIA & CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE PRESENT KEN BABSTOCK

WRITERS READ AT CONCORDIA

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CURC IN MEDIA & CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE PRESENT

KEN BABSTOCK

Griffin Prize-Winning Author of Methodist Hatchet Gives a Public Reading

Writers Read at Concordia is pleased to present Canadian poet Ken Babstock for a public reading on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11AM in The Floating Box (Room-2.130) of Concordia’s John Molson Building (1450 Guy St.) (second floor, lobby).

 

Ken Babstock’s most recent collection, Methodist Hatchet (Anansi, 2011), won The Griffin Prize for Excellence in Poetry and was a finalist for The Trillium Book Award. His previous collections of poetry include, Mean (1999), winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Milton Acorn People’s Poet Award, Days into Flatspin (2001), winner of a K.M. Hunter Award and finalist for the Winterset Prize, and Airstream Land Yacht (2006), finalist for The Griffin Prize for Poetry, The Governor General’s Literary Award, and The Winterset Prize, and winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. His poems have won Gold at the National Magazine Awards, been widely anthologized in Canada, The UK, The US, and Ireland, most recently in The Oxford Anthology of Canadian Literature in English, and translated into Dutch, German, Serbo-Croatian, Czech, and French. All four titles were named Globe and Mail Top 100 Books of the Year. Recent poems have appeared in Best Canadian Poetry 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Ken Babstock was born in Newfoundland and now lives in Toronto.

 

Writers Read is one of a long tradition of diverse literary reading series at Concordia University and has hosted authors including Lydia Davis, Roddy Doyle, Charles Bernstein and CD Wright. We welcome Ken Babstock, who, along with Andrew Pyper, Emma Donoghue, Christian Bök, Jaap Blonk, Tanya Tagaq, Carolyn Forché and Francine Prose, will help make this an especially exciting 2013/2014 season.

 

Interested attendees can find more info, archival footage from previous readings, and updates on upcoming events at our website, writersreadconcordia.ca, and follow Writers Read on Twitter (@CUWritersRead) and Facebook (writersreadconcordia).

 

For further information about this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact Sarah Burgoyne at (438) 824-3127 or email writersreadconcordia@gmail.com.

Writers Read Presents Clark Blaise

WRITERS READ AT CONCORDIA

PRESENTS

CLARK BLAISE

Award-Winning Author and Developer of Concordia’s Creative Writing Program

Gives a Public Reading

Writers Read at Concordia is pleased to present Canadian author Clark Blaise for a public reading on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 4PM in the Henry F. Hall Building (Room-767) at Concordia University (1455 De Maisonneuve W. Blvd).

 

Teacher, literary-arts advocate and award-winning author Clark Blaise was a pivotal figure in the development of creative writing programs at Concordia University and across North America. Blaise’s stories and essays have appeared in more than 100 anthologies. His 20 books of fiction and non-fiction include Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time (2000), winner of the Pearson Prize for the best non-fiction book in Canada, and the short fiction collection The Meagre Tarmac (2011), which was short-listed for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Award.

 

Writers Read is one of a long tradition of diverse literary reading series at Concordia University and has hosted authors including Lydia Davis, Roddy Doyle, Charles Bernstein and CD Wright. We welcome Clark Blaise, who, along with Andrew Pyper, Emma Donoghue, Christian Bök, Jaap Blonk, Tanya Tagaq, Ken Babstock, Carolyn Forché and Francine Prose, will help make this an especially exciting 2013/2014 season.

 

Interested attendees can find more info, archival footage from previous readings, and updates on upcoming events at our website, writersreadconcordia.ca, and follow Writers Read on Twitter (@CUWritersRead) and Facebook (writersreadconcordia).

 

For further information about this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact Sarah Burgoyne at (438) 824-3127 or email writersreadconcordia@gmail.com.

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The Yellow Door

POETRY AND PROSE READING

3625 Aylmer, Montreal (between Pine & Prince Arthur)  514-845-2600

Producer/host Ilona Martonfi  514-939-4173

ilona.martonfi@sympatico.ca

Doors 7:00 pm    Reading 7:30 pm    At the door $5

 An Evening of Poetry, Prose & Music

Louise Dupré Poet and novelist, she has published twenty books. Plus haut que les flames, won the Governor General’s Award in 2011.

Michael Mirolla Montreal Toronto novelist, short story writer, poet & playwright, coowner of Guernica Editions.

Carolyn ZonailoWest Coast and Montreal poet. Her twelfth book, Fight Fire With Spirit: Selected Poems, published with Ekstasis Editions, 2012.

Maxianne Berger One of the Quebec poets interviewed for Language Matters, (Signature, 2013).  She writes haiku, tanka, & forms with constraints.

Michael Carrino Author of five books of poetry; associate editor at the Saranac Review, the literary journal at SUNY.

Greg Santos Poet & teacher, author of The Emperor’s Sofa (DC Books, 2010). Poetry editor for carte blanche. Forthcoming, second collection in 2014.

Mike Di Sclafani has exhibited in Canada and Europe. He regularly performs his own brand of Folk/Blues around Montreal.

  “We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and The League of Canadian poets”

www.yellowdoor.org

For Body and Light at the National Spoken Word Festival tonight

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On Monday night For Body and Light–an evocative spoken word and dance project featuring Ian Ferrier, Stephanie Morin-Robert and multiple dancers–will be at Divan Orange to help kick off the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.

The show takes place at the Divan, 4234 St-Laurent, Montreal on Monday November 4th at 8PM.

It launches a week of spoken word competitions, feature performances by poets, workshops and discussions. This is an amazing festival that travels to a different city in Canada each year. For this, its 10th anniversary and first visit to Montreal, Quebec, the festival will highlight work by First Nations performers and performers in both English and French.

Featured are some of the top names in spoken word in Canada, including but not limited to Jose Acquelin, Tanya Evanson, Josephine Bacon, David Bateman, Taqralik Partridge, Moe Clark, Louise Halfe and many many more. At the core of the festival are 24 teams of poets from cities across Canada, all in Montreal to soak up life in the Mile End and compete for bragging rights as the top slam team in Canada.

See festival  for more information.

 

Margaret Atwood in Conversation with Sheila Heti!

 

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly and the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada are extremely proud to present a reading, Q&A and on-stage discussion with celebrated author Margaret Atwood at the Rialto Theatre! Joining her in discussion will be fellow-Canadian bestselling author and Librairie D+Q favourite, Sheila Heti!

Tickets on sale Saturday, October 26th at 10am.

$10 (includes $5 rebate on copies of MaddAddam)

Click here for tickets and information about this event.