Writers Read 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.