2014-2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Ken Babstock

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: 2-09 Rutherford Library South

Please join us for our Brown Bag lunch reading with Ken BabstockAdmission is free and there will be a door prize!

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Rosemary Sullivan

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Time: 12 noon

Location: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

Please join us for our Brown Bag lunch reading with Rosemary SullivanAdmission is free and there will be a door prize!

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Ying Chen

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Grand Salon, Pavillon Lacerte, Campus Saint-Jean

Please join us for our Brown Bag lunch reading with Ying ChenAdmission is free and there will be a door prize!

 

 

 

Friday, September 11, 2015

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Lawrence Hill

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: 2-09 Rutherford Library South, University of Alberta

Please join us for our Brown Bag lunch reading with Lawrence HillAdmission is free and there will be a door prize!

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Edmonton Poetry Festival/CLC Brown Bag Lunch: Political Poetry Panel

 

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Old Arts Building, Student Lounge, University of Alberta

 

 

 

Must poets wander lonely as a lyric cloud or should poetry create the weather systems for social and political change? What are the ideal/possible relationships between poet and politics? Five dynamic poets talk about these big questions and how their own work responds to politics, sharing some of their poetry in the process. They are:

  1. Spoken word poet Taqralik Partridge who draws on her Inuit upbringing and traditions.
  2. Slam champion Ikenna Onyegbula who is also founder and director of the YouthCanSlam Festival
  3. Kathryn Mockler whose brand-new collection is a mash-up of satire, rant and police reports.
  4. Garth Martens, whose debut collection about life in Alberta’s tar sands and industry nabbed him a nomination for the Governor General’s Award.
  5. Gary Geddes – one of Canada’s most senior poets, celebrated for his political, humanist work and a lifetime of caring about people and poetry.

This special Poetry Festival edition of the CLC’s Brown Bag lunch series offers refreshments and door prizes as well as invigorating words.

Taqralik Partridge is a writer, performance poet and Inuit throatsinger originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Northern Quebec. Her spoken word has been featured on CBC radio, and she has performed at numerous venues in Canada and abroad  As an Inuit throat-singer, she has toured with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and performed with ensemble Gabriel Thibaudeau to accompany silent films in Belgium and Luxembourg. Her short story, Igloolik won the Quebec Writing Competition and has recently been published in French-language and Swedish anthologies.

Ikenna Onyegbula a.k.a OpenSecret is a writer, arts educator and spoken word performance poet of Nigerian descent currently residing in Ottawa, Ontario.In the seven years he has been performing, he has also toured all across Canada, the United States and in Europe, featuring in many high-profile shows and festivals, like Hullabaloo, The Calgary Spoken Word Festival, Verses Festival of Words, Vancouver Island Music Festival, South Country Fair and North Country Fair. As a member of the nationally acclaimed four member spoken word troupe, The Recipe, Ikenna further honed his craft, opening for such acts as K-OS, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and alongside 2-time Grammy winning Hip-Hop recording group Arrested Development. His work focuses on utilizing performance to get into the crux of varying life circumstances in order to challenge audiences to engage critically through a vast spectrum of emotions.

Kathryn Mockler is a writer, poet, and screenwriter. She is the author of the poetry books The Purpose Pitch (Mansfield Press, “a stuart ross book,” Spring 2015), The Saddest Place on Earth (DC Books, 2012), and Onion Man (Tightrope Books, 2011). Her writing has been published in Found Press, Geist, This Magazine, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Currently, she is the Toronto editor of Joyland: a hub for short fiction and the publisher of the online literary and arts journal The Rusty Toque. She teaches creative writing at Western University.

Garth Martens won the 2011 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. His first book Prologue for the Age of Consequence was a Finalist for the 2014 Governor General’s Award in Poetry. For nine years he has worked in large-scale commercial construction. His poems have appeared in publications like Best Canadian Poetry in English 2014Poetry Ireland ReviewHazlitt, This Magazine, Fiddlehead, and Prism. Last spring, he wrote and performed the libretto for Pasajes, an international flamenco production. You can find him on Twitter at @GarthMartens.

Gary Geddes has written and edited 45 books of poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, criticism, translation and anthologies and won a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region), the Lt.-Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence and the Gabriela Mistral Prize from Chile. His most recent books of poems are Swimming Ginger (Goose Lane) and What Does A House Want? (Red Hen Press).

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Wayne Grady

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

Please join us for our Brown Bag lunch reading with Wayne GradyAdmission is free and there will be a door prize.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Midi littéraire du CLC avec Hélène Dorion

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Grand Salon, Pavillon Lacerte, Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta

Please join us for our Brown Bag lunch reading with Hélène DorionAdmission is free and there will be a door prize.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Ali Bryan

 

Time: 12 noon 

Location: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

Please join us for the fourth Brown Bag lunch reading of the season with Ali BryanAdmission is free and there will be a door prize.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Michael Crummey

 

Time: 12 noon 

Location: 2-09 Rutherford South, University of Alberta

Please join us for the third Brown Bag lunch reading of the season with Michael Crummey. Admission is free and there will be a door prize.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2014

LitFest/CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Jane Christmas

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

Please join us for the second Brown Bag lunch reading of the season with Jane Christmas. Admission is free and there will be a door prize! This reading is in collaboration with LitFest, Edmonton’s International Literary Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Cassie Stocks

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building, University of Alberta

Please join us for the first Brown Bag lunch reading of the season with 2013 Stephen Leacock Award-winning author Cassie Stocks. Admission is free and there will be a door prize.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Eden Robinson

 

Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building

Please join us for the forth reading in our Brown Bag Lunch Series. Admission is free and there will be Door Prizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Kim Thuy

 

Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building

Please join us for the fourth reading in our Brown Bag Lunch Series. Admission is free and there will be Door Prizes.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Kimmy Beach

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Time: 12 noon

Place: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building

Please join us for the third reading in our Brown Bag Lunch Series. Admission is free and there will be Door Prizes.