2018-2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Sina Queyras

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building

Join us on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 for a CLC Brown Bag Lunch with celebrated poet, novelist, and scholar Sina Queyras.

Sina Queyras is the author of the poetry collections, MxTExpressway and Lemon Hound. Their work has been nominated for a Governor General’s Award, and won The Friends of Poetry Award from Poetry Magazine, The AM Klein Award for Poetry, a Lambda, the Pat Lowther Award, a Pushcart Prize and Gold in the National Magazine Award. Their first novel, Autobiography of Childhood was nominated for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. In 2005 they edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets, and they are founding editor of Lemon Hound.

 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

LitFest/CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Ami McKay

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building

Join us and our friends at LitFest for a special Brown Bag Lunch Reading with bestselling novelist and memoirist Ami McKay!

Ami McKay is the author of three internationally bestselling novels The Birth HouseThe Virgin Cure and The Witches of New York and the recent yuletide novella, Half Spent Was the Night. She is also a playwright, composer, and writer of creative non-fiction. Her genetic memoir, Daughter of Family G: A Memoir of Cancer Genes, Love and Fate, was published by Knopf Canada in September 2019.

 

Monday, October 21, 2019

LitFest/CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Kai Cheng Thom

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Student Lounge, Old Arts Building

Join us and our friends at LitFest for a very special Brown Bag Lunch Reading with novelist, poet, and essayist Kai Cheng Thom.

Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performance artist, and community healer in Toronto. Her novel Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir was released by Metonymy Press in 2016. Her first poetry book, a place called No Homeland, and her picture book From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea, illustrated by Kai Yun Ching and Wai-Yant Li, were both published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2017. Her latest, I Hope We Choose Love, has just been published. Kai Cheng won the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers in 2017.

 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Midi littéraire du CLC avec Nicholas Giguère

 

Time: 1:30 PM

Location: Campus Saint-Jean

Join us on Wednesday, September 25 for a Midi littéraire du CLC with Québecois poet and scholar Nicholas Giguère.

Nicholas Giguère est doctorant à l’Université de Sherbrooke. Il a publié des textes dans BouletteCavaleLe Crachoir de FlaubertLes ÉcritsLe Pied et Moebius. Son recueil Marques déposées a été publié aux Éditions Fond’Tonne au printemps 2015. Il a publié Queues chez Hamac en 2017.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Edmonton Poetry Festival Brown Bag Lunch Reading: Practicing Home


Time: 12 noon

Location: Rutherford Library South 2-09

Join us for our annual Edmonton Poetry Festival CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading! Enjoy readings by NASRA and Ahmed Knowmadic, to be moderated by poet Nisha Patel.

Awarded 2019 CLC Poetry Contest Winner: Adriana Onita, “Dream where I curate an exhibit in my childhood home la Jilava.”

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Lawrence Hill

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Rutherford Library South 2-09

Author of The Book of Negroes and The Illegal, Lawrence Hill has been awarded the Rogers/Writers’ Trust Fiction Price, is a two-time CBC Canada Reads winner and Radio Canada’s Le Combat des livres, and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

 

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Joshua Whitehead


Time: 12 noon

Location: Rutherford Library South 2-09

Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree/nehiyaw, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is the author of the novel Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018), longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prized and a finalist for Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. He is also author of the poetry collection full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks, 2017) and the winner of the Governor General’s History Award for the Indigenous Arts and Stories Challenge in 2016. Currently he is working on a PhD in Indigenous Literatures and Cultures in the University of Calgary’s English department (Treaty 7).

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Amber Dawn

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Rutherford Library South 2-09

Join us for this CLC Brown Bag Lunch reading with poet, novelist, and memoirist Amber Dawn.

Amber Dawn is a writer and creative facilitator living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, Canada). Her debut novel Sub Rosa (2010) won the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Lesbian Fiction and the Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize. Her memoir How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir (2013) won the Vancouver Book Award. Her poetry collection Where the words end and my body begins (2015) was a finalist for BC Book Award’s Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. She is the editor of two queer anthologies Fist of the Spider Women: Fear and Queer Desire (2009) and With A Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn (2005).

Her sophomore novel, Sodom Road Exit is forthcoming Spring 2018, and probes themes of systemic poverty, trauma, vengeful ghosts and lesbian desire, all set in a failed amusement park town in the early ‘90s.

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Hannah McGregor & Chelsea Vowel

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Rutherford Library South 2-09

Join us for this special CLC Brown Bag Lunch reading and Secret Feminist Agenda podcast recording with Hannah McGregor and Chelsea Vowel.

Hannah McGregor is an Assistant Professor of Publishing at Simon Fraser University, a feminist podcaster, and a CanLit killjoy. She co-hosts the popular Harry Potter podcast Witch, Please, and hosts the slightly less popular podcast Secret Feminist Agenda, a weekly discussion of the insidious, nefarious, insurgent, and mundane ways were enact our feminism in our daily lives. She lives in Vancouver on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh, and has two cats; one is named after a poet, and the other is named after a breakfast.

Chelsea Vowel is Métis from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne), Alberta, currently residing in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton). Mother to six girls, she has a Bed and LLB, and is currently a graduate student and online Cree language coordinator at the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Chelsea is a public intellectual, writer, and educator whose work intersects language, gender, Métis self-determination, and resurgence. Co-host of the Indigenous feminist sci-fi podcast Métis in Space and author of Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada, Chelsea blogs at apihtawikosisan.com and makes legendary bannock.

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Katherena Vermette

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Rutherford Library South 2-09

Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer from Treaty One territory, the heart of the Métis nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses Company), won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Her NFB short documentary, this river, won the Coup de Coeur at the Montreal First Peoples Festival and a Canadian Screen Award. Her first novel, The Break, is the winner of three Manitoba Book Awards and the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, and it was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and CBC Canada Reads.

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CLC/LitFest Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Darrel J. McLeod

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Rutherford Library South 2-09

Darrel J. McLeod is Cree from treaty eight territory in Northern Alberta. Before deciding to pursue writing in his retirement, he was a chief negotiator of land claims for the federal government and executive director of education and international affairs with the Assembly of First Nations. He holds degrees in French literature and Education from the University of British Columbia. He lives in Sooke, BC, and is working on a second memoir following the events in Mamaskatch. In the spring of 2018, he was accepted into the Banff Writing Studio to advance his first work of fiction.

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Gwen Benaway

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Rutherford Library South 2-09

Gwen Benaway is of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. She has published two collections of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead and Passage. A Two-Spirited Trans poet, she has been described as the spiritual love child of Tomson Highway and Anne Sexton. She has received many distinctions and awards, including the Dayne Ogilvie Honour of Distinction for Emerging Queer Authors from the Writers’ Trust of Canada. Her poetry and essays have been published in national publications and anthologies, including The Globe and MailMaclean’s MagazineCBC Arts, and many others. She was born in Wingham, Ontario and currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Edmonton Poetry Festival/CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading featuring Marilyn Dumont

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Rutherford Library South 2-09

Marilyn Dumont’s A Really Good Brown Girl won the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. This collection is now a Bricks Book Classic and in French translation from Les editions Hannenorak Press. Her second collection, green girl dreams Mountains, won the 2001 Stephan G. Stepansson Award from the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Her third collection, that tongued belonging, won the 2007 McNally Robinson Aboriginal Poetry and Aboriginal Book of the Year awards. The Pemmican Eaters was published by ECW Press in 2015. Marilyn has been the Writer-in-Residence at the Edmonton Public Library, the Universities of Alberta, Brandon, Grant MacEwan, Toronto-Massey College, and Windsor. She is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies and in the Department of English & Film Studies at the University of Alberta.

 

Friday, March 23, 2018

Midi littéraire du CLC avec Natasha Kanapé Fontaine

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Rutherford Library South 2-09

Natasha Kanapé Fontaine (born 1991) is an Innu poet and actress. Born in Pessamit, Quebec, Fontaine first became noticed in 2012 as part of the Montreal poetry scene. Her first poetry collection, Do Not Enter My Soul in Your Shoes, earned her the 2013 Prize of the Society of Francophone Writers of America; her second, Manifeste Assi, was released in 2014 and debuted at the Étonnants Voyageurs festival. In 2016 she was a guest of honour at the Rimouski Book Fair, alongside Deni Ellis Béchard; the same year, the National Film Board of Canada announced funding for 3 projects as part of the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Canada, including #Legacies150, a photo-essay series Fontaine is contributing to.

Since 2017, Kanapé Fontaine plays the role of “Eyota Standing Bear”, a First Nations incarcerated criminal on French-Canadian television drama Unité 9.

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

 

Time: 12 noon

Location: Rutherford Library South 2-09

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is a writer, poet, spoken-word performer, librettist, and activist from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation at Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario. In 1993 she founded Kegedonce Press to publish the work of indigenous writers and artists. She has written two books of poetry, was editor of the award-winning Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing, and has also released two poetry and music CDs. Kateri’s work has been published internationally in journals and anthologies, and she has performed and spoken around the world.