For 20 years, the Words and Music Show (W&M Show), established and organized by poet and musician Ian Ferrier, has been a constant cultural haven for a wide variety of performers living in and visiting Montreal. As the city’s longest running spoken word poetry, literature, performance, and music show, it has featured and celebrated top […]
Join us for a reading and Q&A with as-claimed Canadian poet and novelist Daphne Marlatt. This first event in the SpokenWeb “Performing the Archive ” series, curated by Megan Butchart, will feature Marlatt reading from leaf leaf/s alongside her 1969 archival voice, as well as newer work.
Love Poetry? come join us at the AMP Lab for an epic reading event. We’ll take turns reading aloud Daphne Marlatt”s poetry from Frames of a Story (1968) to her most recent collection. Reading Seveva (2016). All welcome :drop in at any point during the event to help us celebrate poetry and perform the archive. […]
Performing Technology is an investigation into the electroacoustic tools and methods that poets and sound-artists use to manipulate and create sound poetry and sound art. Opening performance debuts a new electroacoustic work by the Concordia student recipients of a SpokenWeb research creation award. Feature performance by poet and sound-artist Oana Avasilichioaei performing her multimedia […]
This series of events are organized in partnership with SpokenWeb, Writers Read, and the Mile End Poets’ Festival. Opening with a panel discussion on literary event curation, this event will feature Margaret Christakos, Deanna Radford, Danielle St. Amour and Jason Camlot, facilitated by Klara du Plessis. It will focus on different contemporary and historical strategies […]
Spoken Code — Sep 27, 2019 (Events)
An evening of improvised audiovisual live coding; where algorithms unfold, in the form of a process, in time and over time, and depends on its past inputs. This event approaches code as thought and through this movement, it seeks to create emerging and ephemeral audiovisual relations that unfold in the interplay of code, voice, and […]
The Politics and Poetics of Mediated Sound: Abel, Avasilichioaei, Scott and Starnes — May 30, 2019 (Events)
Part of the SpokenWeb Symposium 2019 This evening features performances of poetic work by Jordan Abel, Oana Avasilichioaei, Jordan Scott and Jason Starnes. Each uses the affordances of mediated sound to intervene in the oral transmission of text, creating work that invites engaged and differential forms of listening and reciprocity. The event will be hosted by […]
Part of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival Cost: Free Deep Curation is a new and experimental approach to literary event planning. The event is curated and hosted by Klara du Plessis, PhD candidate in the Department of English and features poets Liz Howard, Oana Avasilichioaei and Tess Liem (MA 17). “This format refocuses agency […]
Part of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival Cost: Free Jason Camlot partners with Katherine McLeod, affiliate assistant professor of English and a researcher with SpokenWeb. Together they will transform archived poetry readings from the SpokenWeb project into a remix of voice, rhythm and movement. Hosted by Deanna Fong, a long-time SpokenWeb collaborator, this event […]
Part of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival Cost: $7 This event is hosted by writer, performer and SpokenWeb community partner Ian Ferrier. It is Montreal’s longest-running literary variety show and this edition will feature Melanie Mununggurr-Williams, Liz Howard, Kaie Kellough and Julie Bruck. For tickets and more information, click here.