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Sounding the City – A reading by and conversation with Kaie Kellough

Montreal, QC - Concordia University - Hall Building (H561)

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019, 4pm-5pm
Location: Concordia University
Room H561, Hall Building, 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O.

SpokenWeb & Writers Read present novelist, poet, and sound performer Kaie Kellough reading selections from his new book of poetry Magnetic North (Penguin, 2019), Accordéon (ARP Books, 2016) and forthcoming fiction. The event will be hosted by Dr. Katherine McLeod.

Kaie Kellough is a novelist, poet, and sound performer. He is the author of the novel Accordéon, which was a finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, two books of poetry, Lettricity and Maple Leaf Rag, and two albums, Vox:Versus and Creole Continuum. He has performed and published internationally. He lives in Montréal, Quebec.

Accordéon is “an experimental novel, a piercing deconstruction of Québécois culture, an ode to Montréal–a city where everything happens at once and all realities exist simultaneously” (ARP Books).

In Magnetic North, the poems “reassemble passages about seed catalogues, about origins, about finding a way in the world, about black ships sailing across to land. They struggle to explain a state of being hemisphered, of being present here while carrying a heartbeat from elsewhere, and they map the distances travelled” (Penguin).

This event is made possible with support from Writers Read Series, which is part of Concordia University’s Creative Writing program and supported by the Department of English, with funding from the Faculty of Arts and Science, and with support from the SSHRC-funded SpokenWeb partnership of SpokenWeb.

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