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Audio of the Week – Roy Kiyooka introducing Phyllis Webb

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Between 1966 and 1974, faculty members of Sir George Williams University (SGWU, now Concordia University) in Montreal hosted a series of poetry readings that was conceived as an ongoing encounter between local poets and a diverse range of writers from across the United States and Canada. In one of the first recorded readings in this series (a reading featuring Canadian poets Phyllis Webb and Gwendolyn MacEwen held in November 1966), organizing committee member Roy Kiyooka explained the initial rationale of the series program. In this audio clip, Kiyooka explains the reading series as an attempt to sound the diversity of North American poetry in the mid 1960s.

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UBCO – Stories – Lee Hannigan

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The University of British Columbia Okanagan has an informative article highlighting the research and academic trajectory of Lee Hannigan up on the alumni Stories section of their website. Lee is a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta and a former graduate of Concordia University and UBCO. His research follows the literary and social history […]

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Work Study: SpokenWeb Community Collections and Festival Outreach Coordinator — May 01, 2019

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Job Title: Community Collections and Festival Outreach Coordinator Salary Level: $ 14.50 /hr Required Skills: Bilingualism Computer Skills Excel Word Other Customer Service Data Entry Research Other Skills: event management experience is preferred. Duties: Research and develop a list of Montreal literary, performance and art festivals interested to collaborate with the SpokenWeb project; coordinate collaborative SpokenWeb […]

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Work Study: SpokenWeb Project Associate — May 01, 2019

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Job Type: Work Study University: Concordia University Job Title: SpokenWeb Project Associate Salary Level: $ 14.50 /hr Required Skills: Bilingualism Computer Skills Excel Access Word Other Data Entry Research HTML Other Skills: Event management experience is preferred. Duties: Examine archival assets and enter metadata in custom-designed online cataloging system (training is to be provided) to contribute […]

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