fter two years of virtual and hybrid book fairs in 2020 and 2021, we’re thrilled to return to the Concordia McConnell Building Atrium. Produced by the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (AELAQ) in partnership with the Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF), the Holiday Book Fair presents exciting new works from local publishers, authors, and translators, a full program of hybrid literary events, and multiple author signings.
In an exciting world premiere, the eight finalists for the inaugural Quebec Writers’ Federation Spoken Word Prize will offer short performances showcasing their talents. The prize is open to all forms of spoken word performance, from storytelling to sound poetry, hip hop, and dub. Presented by the Quebec Writers’ Federation and Concordia’s SpokenWeb project, the event will be hosted by poet and SpokenWeb director Jason Camlot.
Performances | 4th Space, Caitlin Murphy, Concordia University, Debbie Braide, Erin Moure, Jason Camlot, Joanne Pelletier, Liana Cusmano, Lucia De Luca, performance, poetry, Prize, Quebec Writers Fund, QWF, Raissa Simone, Roen Higgins, spoken word, SpokenWeb
A Belly Full of Vlarf: A Poetry Book Launch by Jason Camlot and John Emil Vincent — Nov 26, 2021 (Events)
Inspired by the long-format readings held at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) in the 1960s, this book launch will celebrate two new titles, Jason Camlot’s Vlarf and John Emil Vincent’s Bitter in the Belly (both published in the Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series of McGill-Queen’s University Press), with substantial readings and presentations of the books by the authors.