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.
The Atwater Poetry Project, in partnership with the Blue Metropolis Festival and SpokenWeb, are pleased to welcome dub poetry legend CLIFTON JOSEPH for a special spoken word presentation, our first live event since March 2020.
A founder of the Canadian tradition of dub poetry, a political performance poetry genre of Caribbean roots, and 1/3 of the influential group DE DUB POETS with Lillian Allen and Devon Haughton, Joseph will perform work from throughout his forty-year career before joining APP curator Faith Paré in conversation.
The Atwater Poetry Project is overjoyed to feature two poets thinking through ancestry, time and migration, and masculinity, from the West Coast to the St. Lawrence: TOLU OLORUNTOBA (Each One a Furnace, Penguin Random House, 2022), winner of the 2021 Governor General’s Award for English Language Poetry, and JASON ‘BLACKBIRD’ SELMAN…