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
NOTA is a conference for English-language writers, publishers, event organizers, and literary professionals to discuss the changing contexts for literature and to explore how writing careers are developed, supported, and sustained in Quebec in 2022.
The Media History Research Centre Presents: Book Salon! And a Talk By Armond R. Towns — Sep 22, 2022 (Events)
The Media History Research Center is running a Book Salon on September 22nd, showcasing and celebrating recent local publications. The works showcased here will feature SpokenWeb Principle Investigator Jason Camlot, as well as SpokenWeb team co-applicants Jonathan Sterne and Darren Wershler. Their guest Dr. Armond R. Towns (Carleton University), author of On Black Media Philosophy (U of California Press, 2022) will present his talk: The Medium is the Message Revisited: Media and Black Epistemologies
Dr. Katherine McLeod received a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, “Literary Radio: Developing New Methods of Audio Research,” and this grant will be funding two graduate students at Concordia University. While this project is different from the official SpokenWeb project, Research Assistants will have the possibility of participating in SpokenWeb programming and related activities.
We are looking for someone who has strong research and organizational skills and who enjoys working in a team with other students. Previous experience working in a lab context, or managing and describing technical equipment, designing equipment tracking processes, and an interest in audio equipment and digitization processes will be an asset.
The SpokenWeb Sound Institute (SSI) will be back in person this year! It will take place at Concordia University in Montreal, 18-20 May 2022. Participation in SSI workshops and events is open to all members of the SpokenWeb network who are able to attend (with select Planning Meeting events offered virtually, as well).
Concordia Library Research Forum Talk: The Development of a Browse and Search Interface for Metadata About Online Literary Performance in Canada During the Pandemic Period. — Apr 26, 2022 (Events)
A team of SpokenWeb members, listed below, will describe their process and methodology in the development of the parallel project, The Archive of the Digital Present at Concordia’s annual Library Research Forum.
SpokenWeb – a SSHRC funded Partnership Grant, Principal Investigator Jason Camlot – is seeking two (2) undergraduate students to support our work discovering and describing literary events that took place across Canada between March 2020 and now for the Archive of the Digital Present project.