This series of events are organized in partnership with SpokenWeb, Writers Read, and the Mile End Poets’ Festival. Opening with a panel discussion on literary event curation, this event will feature Margaret Christakos, Deanna Radford, Danielle St. Amour and Jason Camlot, facilitated by Klara du Plessis. It will focus on different contemporary and historical strategies […]
Deep Curation — May 03, 2019 (Events)
Part of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival Cost: Free Deep Curation is a new and experimental approach to literary event planning. The event is curated and hosted by Klara du Plessis, PhD candidate in the Department of English and features poets Liz Howard, Oana Avasilichioaei and Tess Liem (MA 17). “This format refocuses agency […]
When recording to tape became accessible in the 1960s, artists began documenting literary performances and conversations. But most of these audio archives remain inaccessible or in danger of decay. Those that do end up being digitized are largely unreachable by a wide audience. SpokenWeb, a cross-university project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council […]
So begins the Deep Curation Poetry Reading of Saturday, 24 November 2018, at the Mile End Poets’ Festival, in Montreal’s Café Resonance, curated by myself with the support of Concordia University’s SpokenWeb research initiative, and including readings by poets Canisia Lubrin, Erin Robinsong, Aaron Boothby, and again myself, Klara du Plessis.
Deep Curation II — Feb 14, 2019 (Events)
Join us for a Deep Curation poetry reading, an experimental approach to literary event organization, the curator selecting the works to be read, as well as the thematic arc of the works’ placement and progression in relation to one another. This reading will synthesize poetry and scholarship by members of the SpokenWeb team to form […]
Deep curation is an experimental approach to poetry reading organization. Traditionally, a handful of poets are invited to read, then assigned a timeslot in which to share their writing; what they choose to read is completely up to their discretion implying that how the night unfolds collectively is dependent on chance and improvisation. In contrast, […]