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Wednesday March 31, 4 – 5:20pm

Caroline Adderson

Writing Juvenile Fiction

Caroline Adderson, award winning author of twenty books for children, shares her insights on creating child-centred stories and understanding the rules of the genre. She also offers publishing tips specific to the juvenile market.

Workshop open to the public & held via Zoom.

To join, emai: selvadus@uoguelph.ca

 

 


Lesley Greco

Wednesday March 24, 3:30 – 5:00pm

Lesley  Greco

Listening to the Knowing Body:
Biopower, Aural Regimes,
& Complex Sonic Ecologies

In this online workshop, Lesley Greco demonstrates techniques of Deep Listening in Improvised Performance. Learners experience embodiment & physical space by learning to consciously balance proprioception, exteroception, & interoception. Workshop participants learn to exert strength & effort for greater biomechanical efficiency. Greco engages participants’ kinesthetic senses with attention to anatomy, cognitive science, and improvisation.

Workshop open to the public & held via Zoom.

To join, email: liptonm@uoguelph.ca

 


Elizabeth Mundenyo

Monday March 15, 4:00 – 5:00

Elizabeth
Mudenyo

Elizabeth Mudenyo, is a poet, artist and arts organizer in Toronto. She was a fellow of the 2018 Poetry Incubator in Chicago, a participant of the 2020 Hurston/Wright Poetry Weekend with Danez Smith, Diaspora Dialogues Short Form Mentorship Program with Olive Senior, and the DreamYard’s Rad(ical) Poetry Consortium. She is a third of The Group Project, a collective of Scarborough raised women creating a vision for a new arts and culture space in/for Scarborough.Elizabeth will do a reading of her work, discuss her interdisciplinary practice and writing journey.

Workshop open to the public & held via Zoom.

To join, email: barrettp@uoguelph.ca
 


Waubgeshig Rice 
Monday Nov 2, 2020 11:45 AM

Waubgeshig Rice and his novel "Moon of the Crusted Snow"Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist originally from Wasauksing First Nation. His first short story collection, Midnight Sweatlodge, was inspired by his experiences growing up in an Anishinaabe community, and won an Independent Publishers Book Award in 2012. His debut novel, Legacy, followed in 2014. A French translation was published in 2017. His latest novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, was released in October 2018 and became a national bestseller.

Attendees need to register by emailing barrettp@uoguelph.ca. Talks are held via Zoom; registered attendees will receive a link to the talk.

 

Joel Bakan 
Wednesday November 4th, 2020 12:00 PM

Joel Bakan (filmmaker: The Corporation The New Corporation)

Attendees need to register by emailing barrettp@uoguelph.ca. Talks are held via Zoom; registered attendees will receive a link to the talk.

 

Catherine Bush
Monday Nov 30, 2020 11:45 AM

Catherine Bush and her novel "Blaze Island"Catherine Bush is the author of five novels, including Blaze Island (2020). Her work has been critically acclaimed, published internationally and shortlisted for literary awards. Accusation(2013) was one of NOW magazine’s Best Ten Books of 2013, an Amazon.ca Best Book and a Canada Reads Top 40 pick. Minus Time (1993), her first novel, was shortlisted for the Books in Canada/SmithBooks First Novel Award and the City of Toronto Book Award. Her second novel, The Rules of Engagement (2000) was a national bestseller and chosen as a New York Times Notable Book and one of the Globe and Mail’s Best Books of the Year. Her third novel, Claire’s Head (2004), was shortlisted for Ontario’s Trillium Award and was a Globe Best Book of the Year. She is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Creative Writing MFA at the University of Guelph.

Attendees need to register by emailing barrettp@uoguelph.ca. Talks are held via Zoom; registered attendees will receive a link to the talk.

 

 


SPEAKERS ARCHIVE

Liz Howard
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 11:30 AM

Liz Howard and her novel "Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent"LIZ HOWARD’s debut collection Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for the 2015 Governor General’s Award for poetry, and was named a Globe and Mail top 100 book. A National Magazine Award finalist, her recent work has appeared in Canadian Art, The Fiddlehead, Poetry Magazine, and Best Canadian Poetry. Howard received an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction from the University of Toronto, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She served as the 2018-2019 Distinguished Canadian Writer in Residence at the University of Calgary and has completed creative writing and Indigenous arts residencies at UBC Kelowna, Douglas College, and Sheridan College. She is of mixed settler and Anishinaabe heritage. Born and raised on Treaty 9 territory in northern Ontario, she currently lives in Toronto.

Attendees need to register by emailing barrettp@uoguelph.ca. Talks are held via Zoom; registered attendees will receive a link to the talk.

 

Victoria Lamont
Thursday October 15th, 2020 2:30 PM

Victoria Lamonts Book "Westerns: A Womens History"Victoria Lamont, author of "Westerns: A Women’s History" will be speaking on the popular author B.M. Bowe

Attendees need to register by emailing barrettp@uoguelph.ca. Talks are held via Zoom; registered attendees will receive a link to the talk.

 

Kathy Grant
Tuesday October 20th, 2020 4:00 PM

Kathy Grant

Kathy Grant is a public historian, devoting her efforts to highlighting the stories of Black Canadian veterans. Black Canadian Veterans Project was recently nominated for the Governor General's History Award in Community Programming. Kathy has made educational presentations to municipalities, schools, and community organizations in order to promote inclusive storytelling and historical documentation. Kathy is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and featured in the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women's Project.

 

Attendees need to register by emailing barrettp@uoguelph.ca. Talks are held via Zoom; registered attendees will receive a link to the talk.

 

 

 

George Lipsitz
Friday Oct 23, 2020 12:00 PM

George LipsitzGeorge Lipsitz is an American Studies scholar and professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of over half a dozen books, including The Possessive Investment in Whiteness. He is a leading scholar in social movements, urban culture, inequality, the politics of popular culture, and Whiteness Studies.

Attendees need to register by emailing barrettp@uoguelph.ca. Talks are held via Zoom; registered attendees will receive a link to the talk.