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November Literary Events

As the cold creeps in and studying gets more serious, November brings many interesting literary and academic events that you might want to check out! Here is a curated list on a few of them:

Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture, Museums

November 8: 4 to 5 pm.

At Curating and Public Scholarship Lab

Kirsty Robertson is an associate professor of Contemporary Art and Museum Studies at Western University. She is giving a talk about museums as a place for political action concerning her book titled Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture, Museums. The discussion addresses a few examples of her research, including the 1976 intervention against “Changing Visions: The Canadian Landscape” at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). The context of the protest was regarding corporate sponsors responsible for environmental damage, water contamination and food supplies of the Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation. Find more information here.

Bauhaus Futures

November 14: 2 to 4 pm.

At Milieux Institute of Arts, Culture and Technology; EV Building

As part of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus German art school, the Milieux Institute is holding various talks, workshops, and interviews regarding the legacies, influences, and futures of this modernist school. Molly Wright Steenson will present her book Bauhaus Futures, which not only describes the characteristics of their unique design but also themes like gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and disability that have been largely ignored in the school’s methodology. Find more information here.

Expozine 2019

November 16-17: 11 to 6 pm.

At 1025 Rue Bélanger

Archive Montreal (ARCMTL) is organizing a free bilingual book fair with more than 300 publishers and self-publishing authors and artists. ARCMTL is dedicated to preserving the underground, independent arts milieu that escapes the system of archives and libraries. Its collections sprawl from 1950 onwards. You can find all types of novels, magazines, essays, comics, and graphic novels. Find more information here.

2019 Holiday Pop-up Book Fair

November 30- December 1: 11 to 5 pm.

Concordia LB building

Are you interested in connecting with local authors? Would you like to know more about publishing in Quebec? Do you need a break before starting your finals? Check out the pop-up fair at the LB atrium. There will be all types of books for sale, all written or published in Quebec. Along with that, there will be a series of conferences and panel discussions focused on the local literary and publishing scene. Some of the publishers include Esplanade Fiction, Metatron, Baraka Books, Véhicule Press, Pow Pow Press, among many more. Find more information here.

By Saul Carrera


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