We are happy to announce our 2015 Winter Season, featuring prize winning authors from across Canada and the US.


GG Nominated poet Carmine Starnino will be giving a reading at Concordia on Monday, February 16th between 5-6 in LB 646.

Carmine Starnino’s books of poetry include The New World (1997), Credo (2000), With English Subtitles (2004), and This Way Out (2009). He is also the author of A Lover’s Quarrel (2004), a book of essays on Canadian poetry, and is the editor of Signal Editions. He lives in Montreal.


Giller Prize winner Lynn Coady will be joining us for a master class on March 13 at 11 am, followed by a public reading at 7 pm, in the de Seve Cinema.

Lynn Coady is a Canadian writer, editor, playwright and journalist. Her first book, Strange Heaven, published in 1998, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, and her novel The Antagonist was shortlisted for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize. In 2013, Coady was the recipient of the Giller Prize for her short story collection Hellgoing.


Award winning poets Robert Hass and Brenda Hillman will be joining us for a master class on March 27 at 11 am, followed by a public reading at 7 pm, in room EV 1.605.

Robert Hass was the poet laureate of the United States from 1995-1997. He won the 2007 National Book Award and shared the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for the collection Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005. In 2014 he was awarded the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets.

Brenda Hillman is the author of over ten full-length collections, most recently 2009’s Practical Water, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and 2013’s Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, which received the International Griffin Poetry Prize. Her additional awards include the 2005 William Carlos Williams Prize for poetry, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the Guggenheim Fellowship.

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