On Friday March 4th, Writers Read is pleased to host an evening with the renowned poet, novelist, and essayist, Dionne Brand. For Montreal, this is a once in a decade or perhaps even a once in a lifetime opportunity to be in the room with Brand, listening to her read and discuss her work.


Dionne Brand’s writing is notable for the beauty of its language, and for its intense engagement with issues of social justice, including particularly issues of gender and race. Dionne Brand has published eighteen books, contributed to seventeen anthologies, written dozens of essays and articles, and made four documentary films for the National Film Board (Canadian Poetry Online). She has won several awards for her writing including the Governor General’s Award and The Griffin Poetry Prize. She is currently a Professor of English at the University of Guelph. Her most recent novel is Love Enough, which is set in Toronto.

In her new novel, Brand explores the enigmas of intimacy, which, like language, do not exist on neutral ground. Through the interconnected stories of four characters – June, Bedri, Da’uud, and Lia – [Brand] imagines the city of Toronto as a setting for pain, heartbreak, disappointment, and fear. –Quill & Quire


Dionne Brand will read at 7pm on March 4th 2016, at the York Amphitheatre (EV 1.605, 1515 St. Catherine Street W., Concordia University). This event is free and open to the public.


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