Curating & Archiving the Literary Event

L-R: Casey Plett, Sadie Laett-Babcock, Tanis Franco, Zoe Whittal, Kai Cheng Thom. A Queer is a Queer is a Queer: Breaking Standard Narratives in Queer Poetics and Prose, a panel moderated by Eli Lynch on March 19, 2016.
(Photo: Surah Field-Green)

In March 2016, students at Concordia with Writers Read put on Off The Page and hosted writers and artists like Jordan Abel, Sonnet L’Abbé, Aisha Sasha John, Casey Plett, Anne Boyer, Ben Lerner, and more. If you are a student at Concordia University (or another Quebec University) and interested in participating in the making of this festival for course credit you can write a short letter of interest to Sina Queyras to apply to enrol. Full details are on the English Department website. We are looking for students from all disciplines to work on various aspects of each event from poster design and social media & promotion, to curation.

Jordan Abel, Sonnet L’Abbé (Iconocide Panel moderated by Colin Fulton), March 18, 2016

Course Description

This course will introduce modes of literary production including curating a reading series, introducing readers, archiving literary recordings & ephemera, writing critically, designing and maintaining a literary blog, design proof & publication. If you enjoy Writers Read, Off The Page, and Synapse, you might enjoy taking this course on Literary Production Curating & Archiving. We’ll be designing a new reading series from the ground up as well as working on planned Writers Read events. We’ll also be developing our online presence, so you’ll have an opportunity to develop web-content, learn to use social networking, literary promotion etc. It will be a lot of hand-on work, both behind the scenes and at events. Students will learn to vet material, choose readers, write introductions, and deal directly with writers. It will also be a lot of fun. If you are interested in literary promotion, curation, editing, and developing a literarily community, this course is for you.