Literary Editions 2024 hosted by UAlberta Press

Rutherford Library South University of Alberta, 11208 89 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada +1 more

University of Alberta Press welcomes you to its annual event, Literary Editions. This poetry event will feature readings from UAlberta Press’ newest collections: That Audible Slippage by Margaret Christakos, Deviant by Patrick Grace, and Northerny by Dawn Macdonald. This hybrid event is co-hosted by the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Attend the listening party in Henderson Hall (1-17 Rutherford Library South, University of Alberta campus) or online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out the day before the event and again one hour before the start. University of Alberta Rutherford Library South Room 1-17 Accessibility: Henderson Hall is wheelchair accessible.

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Alternatives to the Status Quo: Accessibility in the Literary Arts Webinar

Online

In this webinar, Olivia Spring (publisher of SICK magazine) and Kyla Jamieson (organizer of the Rest Days reading series) will discuss accessibility in the literary arts and offer examples of alternatives to standard publishing and reading formats. Olivia and Kyla will focus on sharing personal experiences and practical methods for nurturing a culture of accessibility through collaboration and communication. Following their presentation, there will be time for a Q&A. All levels of knowledge regarding access and disability are welcome as we flow towards more inclusive futures together. This hour-long webinar will include captioning, a 5 to 10-minute intermission, and documents of reading texts and presentation notes are available. We welcome accessibility requests. If you have any questions or requests related to this event, please reach out to info@edmontonpoetryfestival.com. When: April 25th at 1pm – 2:30pm Where: Online via Zoom

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THE WORLD POURED THROUGH US: POETRY AS TRANSLATION – ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOP WITH SUE SINCLAIR

Online

Sue Sinclair, in this writing workshop, shows it’s possible to approach poetry less as an outpouring of the self and more as a pouring of the world through the self and onto the page. We can think of the world as being filled with languages of various kinds—the aural languages of wind and rain and traffic, and the non-verbal languages of smell, shape or posture. What is a flower saying with its scent? What are the eyes on a butterfly’s wings saying? What is a winding road saying about the land it winds through? What does a straight highway say about the land? We can think of poetry as the act of translating the world around us. The poet’s task, then, is to be receptive to its various languages and to become a fluent translator, while respecting the limits on our fluency. In this workshop we will read poems that […]

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