Avant Canada: Artists, Prophets, and Revolutionaries

Avant Canada: Artists, Prophets, and Revolutionaries

Organized by Gregory Betts

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 at 8:30 AM – Friday, 7 November 2014 at 11:30 AM (EST)

St Catharines, ONT

Registration appears to be open for Brock University’s upcoming and spectacular conference “Avant Canada: Artists, Prophets, and Revolutionaries.” Speakers include Lee Maracle, Skawenatti Fragnito, and readings from Christian Bök, Steve McCaffery, Angela Rawlings, Natalie Simpson, derek beaulieu, Stephen Cain and more
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Avant Canada: Artists, Prophets, and Revolutionaries is a three-day conference to be held at Brock University in November 2014. The event will include two days devoted to the historical, current, and emerging avant-garde in Canada interrogating the interfusion of experimental poetics and radical, disruptive politics, followed by one day devoted to the English Canadian avant-garde poet, publisher, and cultural innovator bpNichol (1944-1988). This event, hosted at Rodman Hall and the Niagara Artists Centre in downtown St. Catharines, will serve as a marquee event of Brock University’s 50th anniversary. It will include plenary speakers, roundtable discussions, special topics panels, practical-skills workshops, an exhibition of First Nations digital art by Skawennati Fragnito, a keynote address by Stó:lō author and philosopher Lee Maracle that is free and open to the public, and a creative evening of poetry readings, musical performances, and wearable-arts.

More details on the Niagara Artists Centre & the conference can be found here.


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