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)
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.