Writing at Concordia
Concordia has always attracted talented writers as students, faculty, and visitors because we are a national hub for English-language writing. Here's how you can become an active member in this unique community.
Writers Read series
The tradition of literary readings at Concordia predates the existence of the university itself, as such events were held well before Sir George Williams and Loyola merged in 1974. The series, now known as Writers Read at Concordia, invites renowned and emerging authors, both Canadian and international, to read from and discuss their work with students and local audiences. In addition to readings, the series includes Master Classes and professional development activities, some open to the public and others only for Concordia students.
Mordecai Richler Reading Room
The Mordecai Richler Reading Room is curated by the English department. The space is designed to inspire creative writers, spark fresh ideas among students, and foster original research from scholars.
We use it as a gathering place for literary readings, master classes, cultural gatherings and short writing residencies. We will announce upcoming activities and events on the reading room's site.
Richler Writer in Residence
Award-winning graphic artist, author and illustrator Matthew Forsythe has been named Concordia University’s Mordecai Richler Writer in Residence for 2017