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Créatique: Researcher-Artists Reading and Conversing

Thursday, April 13, 2023
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Madelaine Caritas Longman, Kasia Van Schaik


This event is free


Ben Hynes


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Room 655



Join us for the third in a series of intimate events that will feature readings and conversations with PhD students, alumni, and postdoctoral research fellows, at Concordia University who have both creative writing and research practices.

Held in the Richler Library seminar room (capacity 30ish people), each Créatique event will feature two participants reading from their creative work and talking in whatever way they wish about the relationship between their creative and critical work and practice.

About the speakers

Madelaine Caritas Longman is a writer and PhD candidate in Concordia University’s Interdisciplinary Humanities program. Her full-length collection The Danger Model, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2019, received the Concordia University First Book Prize and was longlisted for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry. Longman’s writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, shortlisted by Alexander Chee for the Prism International Creative Nonfiction Prize, and published in journals including Room, Prism, Grain, and CV2. Her doctoral research focuses on the intersections of art, embodiment, disability, and identity, with a particular focus on neurodiversity and the politics of empathy.

Kasia Van Schaik is the author of We Have Never Lived On Earth (2022), a linked story collection that explores what it means to come of age in the era of environmental collapse. Her poetry chapbook, Sea Burial Laws According to Country (2018), was adapted into an experimental concerto by the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab in 2019. Kasia’s writing has appeared in Electric Literature, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Best Canadian Poetry Anthology, and has been awarded the Mona Adilman Prize for poetry related to ecological concerns, the Peterson Memorial Fiction Prize, and a CBC QWF writing residency. She holds a PhD from McGill University and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Concordia University’s Milieux Institute for Arts and Technology. Her next book, a work of cultural criticism and memoir entitled Women Among Monuments, comes out with Dundurn Press in 2025. Find her on twitter @kasiajuno

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