The 2021-22 Writers Read season is almost underway and we're hosting a series of exciting conversations, readings, and double-headers. Guided by the theme of 'adaptation', most of these events will be hybrid in person and online so feel free to tune in from anywhere. More names will be confirmed in the coming weeks so please check back soon. For updates, follow us on Instagram (@writersreadconcordia) or check out our website.
The first talk of the season will feature authors Karen Solie and A.E. Stallings.
Karen Solie is the author of five collections of poetry. Her most recent, The Caiplie Caves, was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Derek Walcott Prize. The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award. Pigeon won the Griffin Prize, Trillium Poetry Prize, and the Pat Lowther Award. The Living Option, a volume of selected poems published in the U.K., was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She has received the Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for an artist in mid-career, and the Writers’ Trust Latner Poetry Award for a poet in mid-career. An associate director for the Banff Centre’s Writing Studio, she has taught writing for universities across Canada and in the U.K., most recently for the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is the upcoming Holloway Visiting Poet and Lecturer for the University of California at Berkeley, and lives in Canada.
A.E. Stallings has published four collections of poetry, Archaic Smile, Hapax, Olives, and Like, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (2019). She has done verse translations of Lucretius, The Nature of Things, Hesiod's Works and Days and anillustrated version of the Batrachomyomachia (The Battle Between the Frogs and the Mice). She received a translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and fellowships from United States Artists, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. She now lives with her family in Athens, Greece.