The 2021-22 Writers Read season is 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.
This iteration features Caroline Bergvall and Kaie Kellough and is organized by host/performer Oana Avasilichioaei and presented by Writers Read and 4th Space.
Caroline Bergvall is an award-winning poet, writer, sound artist and performer whose interdisciplinary practice includes working across artforms, media and languages all over the world. Her works alternate between books and printed matter, collaborative performances, site-specific installations and soundworks. Based in London, UK, her recent accomplishments include a Cholmondeley Award for her poetic production (UK, 2017), the Prix Littéraire Bernard Heidsieck-Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2017) and a Bogliasco Fellowship (Italy, 2019).
Kaie Kellough is a novelist, poet, and sound performer whose vocal performance, recorded audio, and electronic narrative emerges at a crossroads of social engagement and formal experiment. Since 2011, he has created mixed media compositions with saxophonist and synthesist Jason Sharp. Based in Montréal, Kellough’s work has traveled internationally, including the UK, Australia, Asia, the Caribbean, and continental Europe, and his writing has been awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize and the QWF Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.
Oana Avasilichioaei interweaves poetry, sound, photography, and translation to explore an expanded idea of language, polyphonic structures, and borders of listening. Her work includes performances, soundworks, filmpoems, collections of poetry hybrids, translations from French and Romanian, and a libretto. Based in Montréal, her work has traveled internationally and has received the Governor General’s Literary Award, A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry, and Cole Foundation Prize for Translation.