The Elora Poetry Centre & Gallery, in conjunction with Renison University College, University of Waterloo, announces an upcoming synchronous panel discussion on Canadian literary appropriation. Growing out of interviews on this subject recently published in Gordon Hill Press’s In/Appropriate, this event is open to members of ARTS 130, friends of The Elora Poetry Centre & Gallery, and the general public.
The panel will include Jeremy Luke Hill (publisher), Kim Davids Mandar (editor), and three contributors to In/Appropriate: Farzana Doctor, Wayne Grady, and Mahak Jain. (Please see links for biographies below.)
Here is the video link to the synchronous discussion that you will need to click on at 1:30 on November 3:
Assistance is being provided by Victoria Feth of The Centre for Teaching Excellence at University of Waterloo.
The event is sponsored by two long-time friends of The Elora Poetry Centre & Gallery, Janice Ferri and Peter Skoggard. Further contributions for honoraria for the panelists are welcome!
The Elora Poetry Centre is excited to engage in present discourse on literary appropriation in Canada. It is our pleasure to host these five distinguished panelists who are helping to determine the direction that Canadian literature will take in the near future. In light of recent controversies that resulted in the publication of another important book on the current state of Canadian literature, Refuse: CanLit in Ruins, we want to be part of these discussions and look forward to what promises to be a memorable event on Nov. 3.
Here are the biographical links: