Feb. 11 at 8pm: OCCULT POETICS -- A Reading with Ariana Reines, CA Conrad, and Jessica Bebenek

The Centre for Expanded Poetics presents: Occult Poetics Symposium

We are delighted to be co-presenting a poetry reading as part of the Occult Poetics Symposium hosted by Concordia University's Center for Expanded Poetics. This event will take place at the store (211 Bernard West) at 8pm (note the change from our usual event time of 7pm).

Ariana Reines will be reading from her forthcoming poetry collection, A Sand Book (Fence Books), with additional readings by CA Conrad and Jessica Bebenek. Sandra Huber will be the host! You can view the Facebook event page here.

Ariana Reines is an American poet, playwright, performance artist, astrologer, and translator. Her books of poetry include The Cow (2006), which won the Alberta Prize from Fence Books; Coeur de Lion (2007); Mercury (2011); and Thursday (2012). She has taught at UC Berkeley (Roberta C. Holloway Lecturer in Poetry, 2009), Columbia University (2013), The New School (2013), and Tufts University (2014). Reines has been described by Michael Silberblatt of NPR's Bookworm as "one of the crucial voices of her generation." Her forthcoming collection, A Sand Book, is a series of lyrical essays and poems situated in the American southwest.

Books by all Occult Poetics participants will be available for purchase during the event at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.

Catch poetry & divinatory readings from Marianna Costa, Damian Rogers, Sandra Huber, and others at the Closing Night of the Occult Poetics Symposium the following night (Feb. 12).

The CEP is striving to create a space in which all visitors to the Symposium feel able to participate fully, engage critically, and enjoy themselves. This will be a queer and trans-friendly environment in which homophobia, trans-phobia, racism, ableism, or discriminatory language or actions of any kind will not be tolerated.

In creating an Occult Poetics Symposium, we are very aware that there will be people of many religions, faiths, and spiritualties in attendance. We encourage the respectful discussion of these topics, but before speaking, please consider the effect of your words on others in attendance. While we will not be shying away from difficult discussions, speakers have been asked to give content warnings when discussing potentially triggering material.

The entrance to Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is up two steps - small washroom available in the bookstore - limited seating available, so please arrive early (Priority seating for those in need will be available.) - alcohol will be served. Please let us know ahead of time (or at the event) if you need any assistance and we will do all we can to accomodate.

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