I’m pleased to invite you to a special evening of readings and conversation with Victoria College Faculty and authors Adam Sol, Albert Moritz, Robert McGill and Sarah Dowling, “Crosscurrents Part 1: Vic Faculty Reading & Discussion“, on Tuesday, March 15, 6:00pm EST. The event will be hosted by writer, editor and teacher Canisia Lubrin.
The event is open to the public!
About the talk…In these sessions, we engage intersecting knowledges and literary practices that exist within and beyond the texts we study and beyond the university classroom. We will chance ourselves toward the curiosities that make us more fully aware of each other, and in a loop of creative citizenship, we will wonder together at the work that literature affects, prolongs and makes possible.
About the host…Canisia Lubrin is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her books are Voodoo Hypothesis (2017), The Dyzgraphxst (2020), and Code Noir (Knopf, 2023). In 2021, Lubrin won the Griffin Poetry Prize, OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, Derek Walcott Prize, the Windham-Campbell Prize in poetry, and others. She is inaugural Shaftesbury WIR at Victoria College, U of T, and Assistant Professor in the School of English & Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.
About the panelists…
Adam Sol is the Coordinator of the Creative Expression & Society Program at Victoria College. His latest collection is Broken Dawn Blessings, published in 2021 by ECW Press. He has published four other books of poetry, and one collection of essays, How a Poem Moves: A Field Guide for Readers of Poetry.
A. F. Moritz‘s most recent books of poems are The Garden: a poem and an essay, As Far As You Know and The Sparrow: Selected Poems. He has published twenty-three volumes of poetry. His work has received many awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Griffin Poetry Prize. He is presently the Poet Laureate of the City of Toronto (2019-2023).
Robert McGill’s short stories have appeared in magazines such as The Atlantic, The Dublin Review, Grain, and Hazlitt. He’s the author of two nonfiction books and three novels, including A Suitable Companion for the End of Your Life (forthcoming). Robert is a professor in the Department of English, where he directs the MA program in English in the Field of Creative Writing.
Sarah Dowling is the author of the poetry collections Security Posture, DOWN, and Entering Sappho, which was shortlisted for the Derek Walcott Poetry Prize. A scholar as well as a poet, Sarah is also the author of Translingual Poetics: Writing Personhood under Settler Colonialism. Sarah teaches in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Victoria College at the University of Toronto.