Event Info, Oddities Means and Ends

Oddities, Means and Ends


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The Odd Couple, the 13th Annual Concordia English Graduate Colloquium, presents Oddities, Means and Ends, hosted by Emcee Puns-a-lot/Churchmaster C.

Join us at Kafein for our featured readings in poetry and prose, including a reading by Poet Laureate of Toronto and The Odd Couple’s keynote speaker, George Elliott Clarke. We will also have readings from students from Concordia and other universities, including Rachel Burlock, Carousel Calvo, Caterina Incisa, Denise Leitão, Mona’a Malik, Jess Nicol, Natascha Simard, and Caitlyn Spencer.

The evening will close with an hour of open mic, so bring your best work in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and convoluted yet alliterative academic jargon! Open mic sign-up will be at the event. Attendance is free and open to all.

Readings begin at 8:30 sharp. Open mic begins at 10.

Reader bios:
George Elliott Clarke is Poet Laureate of Toronto, an accomplished writer and academic.

Rachel Burlock. Known aliases: Reliable Rachel, Mittens. MA student, burgeoning rapper, brownie bringer.

Carousel writes. She has no idea where she will be in 4 months.

Caterina Incisa, originally from England, mostly writes snide short shorts about ex-boyfriends.

Born in Brazil, Denise Marques Leitao has recently been abducted by motherhood.

Mona’a Malik is a student at Concordia University. She is from New Brunswick.

Jess Nicol lives in Calgary and has brown hair and a loud voice.

Natascha Simard was once a narcissistic teenage girl, now she is a poet.

C. Spencer glitter righteous anger whiskey fumbling eloquence Igpy kin YYC–>YUL red.

Oddities Means and Ends

Call for readers: Oddities, Means and Ends

The Odd Couple is seeking readers for our creative reading night, Oddities, Means and Ends, taking place on February 27 from 8-11 pm at Kafein (1429 Bishop).

We are accepting readings in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Those who read need not be those who wrote — want your piece read but want someone else to do the reading? Cool. wanna go 70s-style and swap key passages with another writer? Just so long as you two have fully negotiated consent beforehand, man.

To volunteer for our list of scheduled readings, please email concordiacolloquium@gmail.com with your name, the form you’re writing in (poetry/creative non-fiction/fiction), an estimate of how long your reading will be, and a 13-word bio by midnight on February 19th. Sets should be no shorter than five minutes long, and no longer than ten.

We will also have an open mic portion, with a sign-up sheet at the event.

Questions, concerns, and moral quandaries regarding sestinas should be sent to concordiacolloquium@gmail.com. For more information on the colloquium, visit concol.ca.