Defamation law in Quebec – RadLaw

As a follow up to the Legal Workshop we organized on February 15th, @RadLawMcGill has shared with us the notes relevant to defamation law in Quebec. If you have additional questions, please let us know and we will gladly relay them to RadLaw. Please note that this document is not intended to provide legal advice, but rather to dispense legal information.

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Writers Read at Concordia presents Deirdre Madden!

Writers Read at Concordia presents Deirdre Madden!
Award-Winning Irish Novelist Gives Public Reading at Concordia

WHEN: Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7PM
WHERE: Concordia University (Room H-767, Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor)

In our first major event of the 2014/2015 season, Writers Read at Concordia is proud to welcome award-winning Irish novelist Deirdre Madden for a public reading on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7PM at Concordia University (Room H-767, Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor). Writers Read has hosted authors including Lydia Davis, Roddy Doyle and Mary Gaitskill. Our 2014/2015 season includes a special celebration of Quebec Women’s Writing featuring Nicole Brossard, Gail Scott, Lisa Robertson and Rachel Levitsky, as well as readings by Gary Geddes, Lynn Coady, Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass as well as a few surprise guests for day time events.

Deirdre Madden studied at Trinity College in Dublin and the University of East Anglia. She has published eight novels, including The Birds of The Innocent Wood, One by One in the Darkness, Authenticity and Molly Fox’s Birthday. Her awards include the Hennessy Award, the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Rooney Prize and the Kerry Book of the Year Award. She has been shortlisted twice for the Orange Prize. Her most recent novel, Time Present and Time Past was published in 2013. She teaches Creative Writing at Trinity College Dublin.

See you there!

Call for Writers!

CALL FOR WRITERS:
Romeo Gongora is looking for English-language poets, writers, and story-tellers to share their work in the context of this inter-disciplinary exhibition, Just Watch Me, an exhibition that examines the geopolitical spaces of Quebec’s identities.

This would take the form of a performative/participative reading. Some key words for themes: identity, collectivity, society.

The project, inspired by artistic collectives emerging from the Quiet Revolution in Quebec, aims to convert the gallery space into a place for social exchange, and will feature a variety of events such as workshops, conferences, screenings, and poetry readings.

The series will take place every Friday, between 16h30-17h30 (September 12th, 19th, 26th and October 3rd, 10th) at the Ellen and Bina Leonard Gallery.

Writers should send a sample of their work and a brief bio to info@romeogongora.com for more information.

This reading series is organized by La Tournure, an independant publishing collective. For more information on the group, please consult their website athttp://latournure.org/

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Romeo Gongora is a Canadian-Guatemalan artist whose practice centers
on the social. He works in an interdisciplinary form, combining
performance, cinema, installation and text, where exchange with
stakeholders (artists, historians, sociologists, etc.) are essential
to the creative process.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Just Watch Me is an exhibition that examines the geopolitical spaces
of Quebec’s identities. Focusing on dialogue and collective creation,
the work makes a critical analysis of the relationship between
culture, economy, the state, and artistic collectives that marked the
province’s Quiet Revolution (1965-1972): Mousse Pacthèque, Nouvel-Age,
Fusion des Arts, etc. The project aims to convert the gallery space
into a place for social exchange, and will feature a variety of
events such as workshops, conferences, screenings, and poetry
readings.

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