Summary of March 8th Climate Review Presentation and Feedback

On Friday, March 8th, Concordia held a meeting with Creative Writing students to respond to the Climate Review report that had been released the day before at 3pm. This message was also shared with English literature students and some alumni, who also chose to attend.

We want to thank everyone who attended this meeting and gave feedback. We are especially grateful to those of our students who stayed for our general meeting that took place afterwards. We will be releasing a response to both the Climate Report and the meeting soon, once we have had a chance to integrate the feedback we received from our students. For now, we believe it is important for our students unable to attend to have a chance to read what was discussed on Friday.

Below is a rough transcription of the meeting’s proceedings. We cannot guarantee that these are the exact words used, but rather a summary to inform students and the public about what was discussed. The climate review was an external process and the “panelists” at the meeting are unrelated to that committee. Faculty on the panel are essentially liaisons, communicating this info (all available online) to students in attendance.

CASE & QWF Panel with Tara Johns, Rahul Varma, and Sean Michaels

Doors Open: 6 pm
Panel Discussion: 630 – 730 pm
Refreshments: 730 – 9 pm
MB-9AB, (John Molson School of Business, 9th Floor)
Concordia University, 1450 rue Guy

What does a professional writing career look like in the 21st century? How we do explore and sustain and juggle different roles? What’s out there?

CASE Concordia and the Quebec Writers’ Federation have teamed up to bring together three Quebec-based writers with very different career profiles: screenwriter and filmmaker Tara Johns (The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom), Giller-Prize-winning novelist, blogger, and interactive digital fiction writer Sean Michaels (Us Conductors), and playwright and artistic director ofTeesri Duniya theatre company Rahul Varma (Truth and Treason, Bhopal, State of Denial). We’ll talk about switching up professions and disciplines, as well as writing in the digital age. Come query them on how they did – and are doing – it!

This event is free and open to Concordia students, as well as QWF Student Members. Concordia students, reserve tickets with your student ID number at case.president@asfa.ca. QWF student members, email rachel@qwf.org to reserve a place.

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Join the L.U.C.C. Vetting Committee!

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After last year’s seventh successful Literature Undergraduate Colloquium at Concordia (L.U.C.C.), we would like to invite students to apply to our vetting team for our eighth edition!

The vetting process will begin in February 2019 but applications must be submitted to case.academic@asfa.ca by Friday, November 16th at 11:59 pm. When applying, please include a brief cover letter detailing who you are, your qualifications, and why you’re interested in being part of our team. Students are encouraged to include their academic and extracurricular history that might relate to their qualifications for this position. Depending on the number of applications, you may be asked to review a short sample paper to show your familiarity with academic essays.
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