Writing in Dangerous Times: Survival, Resistance, Joy


As writers and educators invested in equity and empowerment, how do we write, teach, and publish in a moment that can seem so at odds with our pedagogy, creativity, politics and subject positions? How do we, as writers and writing teachers, BIPOC, LGBTQ2, disabled and allies, create productive, healthy, safe and inclusive spaces for ourselves, our students and other writers, spaces that resist and shelter us from hegemonic, patriarchal, ableist, heteronormative, and racist ideologies? How do we continue to produce, support and disseminate innovative and socially-oriented writing in this cultural moment? How do we hold our institutions to account? This collaboratively organized one-day symposium at OCAD University explores these and other questions. 

 
DateSaturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location

OCAD U Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1 (also accessible from 113 McCaul Street)

This event is a collaboration between Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP), TIA House (University of Calgary), and OCAD University, Creative Writing, co-sponsored by the Writing and Learning Center and organized in conjunction with the CCWWP board meeting to take place Sunday, October 29th at OCADU.

The October 28th 2017 program is free and open to OCAD University students and faculty, students and faculty from across Turtle Island, CCWWP members, Toronto writers and the general public. Please write cblack@faculty.ocadu.ca to confirm your presence using the subject: Writing in Dangerous Times RSVP.

OCAD U is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free experience to students, faculty, staff, and visitors with accessibility needs. This event is fully wheelchair accessible. All panels will take place in OCADU’s Learning Zone, on the ground floor, room #110, 113 McCaul. The Learning Zone is a wheelchair accessible space with two accessible washrooms and no fixed seating. This is a mic’d event.

The Learning Zone is accessible through the McCaul or St. Patrick Street entrance at 122 St. Patrick St. Parking is available in the underground lot directly below the venue, with handicapped parking closest to the elevator at the McCaul Street entrance. The cost of parking is $15 daily maximum, $6 evening maximum.

Please contact 416-977-6000 extension 2205 or accessibility@ocadu.ca for information on the best barrier-free routes on campus, Wheel-Trans pick-up and drop-off points, locations of elevators and accessible washrooms, requests for ASL translators, or information in alternate formats.

https://www.ocadu.ca/services/odesi/accessibility.htm
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/Library/hours.htm



Writing in Dangerous Times Poster
DateSaturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Website Location

OCAD U Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1 (also accessible from 113 McCaul Street)

Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award-winning poet SONNET L’ABBE returns with her third collection in which a mixed-race woman decomposes her inheritance of Shakespeare.
Debunking the Bauhaus - Reflecting on 100 years of design education by Professor Jay Rutherford, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. 
Legal Intersections is a four-part series addressing legal issues of importance to artists, designers, and cultural workers. The series is presented in collaboration with the Artists’ Legal Advice Services, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCAD University, and the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
ERASING A COUNTRY: AN ON-GOING SERIES OF RESEARCH ARTIST TALK by JULIUS PONCELET MANAPUL
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Have you ever wished you could have ten minutes for advice or conversation with someone working in advertising and design?
OCAD U’s Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre and its Indigenous Education Speaker Series is proud to announce its first guest speaker of the year: DR. MARIE BATTISTE
Undercurrents is a billboard exhibition created for The Bentway’s Community Incubation Program, curated by current CCP students, Courtney Miller & Valérie Frappier. 
Join Heather Igloliorte, Amy Dickson and Charissa von Harringa for a curatorial tour of ᐊᕙᑖᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ / Among All These Tundras.
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This event is a collaboration between Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP), TIA House (University of Calgary), and OCAD University, Creative Writing, co-sponsored by the Writing and Learning Center and organized in conjunction with the CCWWP board meeting to take place Sunday, October 29th at OCADU.

The October 28th 2017 program is free and open to OCAD University students and faculty, students and faculty from across Turtle Island, CCWWP members, Toronto writers and the general public. Please write cblack@faculty.ocadu.ca to confirm your presence using the subject: Writing in Dangerous Times RSVP.

OCAD U is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free experience to students, faculty, staff, and visitors with accessibility needs. This event is fully wheelchair accessible. All panels will take place in OCADU’s Learning Zone, on the ground floor, room #110, 113 McCaul. The Learning Zone is a wheelchair accessible space with two accessible washrooms and no fixed seating. This is a mic’d event.

The Learning Zone is accessible through the McCaul or St. Patrick Street entrance at 122 St. Patrick St. Parking is available in the underground lot directly below the venue, with handicapped parking closest to the elevator at the McCaul Street entrance. The cost of parking is $15 daily maximum, $6 evening maximum.

Please contact 416-977-6000 extension 2205 or accessibility@ocadu.ca for information on the best barrier-free routes on campus, Wheel-Trans pick-up and drop-off points, locations of elevators and accessible washrooms, requests for ASL translators, or information in alternate formats.

https://www.ocadu.ca/services/odesi/accessibility.htm
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/Library/hours.htm

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1 (also accessible from 113 McCaul Street)
Writing in Dangerous Times Poster
Ignite Imagination - The Campaign for OCAD U

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