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)

The three-day conference will feature papers, performances and workshops that expand, trouble, decentralize, destabilize, or interrogate literary practices, text, and performance.
SUGAR is a site-critical project located near the Redpath sugar factory on Toronto’s Sugar Beach, and formerly on the site of the seminal Guvernment and RPM nightclubs. The SUGAR music events pay homage to the Club by using dance and discourse to animate the material and cultural conditions explored by SUGAR’s curatorial project.
Icons of the Blues, by Professor Terry Shoffner.
An international symposium to release the findings of the StudentDwellTO research partnership and discuss alternatives to the housing (un)affordability crisis.
Toronto Queer Film Festival  (TQFF) is showcasing student work again this fall! We are seeking film + video work under 20 minutes in length. Preference for work created in or after 2017.
More than 800 promising young artists and designers are exhibiting at OCAD University's 104th GradEx! This year, GradEx is a five-day exhibition spread across several buildings on campus including the iconic Sharp Centre for Design. The university will throw open its doors, inviting the community to see works by the creative minds of OCAD U’s Class of 2019.
OCADU Illustration students have outdone themselves this year with 7 works of art accepted into the 2019 Student Scholarship Exhibition!
ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee) as performance company has, for over 30 years, engaged in practices that are both time-based and that produce objects.
T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers presents recent series of images by lens-based artist T.M. Glass that feature blooms and vessels from unique gardens across the globe.
Free public reception of Onsite Gallery's newest exhibition, T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers
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
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