Research Wednesdays: Artists as Writers Index

Research Wednesdays, 1 to 2pm in the Learning Zone, October 17: The Artist as Writers Index
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Celebrate the recent revisions of the Artists as Writer Index at the OCAD University Library. This resource is designed to explore the many divergent forms of writing artists and designers are engaged in, especially those that are affiliated with OCAD University.

Hear about the production of the database in 2015 with a taped intervew with the creator Farah Friesen, then hear how Reference Intern Lauren Orav revised the research portal using UX principles.

Research Wednesdays is a speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff or faculty) to present in a supportive environment. Take a break over lunch to learn about new opportunities for Toronto creative researchers!

Interested in presenting at Research Wednesdays? We are currently programming our 2019 winter schedule (January to April). Send an email To Daniel Payne ( and include:

  • brief 250 word description of your talk
  • indication of which Wednesdays would be available for you
  • list of technological needs
  • ideal set up of the presentation seating arrangement
  • description of any participatory activites that may used (NOTE: any focus groups or survey-type activities may need Research Ethics Board approval, so be prepared to include this in your proposal)


Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Library's Learning Zone, Level 1, 113 McCaul Street. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
416-977-6000 ext. 217