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North of Invention: A Canadian Poetry Festival

a. rawlings & maja jantar • fred wah • christian bök • m. nourbese philip • stephen collis • nicole brossard • jeff derksen • jordan scott • adeena karasick • lisa robertson

Co-sponsors of North of Invention include: the Canada Council for the Arts, the University Research Fund, the Provost's Interdisciplinary Arts Fund, Asian American Studies, the Working Group in Poetics, Poets House, and Writers Without Borders.

organized by Sarah Dowling and Charles Bernstein

Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, January 20, 2011

10:00 am: Opening remarks by Sarah Dowling and Charles Bernstein

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10:30 am: Presentation by Lisa Robertson, introduced by Julia Bloch

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11:15 am: Presentation by M. NourbeSe Philip, introduced by Janet Neigh


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1:30 pm: Presentation by Stephen Collis, introduced by Danny Snelson

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2:15 pm: Presentation by Christian Bök introduced by Sueyeun Juliette Lee

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4:00 pm: Presentation by Nicole Brossard, introduced by Rachel Blau DuPlessis

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7:30 pm: Reading by Adeena Karasick, a.rawlings and Maja Jantar, Jeff Derksen


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9:00 pm: Reading by Lisa Robertson, Fred Wah


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Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, January 21, 2011

10:30 am: Presentation by Adeena Karasick, introduced by Katie Price

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11:15 am: Presentation by Jeff Derksen, introduced by Bob Perelman

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1:30 pm: Presentation by Jordan Scott, introduced by Laura Neuman

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2:15 pm: Presentation by a.rawlings and Maja Jantar, introduced by Jena Osman

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3:30 pm: Presentation by Fred Wah, introduced by Josephine Park


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7:30 pm: Reading by Jordan Scott, Christian Bök, Stephen Collis


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9:00 pm: Reading by M. NourbeSe Philip, Nicole Brossard


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