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The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of approximately 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella. Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and collaborate. The 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is an initiative of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and is this year hosted by the University of Calgary.
Visit the Talonbooks both at Congress’s Expo! We’ll be there throughout Congress, and our staff will be pleased to meet you and tell you about our latest books.
Above: the Talonbooks display in booth #20 at Congress 2016
Talonbooks also hosts lunch at the conference of the Canadian Association of Theatre Research on Sunday, May 29 (12:15–1:30 PM), and guests can look forward to playwrights/actors Marcus Youssef and James Long to give a rousing reading from their latest play, Winners and Losers.
Talon poets Weyman Chan and ryan fitzpatrick will also attend Congress. Attend their poetry reading on May 30.
See you at Congress!
The Gorge: Selected Writing by Nancy Shaw launched in April, 2017 at the Western Front in Vancouver. To launch Shaw’s book, published posthumously, editor Catriona Strang read from The Gorge, and then this video was played to a rapt audience. In the video, you’ll hear the voice of Nancy Shaw, reading poems from her book Cold Trip (2006; co-authored with Catriona Strang).Tuesday April 18, 2017 in Meta-Talon
By R. Kolewe
Inspecting Nostalgia is a new collection of poetry by R. Kolewe. This, his second collection, brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals.
In this third week of National Poetry Month 2017, and in advance of Kolewe’s Toronto launch on May 8, please enjoy two poems from the collection on Meta-Talon.Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.Monday April 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
For you, in solidarity, during this National Poetry Month, a poem from Jónína Kirton’s new collection.
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