The Capilano Review is pleased to welcome Fred Moten as its 2015 Writer-in-Residence. During his visit, Moten will be leading two seminars and offering two readings, a public talk, and a limited number of manuscript consultations.
 

SEMINAR A: “The General Balm”
Saturday, October 24, 10:00am-12:30pm
The Capilano Review (The Arts Factory, 281 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver)

In this seminar we’ll work to imagine what socioecological poetics looks and sounds and feels like. This will be a matter of submergence, not perspective. Texts will include excerpts from M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong! along with work by John Donne, H. C. Grierson, Richard Burton, and Steven Feld. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring along brief written responses to the assigned readings.

See registration details below. Limited spaces available.
 

SEMINAR B: “Under(Common)Ground”
Sunday, October 25, 10:00am-12:30pm
The Capilano Review (The Arts Factory, 281 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver)

Participants in this seminar will think, read, and talk about old-new assemblages of destruction and rebuilding, repurposing and disavowal, disruptions of proper publicness, histories of submergence, non-states of emergency, and the double edges of various refusals of burial. Texts will include Amiri Baraka’s “A Contract. (For the Destruction and Rebuilding of Paterson)” and Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency’s Architecture after Revolution. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring along brief written responses to the assigned readings.

See registration details below. Limited spaces available. 


POETRY READING + DISCUSSION
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:00pm
Co-sponsored by the SFU Department of English
Hosted by the Or Gallery (555 Hamilton Street, Vancouver)
 

PUBLIC TALK + READING: “a partial correspondence, in lieu of a lecture, on entanglement”
with respondent Denise Ferreira da Silva
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 7:00pm
Co-sponsored and hosted by The Western Front (303 8th Avenue East, Vancouver) 
 

SEMINAR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Cost: $65 (includes a one-year subscription to The Capilano Review)
Location: The Capilano Review (The Arts Factory, 281 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver)
Venue accessibility: The Arts Factory has a ramp to its front entrance but is unfortunately behind in its construction schedule. We are told that an elevator to the second floor, where TCR's office is located, will be functional in time for these seminars. Please contact us with questions or requests for updates in the coming weeks.

To register for a seminar, send an email to contact@thecapilanoreview.ca before October 9th indicating your seminar preference. A reader containing assigned texts (in PDF format) and instructions for payment will be sent by email once enrolment is confirmed. 
 

Fred Moten is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition, Hughson’s Tavern, B. Jenkins, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (with Stefano Harney), The Feel Trio, and The Little Edges. A three-volume collection of essays, Stolen Life/consent not to be a single being/Black and Blur, and a new book of poems, The Service Porch, are forthcoming in 2016. Moten teaches at the University of California, Riverside and also serves intermittently as a writing faculty member in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College and in the Summer Writers Program at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa Institute. Co-founder and co-publisher (with Joseph Donahue) of a small literary press called Three Count Pour, Moten lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Laura Harris, and their sons Lorenzo and Julian.
 

TCR would like to thank the Canada Council’s Visiting Foreign Artists program, the SFU Department of English, and the Western Front for their support of Moten’s visit.