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Announcing the Avant Canada Conference and bpNichol Symposium at Brock University, November 7th


November 7, 2014 - 9:00am - 9:00pm

The Avant Canada Conference will be followed by a collaborative symposium of scholars, writers, visual artists, musicians, and those interested and invested represents a cogent network of energies focused on the award-winning work of Canadian poet bpNichol (1944-1988).

Nichol was a singular literary figure, with substantial influence on small press and experimental writing communities in Canada, the United States, and beyond. He has been the subject of countless books and essays by writers in both countries, and is the subject of a current outpouring of academic interest that has given rise to the republication of many of his books.

This one-day symposium on Nichol’s life and works will be held at the Niagara Artists Centre in downtown St. Catharines, in collaboration with Brock University’s Centre for Canadian Studies and the Editing Modernism in Canada Project. It will include plenary speakers, roundtable discussions, special topics panels, workshops on avant-garde pedagogies and production, a poetry reading, and a Fraggle Rock-themed dance party.

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Enjoy these bpNichol resources from around the web:

bpNichol on Pennsound

bpNichol on UbuWeb

bpNichol biography from Coach House Books

bpNichol at the Electronic Poetry Centre