October Newsletter

Included: Annual Graduate​ Party | Halloween Party | CEVA | Colloquium | Budget Proposals | Headlight Anthology | Writers Read | Donuts Short Story Hour | Misc

Hello everyone.
Is everyone doing well?
This is the newsletter.
For you.
Are you comfortable?
This is what is pertinent to us at the moment.

Annual Graduate Party

We heard about this through Bonnie.
Dr.s Furlani and Languay are hosting the Annual Graduate Party.
Saturday October 21st
7pm – 11pm
Save the date.
They’re going to announce who won the department prizes.
Come out and congratulate these people.
Get to know them.

Halloween Party

We’re throwing a Halloween Party!
Oct 28th. Saturday. 7:30-8pm or so.
At Sandra’s place.
Thanks Sandra.
Sandra’s place is 6652 Rue de Bordeaux.
That’s like a 10 minute walk South East from the Fabre Metro.
We can can comfortably fit 30 people.
We will set up decorations.
Very spooky, but inviting.
There are cats. Keep the door closed.
Everyone will have a nice time.
Candy. Sandra’s spiced wine (Thanks Sandra).
Bring stuff too. Pitch in. Be a good guest.
Put on a costume. You don’t have to.
Contest-[Costume] / Monster Mash.
Kenneth Anger DVD with the sound off.


The Committee for Equity and
Visibility in Academia is currently
looking for new members for the
2017-2018 academic year.
If you’re interested in being part
of this initiative, please e-mail
Jen Tracy (jen.tracy@hotmail.com)
by the end of this weekend.

Colloquium – Animal Print

It’s the 16th Annual one of these [Colloquiums].
There’s a Deadline for Academic Papers/Proposals
It’s Nov 10th.
A pretty detailed thematic explanation as well as all of the requirements and subsequent process…
essentially everything you need to know is here
If you do have any questions though, you can send them to concordiacolloquium@gmail.com

Budget Proposals

This is pretty exciting:
We have a 400$ surplus from last year.
There is an open call for what to spend this money on.
Deadline November 1, 2017
SAGE has previously funded:

CEVA (The Committee for Equity and Visibility in the Academy)
Concordia Write Nights
SAGE Coffee Talks
The Indigenous Lit Festival
The Media and Design Stipend
Student Stipends for Conference Travel


This comes straight from the top [Emily Crompton]

“Headlight is looking for a treasurer to
join the journal’s masthead.
If you are interested, please contact
Also keep an eye out for their call for
submissions that will shortly be released.”

Thanks Emily!

Writers Read Concordia

As of right now, we still have two readers in October:
Poets: Daphne Marlatt & Erin Moure
They’re both Friday, October 27th in the York Amphitheatre [ EV 1.605, 1515 Rue St. Catherine]
We read them in class, and we really liked them.
“I think I saw one at a party, but I can’t be sure.”
If I don’t get to writing another one of these November (Cold season)
Playwright: Marina Carr (Co-Sponsored by the Department of Irish Studies)
Friday, November 3rd in the York Amphitheatre [ EV 1.605, 1515 Rue St. Catherine]
Suzette Mayr
Friday, November 17th in the York Amphitheatre [ EV 1.605, 1515 Rue St. Catherine]
Details on their website.

Donuts Short Story Hour

These folks have a pretty good Facebook page
Join them for donuts and great stories


There’s like a billion things you can do in your life
Here are some things that crossed our desk in the last few days
Usually through Bonnie.

SLS Photo Contest

One lucky winner will receive free tuition to either SLS Georgia or SLS Kenya in 2018. Find more details on their SLS Facebook page

SLS Poetry and Fiction Contest

SLS, in connection with its upcoming programs in Georgia (July 2018) and Kenya (December 2018), and in conjunction with Fence magazine, is currently running its 2018 literary contest.