Fringe Arts

  • Original Synapse

    Local Reading Series With Concordia Roots Debuts

    In the brain, synapses pass electrical signals from one neuron to another. In Montreal, Synapse, a new reading series created by poet and Concordia writing professor Sina Queyras, aims to inject some excitement into the literary community by encouraging the transfer of literature from local writers to a captive audience.

  • Andrusyshyn’s Mammoth Up for Award

    Mammoth, much of which acts as a eulogy for Andrusyshyn’s father, balances absurdist, magical realism-inspired comedic elements with the solemnity of that absence.

  • Montreal After Mordecai

    21st Century Authors Aim to Capture Their City Post-Richler

    Take a poll of readers, critics and authors on which writer’s work is most strongly associated with Montreal, and watch as the hands go up to proclaim Mordecai Richler king of the city’s literature.

  • Combative Narrative

    A.J. Somerset’s Combat Camera Is a Novel in a Struggle With Itself

    Combat Camera is the first novel by A.J. Somerset. It concerns Lucas Zane, once a praised war-photographer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, now a broken man who’s turned to drinking, fighting off his demons, and shooting low-budget pornography to pay the rent.

  • The Link Talks to Paul Almond

    Canadian Filmmaker Discusses Seven Up! Doc

    It is not surprising that film critic Roger Ebert called Seven Up! “possibly the most important television film ever made.”

  • Tickle Trunk

    CKUT Puts Magic on the Airwaves

    When was the last time you completely indulged only one of your senses? CKUT’s Magic Sound Box will allow you to do just that.

  • Fracked Up

    Cinema Politica Documentary Drills for Answers

    “Only in an Orwellian world would you expect this.”
    Unlucky for us, Gasland does not take place in George Orwell’s novel, 1984, but in current day America.
    What do you do when you are offered $100,000 dollars to allow hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) on your 19.5 acres of land?

  • Local Artists Don’t Want Your Bright Ideas to Die

    Good ideas don’t die; they get placed in a shoebox or are relegated to the furthest corners of your laptop’s RAM.

  • The Strange Tale of the Magical Invisible Book

    Johanna Skibsrud’s Giller-Winning Debut Novel to Finally Hit Shelves This Week

    On Tuesday, Nov. 9, 30-year-old Concordia alumna Johanna Skibsrud won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s most prestigious literary award, for her debut novel, The Sentimentalists.

  • Author Mary Gaitskill Gives Master Class at ConU

    Mary Gaitskill set her gaze over a room of 30 students. There was a feeling in the room that those present were lucky to be in Gaitskill’s presence; the 30-person crowd was not accidental, but the result of a strict cap.