Jaap Blonk, Christian Bök, & Tanya Tagaq

A Public Performance From Exceptional Artists

We are pleased to present Dutch composer Jaap Blonk, Canadian poet Christian Bök, and Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq for a public performance onOctober 28, 2013 at 7PM in the Henry F. Hall Building (Room-767) at Concordia University (1455 De Maisonneuve W. Blvd.).

Tanya Tagaq is a contemporary performance artist who uses the ancient traditional Inuit art of throat singing. She has released two critically acclaimed albums – Sinaa and Auk/Blood – both of which were nominated for Juno Awards.

Christian Bök is the author not only of Crystallography (1994), a ‘pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, but also of Eunoia (2001), a bestselling work of experimental literature, which has gone on to win the Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence.

Jaap Blonk is a self-taught composer, performer and poet from Holland. He has performed around the world, on all continents. With the use of live electronics, the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a considerable extension. His book/CD Traces of Speech was published in 2012 by Hybriden-Verlag, Berlin.

Writers Read is one of a long tradition of diverse literary reading series at Concordia University and has hosted authors including Lydia Davis, Roddy Doyle, Charles Bernstein and CD Wright. We welcome Jaap Blonk, Christian Bök and Tanya Tagaq, who, along with Andrew Pyper, Emma Donoghue, Ken Babstock, Carolyn Forché and Francine Prose, will help make this an especially exciting 2013/2014 season.

Interested attendees can find more info, archival footage from previous readings, and updates on upcoming events at our website, target=”_blank”>writersreadconcordia.ca, and follow Writers Read on Twitter (@CUWritersRead) and Facebook (writersreadconcordia). For more information about SpokenWeb and related events, please visit spokenweb.ca.

For further information about this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact Sarah Burgoyne at (438) 824-3127 or email writersreadconcordia@gmail.com.

Creative writing students are welcome to sign-up for a MASTERSCLASS with Jaap Blonk and Christian Bök TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH FROM 9:30AM-11:30AM IN H-763. There are 35 SPOTS. Please sign up on the sheet posted outside Sina Queryas’ office door.


This event is presented by:

Writers Read at Concordia
The CURC in Media and Contemporary Literature
The SSHRC IG SpokenWeb Project
Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace/OBX Labs