Posts Tagged ‘books’

Indigenous Poetics in Canada – Book Launch! Tuesday November 11th, 5-7 pm

Indigenous Poetics in Canada Book Launch; November 11th, 5-7pm; The Learning ZoneJoin us at the Learning Zone Tuesday November 11th, 5 – 7 pm, for the book launch of Indigenous Poetics in Canada presented by The Indigenous Visual Culture Program at OCAD U. With special guests editor Neal McLeod, authors Lillian Allen and Lee Maracle, with introductions by Mark Dickinson.

Neal McLeod, Associate Professor in the Indigenous Studies Department at Trent University was raised Cree on the James Smith Reserve in Saskatchewan. McLeod is also a National Aboriginal Poetry Award recipient for his first book of poetry, Songs to Kill a Wihtikow.

Authors Lillian Allen, Canadian “dub poet” and prolific First Nation writer Lee Maracle are among the twenty-eight contributors to Indigenous Poetics in Canada.

Indigenous Poetics in Canada

Featuring work by academics and poets, the book examines four elements of Indigenous Poetics. First, it explores the poetics of memory: collective memory, the persistence of Indigenous poetic consciousness, and the relationships that enable the Indigenous storytelling process. The book then explores the poetics of performance: Indigenous poetics exist both in written form and in relation to an audience. Third, in an examination of the poetics of place and space, the book considers contemporary Indigenous poetry and classical Indigenous narratives. Finally, in a section on the poetics of medicine, contributors articulate the healing and restorative power of Indigenous poetry and narratives.

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See you in September!

OCAD U Library Services, the Learning Zone

The Learning Zone summer hours will come to a close on August 15th. We are looking forward to 2014 fall semester, welcoming new and returning students to our space.

Learning Zone is an collaborative engaging space open to students and faculty. It includes several collections — Art & Design Annuals, Visionnaire periodical collection, OCAD Zine Library and our newest addition, the OCAD Seed Library.

Our space supports many of the student groups in hosting  XPACE: External Space, a membership based artist-run centre supported by OCAD Student Union, Plate Station, reusable dishware exchange program and sustainable gardening initiatives by grOCAD.

Many on-going events take place throughout the school year including Money Mondays – financial planning available to students and grads presented by CREATiveFund$, OCAD U’s Financial Skills Program, student exhibitions and much more.

See you in September, stay tuned for the LZ fall hours!

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Summer Reading at the OCAD U Library

Summer Reading, OCAD U Library

Visit the OCAD U Library this summer and check-out their collection of popular fiction and graphic novels to add to your summer reading list.

Browse the Summer Reading display or the Fiction, Poetry and Graphic novel section — you may come away with the perfect title to read before the holidays end.

Here is a handy list of summer titles – enjoy!

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08 2014

Freedom to Read Week at OCAD U Library: February 23 – March 1

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It’s Freedom to Read Week! Join OCAD U Library until March 1 to celebrate intellectual freedom, visit the “Don’t Read Me I’m Banned “display.

On display are books from the library’s collection that have been banned or challenged around the world, as recently as 2010.

Free a banned book from the censor’s wrappings! Check out a title today.

 

 

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02 2014

OCAD U Library Used Book Sale!

Booksale_OCAD U Library is having a used book sale! February 10th and 12th from 9 to 5pm, in the Lobby at 100 McCaul Street.

An awesome collection of art & design books, mostly duplicate copies of titles in the OCAD U Library, donated by alumni, faculty and friends.

Proceeds raised from the book sale supports the library, providing new resources to enrich the learning experience at OCAD U.

Great books at great prices!

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