BaFL Collective Writing Session & New Year Gathering

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January 16, 2024
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

Feminist Media Studio CJ Building, Room 2.130 Concordia University 7141 Sherbrooke W Montreal (Qc)

Last year, we invited FMS members to bring a story about a key book, resource, or creative object that informed their feminist research / research-creation work, as well as their feminist praxis, to collaboratively Build a Feminist Library. Through collaborative efforts, we identified essential concepts stemming from these contributions.

As we transition into the winter season, our focus turns back to these concepts, initiating the process of identifying and articulating the core values we hold within the FMS community. In a series of BaFL writing sessions, we hope to trace these goals and values as we engage in collective writing (short essay/poetry/auto-theory/etc.) around them. These core values will take shape through the writing collectively authored by FMS members and will serve as touchstones for how we engage in feminist work.

We aim to come together in January and the end of the Winter term (April/May) for two, three-hour sessions. We are pleased to offer RA contracts for interested students to compensensate you for your time. To kick off this stage of the BaFL project, we will adopt Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart The Hundreds writing exercise. We invite you to come with a blank page, point-form notes, previously-written work, poetry, questions, etc. to engage in this process together.

Attendees are also welcome to bring books to propose for the library!

View the library Zotero here.

Light vegan/vegetarian snacks and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP here. This hybrid event will be held in person and via Zoom.