BaFL Collective Writing Session & New Year Gathering

January 16, 2024 at 1:00–4:00pm
Hybrid: Online and In-Person

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.    

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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.

Part of: Building a Feminist Library

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Accessibility Information:
This event is hybrid and will be held both on Zoom and in-person at the Feminist Media Studio.

The Feminist Media Studio is located on the second floor of the Communications and Journalism (CJ) building on the Loyola Campus which can be accessed via an outdoor staircase or ramped entrance. The second floor can then be reached by indoor stairs or elevator. The lab door opens outward into a hallway with a key card entry (restricted to active FMS members).

Inside the lab there is a lounge area with low seating, a narrow kitchenette that may be difficult to navigate with a wheelchair or walker, a large conference room with sliding barn doors, moveable tables and chair seating, the technician’s office which requires key-access, and a production studio which requires key access and features a small sound booth, with a raised floor.