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Echlocation Reading Series with Irene Marques

When lives cross like flight paths, hundreds of miles above boundaries of land and water, borderlines disappear and conversation begins. Jeff Parker, Catriona Wright, Irene Marques and Emanuel Melo are writers whose work and lives are intersecting: on June 17 in historic Hart House, the Echolocation Reading Series will bring many threads together for an international evening of readings via Toronto, the US, and Portugal.

Echolocation Reading Series

Canadian-Portuguese writer and scholar Irene Marques’ novel, My House is a Mansion, will appear in 2015; her work has also appeared in the recent anthology of Memória: An Anthology of Portuguese Canadian Writers, edited by Fernanda Viveros. In addition, Irene Marques is the author of the poetry book The Circular Incantation, published in 2013 by Guernica. She is also the author of two other English-language poetry collections – Wearing Glasses of Water and The Perfect Unravelling of the Spirit – and the Portuguese short story collection, Habitando na Metáfora do Tempo: Crónicas Desejadas (Dwelling in the Metaphor of Time: Desired Chronicles).

Irene Marques has taught African and Caribbean literatures, comparative and world literature, literary theory, and writing and rhetoric at the Ontario College of Art and Design University and the University of Toronto for over 10 years. She has also worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health for 14 years.

When: Tuesday, June 17 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where:East Common Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto M5S 3H3

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