The Centre for Community-Engaged Narrative Arts (CCENA) has a new season of events scheduled, which you are all welcome to attend. These events are free and open to the public, so invite your friends and feel free to spread the word. CCENA exists to support story-makers and the narrative arts in Hamilton. For more information about CCENA, check out the website: https://ccena.ca/.
- Long Table: With Tongues Like These and Placing Attention II
Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 3-5 PM
Location: Room 204, McMaster CCE, 1 James St N
John Hill (Oneida nation from Six Nations of the Grand River) will present his epic poem/performance essay on queer Indigenous poetics entitled “With Tongues Like These . . .” Placing Attention II is the second in a themed series of Long Tables on the ways art both helps shape, and is shaped by, our sense of place. This installment features Tuscarora artist Waylon Wilson who makes video games that draw attention to Indigenous places and histories.
- Hamilton Arts & Letters Fall Launch
Date: November 1, 2019
Time: 7 PM
Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton
Hamilton Arts and Letters is one of this city’s most integral journals, a vital ongoing showcase for a range of literary, academic, and cultural submissions. Many guest contributors to this year’s publication will present at this launch, which includes a focus on McMaster University’s Discovery Program, original music from the Mohawk College ArtPop ensemble, and remarks from Johannah Bird, Guest Editor of this year’s “Re:Creation Stories” issue along with Shane Neilson, Guest Editor of the ʺImaginary Safe House: Canadian Disability Poeticsʺ issue. Featuring readings from Kaitlin Debicki, Roxanna Bennett, John Hill, Leo Dragtoe, and more.
Home X Work and The Perfect Archive
October 24, 3-5 PM
Room 204, McMaster CCE, 1 James St N
In her photopoetic project Home X Work, Ashley Marshall revisits Hamilton, walking to explore themes such as home, distance, and return. Ashley will present on her experience of this project and its exploration of everyday experiences of both liberation and oppression.
Paul Lisson will read from his new collection of poetry, The Perfect Archive, an exploration in poems of how documents and information can, have been, and continue to be manipulated to tell or erase events that occurred or are occurring. Paul acknowledges and thanks the League of Canadian Poets, the Canada Council, and the Ontario Arts Council.
You can see the rest of CCENA’s events on our website (https://ccena.ca/events/upcoming-events/). You can also follow CCENA on Twitter (@CCENA_Hamilton) and Facebook (@Hamilton.CCENA).
We hope you’ll be able to join us!