In Brief 

Writers Read at Concordia

The Writers Read at Concordia series brings outstanding wordsmiths to the campus. Two are coming you won’t want to miss.

Chicago-born poet Edward Hirsch will read from his work on Friday, Oct. 26. He is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and poetry editor of DoubleTake magazine. His essays have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, American Poetry Review and The Paris Review, and his book How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love With Poetry was a surprise bestseller in 1999.

On Nov. 30, Winnipeg writer Miriam Toews will visit. She’s the author of three novels, Summer of My Amazing Luck, A Boy of Good Breeding, and A Complicated Kindness, which won the Governor-General’s Literary Award. She also wrote an award-winning book of non-fiction about her father, Swing Low: A Life.

Both appearances are in collaboration with the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, and will take place in the J.A. DeSève Cinema, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The first global window on higher education

A team of more than 30 higher education journalists based in 25 countries are producing a weekly free-to-subscribe online newspaper called University World News.

The newspaper will be distributed to higher education institutions, organizations and government departments on every continent except Antarctica.

With its head office in London, University World News is produced by staff based around the world, including Durban, Melbourne, Montreal, Moscow and Paris. Technical support is provided by the South African online media company E-Briefs News.

Every Monday morning, University World News will be distributed to academics, deans, university vice-chancellors and presidents, government ministers and senior administrators across the globe.

It will provide exclusive reports from its international team of correspondents as well as analyses, features, global round-ups on key issues and links to higher education stories from other leading newspapers.

The aim is to offer a far wider range of higher education articles and news reports than is currently available from a single publication, and to provide a truly international perspective to an international readership.

The University World News website can be found at Philip Fine (BFA86,GrDip94) is the Canadian correspondent for the publication.

Centraide giveaways start

The Centraide campaign is well underway and about 1,300 Concordians enjoyed the Corey Cup at the Bell Centre on Sunday afternoon. Although the Stingers lost, it was an exciting game held on ice normally reserved for the professional Canadiens. Some say it was an unbeatable deal: professional-calibre hockey for $10, $2 of some ticket sales went to charitable organizations connected with Centraide.

Early bird draws begin this week for those who have already submitted a pledge form for this year.

It's important to note that a new form must be submitted every year — contributions will not be renewed automatically.

On Friday, Oct. 26, Centraide supporters have a chance to win a Toshiba laptop, tickets to a Canadiens game and a 3-month pass to Le Gym (including one hour of trainer time). The following Friday, the prizes include a digital camera and an iPod.

Keep your eyes and ears open for bake sales and pasta lunches that are being planned. Winners of the early bird draws, upcoming events and pledge forms are all posted on the Centraide Concordia site:


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