We are pleased to present a regular series of talks which explore highlights of the collections in greater depth. These focused events focus on particular items, archives, or subject areas to explore the broader themes, events, and stories reflected in our holdings.
Canadian Poetry Chapbooks
Delve into the delightful world of poetry chapbooks. In the early era of printing, chapbooks were inexpensively produced, popular pamphlets; in 20th century Canada, publishers used them as an economical way to print poetry. These diminutive books preserve the voices of many emerging and established writers and provide a window into the contested space of Canadian literatures. Explore what genres and perspectives were privileged and how beauty was conceptualized in both design and verse.