Occult Poetics Symposium

The Occult Poetics Symposium, Feb 11 & Feb 12, brings together some of the most exciting voices in Poetry and Occult Studies for two days and nights of presentations, practice, and readings! This event is free and open to everyone.

PRESENTATIONS during the days will be on the practitioners poetics as influenced by occult practice. We’ll cover topics as diverse as tarot, symbolism, numerology, the power of ritual, embodiment, mysticism, shamanism, witchcraft and magic, historical inheritance and personal lineage, divination, spirit worlds, non-human communication, empathy, intersectionality, ecology and exploitation, and fermentation.

READINGS in the evenings will showcase visiting practitioners’ poetry and offer the opportunity for further discussions of the intersection of the occult with poetry and poetics. We will also be showcasing tarot, astrological, etc. readings by local practitioners, as well as the reprisal of Mystic Insights Ltd.

Ariana Reines
CA Conrad
Marianne Costa
Damian Rogers
Sabrina Scott
Jessica Bebenek
Sandra Huber


– Symposium (11am-6pm, both days): Temps libre Mile End, 5606 Ave. de Gaspe, #106 (Montreal QC)
– Readings, 8pm+: Drawn & Quarterly (Saturday); 4319 St. Urbain (Sunday)

HOSTED BY Nathan Brown, Jessica Bebenek, and Sandra Huber, through the Centre for Expanded Poetics


ACCESIBILITY INFO: Temps libre Mile End is unfortunately not accessible by ramp or elevator at the front entrance. If needed, alternate access can be arranged with prior notice. Temps Libre has one wheel-chair accessible gender-neutral washroom. Both reading venues are private residences on the third floor of walk-ups. Please contact the CEP for possible accommodations.

(Poster design by Amery Sandford)

More event info here.