Walker Cultural Leaders Series

Beginning in 2011 the academic programs of the Marilyn I. Walker School have celebrated the legacy of Marilyn, her gift and her vision by programming the Walker Cultural Leaders (WCL) Series. The ongoing development and refinement of the WCL program facilitates invitations to recognized cultural leaders, top researchers, visiting artists, scholars, professionals, theatre companies, producing and presenting organizations, associations, and others to contribute to the intellectual and creative life of the School and the Niagara region.

Our guests will engage in professional activities such as public lectures, performances, exhibitions, workshops, laboratories, and demonstrations, and will participate in other pedagogical and creative activities including guest teaching, the professional mentoring of faculty and staff, critiques of student work, and community engagement activities.

In addition to generally intensifying the creative, scholarly and teaching cultures of the School, special emphasis is put on developing knowledge and familiarity of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts as an incubator in the arts and culture sector of Niagara, exploring potential intersections of the School and the surrounding community/region, and promoting inter‐ and trans‐disciplinarity within the School and beyond.

2022-23 Walker Cultural Leader Series Events

Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture presents

Walker Cultural Leaders Series 2022-23:
Small Walker Press Book Launch and Book Fair

Small Walker Press – Book Launch
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 – 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, MWS 156 and Lower Main Lobby

Small Walker Press – Book Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022 – 2 – 4 p.m.
James A. Gibson Library

Small Walker Press – Book Launch

Tues., Oct. 4 – 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts, MWS 156 and lower main lobby

Book launch of 2021-22 and related volumes, with Guest Speaker Marcie Bronson, former Curator at the Rodman Hall Art Centre, recently Curator at Idea Exchange, Cambridge, Ontario. Books will be available for purchase (cash only). Free admission. No tickets. For more information visit brocku.ca/artsandculture.


Small Walker Press Book Fair 2022

Tues., Oct. 5 – 2 – 4p.m.

James A. Gibson Library

A presentation of SWP volumes published since the founding of the Press, including “Tewaaraton. La crosse / Lacrosse”, published on the occasion of the Canada Summer Games. The Editor of the SWP, Catherine Parayre, will be present in the afternoon. No tickets, free admission. See brocku.ca/artsandculture for more information. All SWP titles will be available for purchase (cash only).


2022 volumes:

Under a Velvet Moon. Landon Mackenzie, E. Pauline Johnson Tekahionwake

Possible Grounds: Redrawing Relations in Toronto. Adrian Blackwell, Bonnie Devine

Tewaaraton. La crosse / Lacrosse. Paul Savoie, Marjorie Kaniehtonkie Skidders, Jason Stefanik, and the Toronto Experimental Translation Collective

Cloud. Donna Szőke

2021 volumes:

Arc, a choreographed poem. Paul Savoie and Mélanie Mesager

Improvising Places / Improvising Time. Devon Fornelli and Thomas Ayouti, with Derek Knight and Matthew Royal

Industrial Niagara. Artists: ARTIndustria, Candace Couse, Catherine Parayre, Shawn Serfas, Donna Szőke

View the Walker Cultural Leader Series on the MIWSFPA YouTube channel

Select broadcasts of our 2020-2021 Walker Cultural Leader Series are available to view on the MIWSFPA YouTube channel.