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Book launch: Horrible Dance by Avery Lake

June 2, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Brick Books and Metonymy Press in celebrating the launch of Horrible Dance by Avery Lake!


DATE: Thursday June 2, 6pm
LOCATION: Outdoors in Marché des Possibles park at the corner of Bernard and St Dominique (5635 rue St Dominique)
In case of rain: Saturday June 4 at 2 PM ET
With special guests Assiyah Jamilla Touré, author of Autowar (Brick Book 2021), Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch, author of The Good Arabs (Metonymy, 2021), and Helen Chau Bradley, author of Personal Attention Roleplay (Metonymy, 2021).



AVERY LAKE is a worker and writer living in occupied Tiohtià:ke. She attended Concordia University and is not in the scene.


ASSIYAH JAMILLA TOURÉ is a multidisciplinary artist of West African descent. They were born and raised on Skwxwú7mesh land and lived for many years in Kanien’kehà:ka territory (Montreal) and are now based on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat (Toronto). In 2018 their chapbook feral was published by House House Press. Autowar is their first full-length collection.


ELI TAREQ EL BECHELANY-LYNCH is a queer Arab poet living in Tio’tia:ke, unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory. Their work has appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry 2018 anthology, GUTS, Carte Blanche, the Shade Journal, The New Quarterly, Arc Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. They were longlisted for the CBC poetry prize in 2019. You can find them on Instagram and Twitter @theonlyelitareq. Their first book, knot body, was published by Metatron Press in 2020, and their second book, The Good Arabs, was published by Metonymy Press in September 2021.


HELEN CHAU BRADLEY is a writer and musician living in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). Their writing has appeared in carte blanche, Cosmonauts Avenue, Maisonneuve Magazine, the Montreal Review of Books, and elsewhere. They are the author of Automatic Object Lessons, a poetry chapbook. They are the Fiction Editor for This Magazine, and the host of Strange Futures, a speculative fiction book club. Personal Attention Roleplay is their first book.


June 2, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Marché des possibles
5635 St Dominique
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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Metonymy Press
514 409 1935