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Personal Attention Roleplay Winnipeg virtual launch with guests Jenny Heijun Wills & Anna Leventhal

February 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Please join Helen Chau Bradley, in conversation with Jenny Heijun Wills and Anna Leventhal, to celebrate the launch of their debut collection, Personal Attention Roleplay. This event presented by McNally Robinson Booksellers in association with Metonymy Press and The Winnipeg Public Library.

February 9 at 7 p.m. Central time (8 p.m. EST)

Registration is required to directly participate in the Zoom webinar. It will be simultaneously streamed on YouTube and available for viewing thereafter.

Praised as “A perfect album of stories” by Casey Plett, this collection is propelled by queer loneliness, mixed-race confusion, late capitalist despondency, and the pitfalls of intimacy. The stories feature young Asian misfits struggling with the desire to see themselves reflected in the world around them.

Helen Chau Bradley is a writer and musician living in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). 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.

Anna Leventhal is the author of the short story collection Sweet Affliction (Invisible Publishing). She’s an MFA candidate at the UBC School of Creative Writing and teaches English at the University of Winnipeg. Leventhal is the 2021-22 Writer-in-Residence at the Winnipeg Public Library, having returned to Treaty 1 territory after 20-odd years in Tio’tia:ke/Montréal.

Jenny Heijun Wills (she/her) is the author of Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related (McClelland & Stewart). She is Professor of English at the University of Winnipeg, where she is also the 2020-2023 Chancellor’s Research Chair and Director of the Critical Race Network. She is currently writing two novels.


Metonymy Press
McNally Robinson Booksellers
Winnipeg Public Library