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My Body is the Ocean: ZOM-FAM coast to coast virtual tour

November 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - December 2, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Free
Join Kama La Mackerel, the poet behind the debut lyric poetry collection ZOM-FAM, for their virtual cross-continental book tour!

 

Closed captioning will be included for most events. Please support the local bookseller hosts by getting a copy of the book through them. Please contact Metonymy Press with any accessibility requests or questions about events.

 

ABOUT ZOM-FAM:
In their debut poetry collection, Kama La Mackerel mythologizes a queer/trans narrative of and for their home island, Mauritius. Composed of expansive lyric poems, ZOM-FAM (meaning “man-woman” or “transgender” in Mauritian Kreol) is a voyage into the coming-of-age of a gender-creative child growing up in the 80s and 90s on the plantation island, as they seek vocabularies for loving and honouring their queer/trans self amidst the legacy of colonial silences.
Multiply-voiced and imbued with complex storytelling, ZOM-FAM showcases a fluid narrative that summons ancestral voices, femme tongues, broken colonial languages and a tender queer subjectivity, all of which grapple with the legacy of plantation servitude.

 

KAMA LA MACKEREL is a Montreal-based Mauritian-Canadian multi-disciplinary artist, educator, writer, community-arts facilitator and literary translator who works within and across performance, photography, installations, textiles, digital art and literature. Kama’s work is grounded in the exploration of justice, love, healing, decoloniality, hybridity, cosmopolitanism and self- and collective-empowerment. Kama has exhibited and performed their work internationally and their writing in English, French and Kreol has appeared in publications both online and in print. ZOM-FAM, their debut poetry collection is published by Metonymy Press.
lamackerel.net
@KamaLaMackerel

 

TOUR STOPS:

 

HALIFAX
Monday, November 16
7 pm AST
Venus Envy Bookstore with Francesca Ekwuyasi on Zoom and Facebook live
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MONTREAL
Tuesday, November 17
7 pm EST
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Zoom and Instagram and Facebook livestreams
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Thursday, November 19
6 pm EST
Spectrum Center, Student Life
Keynote Speaker for Transgender Awareness Week on Zoom

 

TORONTO
Friday, November 20
7 pm EST
Another Story Bookshop
with jes sachse and Kai Cheng Thom
on Zoom and YouTube livestream
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OTTAWA
Wednesday, November 25
7 pm EST
Carleton University Art Gallery & Venus Envy with Cara Tierney on Zoom and Facebook live
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CALGARY & EDMONTON
Thursday, November 26
7 pm MST
Shelf Life Books & Glass Bookshop
with Vivek Shraya on Zoom
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VANCOUVER
Thursday, December 1
7 pm PST
Massy Books & Massy Arts Foundation
with Jillian Christmas on Zoom

 

WINNIPEG
Wednesday, December 2
7 pm CST
McNally Robinson Booksellers with Jenny Heijun Wills

Details

Start:
November 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
End:
December 2, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/814516832680383

Venue

Multiple (online)

Organizer

Metonymy Press
Phone:
438 338 4591
Email:
publish@metonymypress.com