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Richler Writer-in-Residence Event Series

McGill University McCall MacBain Arts Building, Room 160, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Throughout the season, Metonymy authors and editors will be holding events on small press publishing, the Canadian literary scene and more, and they will showcase their own work through readings and events. They will also hold office hours to engage in conversations on publishing, writing and more. Everyone is welcome!


Jeanne, Eli, Felix, and River read and launch books in NYC

bgsqd 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY, United States

Four acclaimed trans authors based in Canada and New York read from their latest works: H. Felix Chau Bradley reads from Personal Attention Roleplay; River Halen reads from Dream Rooms; Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch reads from The Good Arabs; Jeanne Thornton reads from Summer Fun and/or new work. Personal Attention Roleplay is praised by Casey Plett as “a perfect album of stories”; Dream Rooms is described by Gail Scott as “a marvelous confection of the author’s definition of ‘revolution’”; and The Good Arabs as “bold and deeply necessary” by Liz Howard. Summer Fun won the 2022 Lambda Award for transgender fiction.


Dear Black Girl Magic

Ausgang Plaza 6524 rue St Hubert, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The DEAR BLACK GIRLS book turns 2 this February and creators Shanice Nicole and Kezna Dalz invite you to celebrate with them!

~~Ausgang Plaza (6524 rue St Huber), 7-10 pm February 15

MC Kama La Mackerel
++ performances par Shanice Nicole, Mbissine & Kama


Montreal Review of Books summer 2023 launch

Wills Bar 6729 Esplanade Ave, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Montreal Review of Books launches its Summer 2023 issue Wednesday, July 5th, at Wills Bar (6729 Esplanade Ave). Join us for readings by Valérie Bah with translator Kama La Mackerel (The Rage Letters, Metonomy), Maxime Aurélien and Ted Rutland (Out To Defend Ourselves, Fernwood), and John Reibetanz (New Songs for Orpheus, McGill-Queen’s University Press).


Fall tour: The Haunting of Adrian Yates

The new queer ghost YA novel by Markus Harwood-Jones is launching in Toronto, Montreal, Kingston, Winnipeg (with more stops to come)!



Articule 6282 Rue St-Hubert, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  Join us as we celebrate the launch of The Rage Letters, written by Valérie Bah and translated by Kama La Mackerel!   This event will take place at Articule from 6pm - 9pm. Snacks and drinks provided.   ***More details forthcoming.*** Valérie Bah   Valérie Bah is a Tiohtià:ke-based filmmaker and writer whose work… Read More »BOOK LAUNCH: THE RAGE LETTERS BY VALÉRIE BAH


Montreal launch: El Ghourabaa

Brique par brique 633 ave. Beaumont, Montreal, QC, Canada

Join us for the hometown launch of El Ghourabaa: A queer and trans collection of oddities. Featuring Sherine Elbanhawy, Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch, Naja Kassir, Leila Marshy, Samia Marshy, Nofel, and Olivia Tapiero.


Toronto launch: El Ghourabaa

Workers' Action Centre 720 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Join us for the Toronto launch of El Ghourabaa: A queer and trans collection of oddities, featuring readings and discussion from Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch & Trish Salah.


El Ghourabaa online launch


Join us on July 6th at 1pm for our virtual launch of El Ghourabaa: A Queer and Trans Collection of Oddities, edited by Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch and Samia Marshy!