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March 2019

Vancouver reading event: Trish Salah & Hazel Jane Plante

March 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Massy Books, 229 East Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Metonymy Press and Massy Books present a free afternoon reading event featuring Lambda Literary Award–winning poet Trish Salah (Wanting in Arabic, Lyric Sexology Vol. 1) and Vancouver-based author Hazel Jane Plante (Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian), forthcoming from Metonymy Press).

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Lindsay Nixon at Growing Room Festival!

March 8, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival is Room magazine’s annual literary festival, a celebration of diverse Canadian writers and artists which takes place every March on the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples (Vancouver, British Columbia).

The 2019 Growing Room festival will take place from March 8 – 17. Registration is now open. More than 100 authors will be in attendance, including Metonymy Press's Lindsay Nixon.

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September 2019

Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) fall 2019 tour

September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - November 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

“I’m writing an encyclopedia about a television show for a friend of mine who died," says the narrator of Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian)

Hazel Jane Plante's debut novel does just that, in layered, delightful, and dense prose. Out this October, the novel will launch in Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria, Montreal, Toronto, and more. Hazel will also appear in September at Canzine Vancouver.

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November 2019

Dear Twin fall tour

November 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - December 16, 2019 @ 9:30 pm

Addie Tsai, Houston-based author, launches her debut crossover YA novel, Dear Twin!

About the book:

Poppy is a biracial, Asian, queer, 18-year-old living in Houston, Texas. Shortly after high school graduation, her twin sister, Lola, goes missing. Poppy lives with her father, who has become incredibly possessive and anxious of Poppy since Lola has left, making her defer college for a year. She decides to write her twin a series of letters about her side of the story regarding some of the trauma they’ve both experienced, hoping it might bring Lola back, and that she’ll be able to leave for college with her love, a Korean butch girl named Juniper.

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June 2020

Poetry for the Summer Soul

June 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

POETRY FOR THE SUMMER SOUL is an online poetry evening co-organized by Metonymy Press and l'Euguélionne featuring Montreal-based poets Shanice Nicole, Powetik and Kama La Mackerel. Together these three poets will share some pieces and talk about how poetry nurtures their souls.
Each of these remarkable and thoughtful poets will do a reading of their work, prompting discussions about the power of art and creativity and poetry to influence the world we live in for the better.

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November 2020

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

November 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - December 2, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Multiple (online)

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

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February 2021

Dear Black Girls launch events (multiple)

February 6 @ 3:00 pm - March 10 @ 8:30 pm

Join us as we welcome DEAR BLACK GIRLS, the new picture book by Shanice Nicole and Kezna Dalz, into the world.

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April 2021

A Natural History of Transition – Spring 2021 events

April 30 @ 8:00 pm - May 13 @ 10:30 pm

A Natural History of Transition is a collection of short stories that disrupts the notion that trans people can only have one transformation. Like the landscape studied over eons, change does not have an expiration date for these trans characters, who grow as tall as buildings, turn into mountains, unravel hometown mysteries, and give birth to cocoons. Portland-based author Callum Angus infuses his work with a mix of alternative history, horror, and a reality heavily dosed with magic. Join us…

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May 2021

Unruly Writers Club

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Montreal and area writers, join THE UNRULY WRITERS CLUB.

***A space to create our work, grounded in disability justice***

What to expect: Hands-on exercises, mutual support, the opportunity for sharing and feedback in a supportive setting. And -- dedicated time to write!

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June 2021

Tilting of the Earth: A Metonymy Press Solstice Showcase

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - June 30 @ 8:00 pm

After a long dark solitary winter and tentative spring, four writers emerge gloriously at the onset of summer: Kama La Mackerel, Helen Chau Bradley, Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch and Callum Angus are brimming with pent-up words to soothe and destroy you — in any case you’ll want to experience their effects.

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