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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, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - March 10, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - May 13, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
[Image description: text in dark blue rectangles over dripping, multicoloured rainbow paint backdrop. Text reads: UNRULY WRITERS CLUB; A free online space to write towards liberation, exhilaration, and transformation!]

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, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - June 30, 2021 @ 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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September 2021

The Good Arabs: Montreal launch

September 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Champs des possibles

THE GOOD ARABS grounds the reader in place, language, and the body. Peeling and rinsing radishes. Dancing as a pre-teen to Nancy Ajram. Being drenched in stares on the city bus. The collection is an interlocking and rich offering of the speaker’s communities, geographical surroundings both expansive and precise, and family both biological and chosen.

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October 2021

Book Launch – Personal Attention Roleplay by Helen Chau Bradley

October 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Co-op Le Cagibi, 5490 Blvd. St Laurent
Montreal, Quebec H2Y1S1 Canada
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Please join us for the hometown soft launch of Helen Chau Bradley's debut fiction: Personal Attention Roleplay

Coop Le Cagibi, 6596 St-Laurent
Free event
7-9 pm
October 21, 2021
with special guests David Bradford, River Halen Guri, and Sruti Islam

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November 2021

Where to find Metonymy authors this fall

November 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - December 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Metonymy authors are busy busy in these final weeks of 2021. Check out upcoming events, both in-person and online, featuring Helen Chau Bradley (Personal Attention Roleplay), Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch (The Good Arabs), and Kama La Mackerel (ZOM-FAM):

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