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Montreal Review of Books Fall Issue Launch
November 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Help us celebrate the launch of the fall issue of the Montreal Review of Books! With readings by featured authors Carmine Starnino, Kama La Mackerel, and Eva Crocker.
This event will be transcribed live. Brief instructions on how to access the live transcript will be provided at the event.
Eva Crocker is the author of the critically acclaimed debut novel All I Ask, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her short story collection, Barrelling Forward, won the Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction and the CAA Emerging Writer Award, was a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers and the NLCU Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, and was a National Post Best Book.
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. ZOM-FAM, their debut poetry collection, is published by Metonymy Press.
Carmine Starnino has published five collections of poetry, including This Way Out, which was nominated for the Governor General’s Award in 2009 and recently translated into French by Éditions Hashtag under the title Par Ici La Sortie. His most recent collection is Dirty Words:Selected Poems 1997-2016. His other books include The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry and Lazy Bastardism, a collection of essays on contemporary poetry. He has received numerous awards, including the CAA Prize for Poetry, the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry, and the F.G. Bressani Prize, in addition to being shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Prize for the best first book of poetry.