2020 QWF Literary Awards Gala

Join for the premiere broadcast screening of the 2020 QWF Literary Awards “Gala” video, celebrating some of the best books and plays published by Quebec writers in the past year. Full info for the link – and red carpet – here!

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Watch Your Head – West Coast Launch, 6pm PT / 9pm ET

Readings by many of the west coast contributors to this climate crisis anthology, Watching Your Head (Coach House Books): Hari Alluri, Joanne Arnott, Yvonne Blomer & Jenna Butler, Allison Cobb, Jen Currin, Mercedes Eng, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Jonina Kirton, Natalie Lim, and Isabella Wang. Hosted by Stephen Collis.

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Lapalabrava

Soirée de poésie en trois langues+ musique + micro ouvert Poètes invités:
Lorrie Jean-Louis
Rachel McCrum
Jonathan Lamy
Alfred Alexandre
Damsi Figueroa Verdugo
Alberto Quero
Angel Mota
Klara du Plessis
Kama La Mackerel

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Book*hug Press Virtual Poetry Salon, 7pm ET

Featuring short readings by:
Angela Carr (Without Ceremony)
Lise Downe (Propositions and Prayers)
Beatriz Hausner (Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart)
Julie Joosten (Nought)
Kristen Renee Miller (Spawn)
Erín Moure (This Radiant Life)
Bahar Orang (Where Things Touch: A Meditation on Beauty)
Kate Sutherland (The Bones Are There)

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Black Writers Out Loud, 8pm ET

This Sunday the Words & Music Show comes to you from the Sala Rossa with a special online show featuring some of Montreal’s top poets and spoken word artists in performance:
Roen Higgins
Fabrice Koffy
Faith Paré
Jason (Blackbird) Selman

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Metacabaret: The Pony Ride, 7pm PST / 10pm EST

World renowned performance poets Tanya Evanson and El Jones take the virtual stage alongside local performers Michael V. Smith, Ari Cipes (of Oot n’ Oots fame), Cole Mash, Erin Scott, and Kendontcry. Featuring video poems, drag storytelling, music, and more! Full info here.

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Kaie Kellough and Canisia Lubrin, 7pm ET

Black Writers Out Loud is a series of QWF events celebrating Black literary arts in Quebec. This fourth event in the series is co-produced with the AELAQ, and features Kaie Kellough in conversation with Canisia Lubrin. These two award-winning authors from the worlds of poetry and prose come together to speak on their craft and all matters human.

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