We Love Senior Dogs: A Reading & Fundraiser for Gerdy’s Rescues

A reading & social event to raise money for GERDY’S RESCUES, a Montreal-based nonprofit that rescues dogs that have been abandoned, pays for their surgeries & stuff & finds loving homes for them.

L’espace des Mêmes
6464 St-Laurent

More event info here, where you can find the dog-themed bios of all readers excerpted below:


–> JAKE BYRNE (@jakebyrnewrites) is a poet & the editor-in-chief of Soliloquies Anthology. He had a husky-mutt named Oscar as a kid, plus another dog who somehow gave birth to 17 puppies.

–> SRUTI ISLAM (@weirdera) is a journalist, writer & performer. Her Twitter account includes a great photo of award-winning author Zadie Smith cuddling with a small dog.

–> THOMAS MOLANDER (@thomasmolander) is a writer & the co-editor of Bad Nudes Magazine. His mom & brother were allergic to dogs when he was a kid, but for one week his family had a black lab named Lucy.

–> FAWN PARKER (@fawncgparker) is the author of Looking Good & Having A Good Time (Metatron, 2015) & the co-editor of Bad Nudes Magazine. Fawn’s mom’s dog is named Bridie Molloy after a Newfoundland pub.

–> AMANDA HARVEY (@irlhuman) is a writer & the host of The XX Files on CKUT 90.3 FM. Her current dog & life partner is named Dimsum & has two different colored eyes.

–> CLAIRE SKAHAN (@skahanarchy) is a writer, editor & a collective member of Spectra Journal. They had a beautiful, gigantic black dog named Buddy when they were growing up.

–> CHRISTELLE SAINT-JULIEN (@christellestj) is a freelance writer & an editor of leshindig.com. She was deeply scared of dogs as a kid, but would totally adopt one now.

–> ALEX MANLEY (@alex_icon) is the author of We Are All Just Animals & Plants (Metatron, 2016). He was a cat person growing up, but converted to dogs as an adult because of a long-term relationship with a dog lover.

–> MICK HENNESSY (@minklawn) is a Creative Writing major at Concordia, with a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality. When Mick was 14, she got a Border Collie/Lab & named her after a Fleetwood Mac song.

Hosted by GUILLAUME MORISSETTE (@anxietyissue), who had two Saint-Bernards as a kid, one named Delphine & another named Elliot.”