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Christopher DiRaddo is a writer and editor living in Montreal, Canada. He is the author of The Geography of Pluto (Cormorant Books) and several short stories that have been published in anthologies by Arsenal Pulp Press.

Christopher is also the producer and host of the Violet Hour, a bimonthly queer reading series that takes place during the off-hours of a strip club in Montreal’s gay village. Since 2014, he has produced 30 events that have featured more than 100 queer writers and performers. Christopher is also the LGBTQ programming associate for the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, where he curates, produces and hosts panel discussions and readings every year. In 2017, he helped to create the Blue Metropolis Violet Literary Prize, an annual award presented to an established Canadian LGBTQ writer for their body of work.

Christopher is also the current president of the Quebec Writers’ Federation. He is currently working on his next novel.

Photo credit: Paul Specht

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