I’m very involved in my community and produce a number of queer literary events and projects (both in Montreal and online)—from a monthly newsletter to a reading series to a book club.
THE VIOLET LETTER
Once a month, I send out the Violet Letter. It’s an LGBTQ literary newsletter filled with book news and events, literary links, and short interviews with authors (always from a Canadian perspective). You can sign up for it below.
THE VIOLET HOUR
Since 2014, I have worked to create a space for LGBTQ literature in Montreal, curating and producing a queer reading series in our city’s gay village. Taking place every month in a non-traditional space, The Violet Hour has introduced more than 140 writers to new audiences.
Tuesday, March 30 at 7 PM (ET)
With andrea bennett, Mathieu Leroux, Eli Tareq El-Bechelany-Lynch and Pierre Samson
Tuesday, April 27 at 7 PM (ET)
With Jane Byers, Gabriel Cholette and Marie Darsigny
Tuesday, May 25 at 7 PM (ET)
With Tara Borin, Farzana Doctor, Brian Francis and Nisha Patel
You can also follow The Violet Hour reading series on Facebook.
VIOLET HOUR BOOK CLUB
And if you love to read, consider joining the Violet Hour Book Club, a monthly book club where we discuss classic and contemporary works of LGBTQ literature (held in collaboration with Never Apart). Here are our upcoming titles:
April 3, 2021: Just Kids by Patti Smith
May 1, 2021: You Will Love What You Have Killed by Kevin Lambert
May 29, 2021: Real Life by Brandon Taylor
June 26, 2021: Johnny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
July 24, 2021: How Poetry Saved My Life by Amber Dawn
August 28, 2021: Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski
September 25, 2021: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
You can also join the Violet Hour Book Club on Facebook.