Methonymy Author Showcase and Cabaret
Join the Department of English for readings by Writers-in-Residence H. Felix Chau Bradley, Kama La Mackerel, and Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch. This event will be hosted by Prof. and Departmental Chair Erin Hurley (English) and will feature the participation of Metonymy authors Addie Tsai and Shanice Nicole.
The readings will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.
February 6, 5-7 pm
The event will be live streamed and live captioned.
About the authors:
Kama La Mackerel is an educator, visual artist, performer, writer and translator who works between and across English, French and Mauritian Kreol. They are the author of the award-winning poetry collection ZOM-FAM (Metonymy Press) and have translated works by Canadian writers Vivek Shraya and Kai Cheng Thom. They have lectured, performed and exhibited their work internationally. Find them on social media @kamalamackerel
Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch is a writer living in Tiohtià:ke. Their work has appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry 2018 anthology, The New Quarterly, Arc Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. They were longlisted for the CBC poetry prize in 2019. Their book, knot body (2020), published by Metatron Press, was shortlisted for the QWF Concordia First Book Award, and their second book, The Good Arabs, was published by Metonymy Press in September 2021. They are the non-fiction editor at The Puritan. They are also an acquisitions editor at Metonymy Press.
Addie Tsai (any/all) is a queer nonbinary artist and writer of color who teaches creative writing at the College of William & Mary. They also teach in Goddard College's MFA Program in Interdisciplinary Arts and Regis University’s Mile High MFA Program in Creative Writing. Addie collaborated with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater on Victor Frankenstein and Camille Claudel, among others. They earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a Ph.D. in Dance from Texas Woman’s University. Addie is the author of Dear Twin and Unwieldy Creatures. She is the Fiction co-Editor and Editor of Features & Reviews at Anomaly, contributing writer at Spectrum South, and Founding Editor & Editor in Chief at just femme & dandy.
Shanice Nicole is a Black educator, facilitator, writer, and (out)spoken word artist based in Montreal. Her debut children's book Dear Black Girls was published by Metonymy Press in 2021. She is also the curator of free community resources such as Jobs & Things, All Black Everything Montreal, and the BFCN Scholarship Directory. See what she has to occasionally say on social media at @ShaniceNicoleSpeaks.
See the Richler Writer-in-Residence page for more events in this series.