Last event of the Richler Writer-in-Residence Series!

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 16:00to17:00
Arts Building 160, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA

Richler Writer-in-Residence Series with Metonymy Press

"El Ghourabaa: the Ins and Outs of Anthologies"

With Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch, Samia Marshy and Leila Marshy

March 29, 4 pm
McCall MacBain Arts Building, Room 160
McGill University

The Department of English at McGill University cordially invites you to the final event in the 2022-23 Richler Writer-in-Residence Series with Metonymy Press: a discussion featuring co-editors of the upcoming queer and trans Arab and Arabophone anthology El Ghourabaa, Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch and Samia Marshy, and El Ghourabaa contributor Leila Marshy. El Bechelany-Lynch and S. Marshy will discuss the process of choosing pieces for the anthology, working with so many authors at once, and their vision for this anthology. L. Marshy will join them to discuss the collaborative editorial experience. The discussion will be moderated by Sabrina Attar.

This event will be live streamed and live captioned.

More on the speakers:

Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch is a writer living in Tio’tia: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 an editor at smoke and mold and the non-fiction editor at The Puritan. They are also an acquisitions editor at Metonymy Press. 

Samia Marshy is full time reader and part time writer located in Tio’Tia: Ke (Montreal, QC). She is a registered massage therapist and studied human geography and history at Concordia. Her work has focused on making sure body care is as accessible as possible. She co-wrote “The Hands That Planted Them” with Lee Lai, published in Metal Hurlant, and was an editor for The Philistine by Leila Marshy. 


Sponsored by the Richler Writer in Residence Program, the Department of English and the Dean of Arts Development Fund.


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