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Thursday, 17 March 2016

Tonight at 8pm: Jordan Abel, Anne Boyer, and Sonnet L’Abbé

We here at Librairie D+Q are very proud to collaborate with Concordia' Writers Read and Université de Montreal for the first night of the Off The Page literary festival!

Tonight at 8pm will will be welcoming Jordan Abel, Anne Boyer, and Sonnet L’Abbé to the store.

Jordan Abel is the author of THE PLACE OF SCRAPS (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award) and UN/INHABITED. Abel’s third book, INJUN, is forthcoming from Talonbooks in Spring 2016.

Un/inhabited reminds us of the power of language as material and invites us to reflect on what is present in the empty space when we see nothing. - 49th Shelf

Anne Boyer is the author of the Librairie D+Q staff favourite GARMENTS AGAINST WOMEN, was educated in the public libraries and universities of Kansas. Boyer works as an Assistant Professor of the Liberal Arts at the Kansas City Art Institute, a four year college of art and design, where she teaches with the poets Cyrus Console and Jordan Stempleman. In 2014, she was diagnosed with highly aggressive triple negative breast cancer which has been the source of her current project, a work about the politics of care in the age of precarity.

...Garments Against Women is a deeply intellectual book with purpose; it widens the boundaries of poetry and memoir as we know them, in ways that can be especially useful for people who distrust these genres. The Rumpus

Sonnet L’Abbé is a poet, critic, and teacher. She is the author of two books of poetry, KILLARNOE and A STRANGE RELIEF. L'Abbé's awards include The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize (1999) and the RBC BRONWEN WALLACE AWARD FOR EMERGING WRITERS (2001). She was also shortlisted for a CBC Literary Award in Poetry (2010), and her work has been included in several anthologies, including 2005's Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets.

With its razzle-dazzle wordplay and kaleidoscope of subjects, Sonnet L’Abbé’s second collection of poems (Killarnoe) is a tour-de-force. - 49th Shelf

We are very excited to host these three fearsome talents in the store. Do not miss!

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