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Violet Hour : Suzette Mayr, Daniel Allen Cox, Katia Grubisic

Violet Hour is back this fall with a new format and venue!

Three writers, three readings, three interviews. Join us at the Casa D'Italia (505 Rue Jean-Talon E.) for an evening celebrating queer literature with writers Suzette Mayr, Daniel Allen Cox, and Katia Grubisic.

This event is co-presentation with The Équipe de recherche en études queer au Québec (ÉRÉQQ), VersUs Centre de recherche – Université de Sherbrooke, and Fierté Montréal.

Suzette Mayr will be joining us to discuss The Sleeping Car Porter, her 2022 novel about the life of Baxter, a queer black man working as sleeping car porter on a Canadian train crisscrossing the country in 1929. The book won the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Daniel Allen Cox will be speaking about his recent book, I Felt the End Before It Came: Memoirs of a Queer Ex-Jehovah's Witness, a collection of riveting essays about growing up in, and leaving, the religion.

And Katia Grubisic will be joining us to discuss her translation of the legendary Marie-Claire Blais's work, including, most recently, Nights Too Short To Dance, which is being published posthumously this fall, as Blais passed away in November 2021.

Host: Christopher DiRaddo
Admission: $5 PWYC
Books will be available for sale onsite, provided by Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore.


19h00 to 20h30


Casa d'Italia Accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Accessible to people with reduced mobility.