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sina-queyras

Sina Queyras

Sina Queyras (they/them) is the author of the poetry collections MxT, Expressway and Lemon Hound.

Their work has been nominated for a Governor General’s Award and won The Friends of Poetry Award from Poetry Magazine, The AM Klein Award for Poetry, a Lambda, the Pat Lowther Award, a Pushcart Prize and Gold in the National Magazine Award.

Their first novel, Autobiography of Childhood, was nominated for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award.

In 2005, they edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets for Persea Books.

They are founding editor of Lemon Hound.

They have taught creative writing at Rutgers, Haverford and Concordia University in Montreal, where they currently reside.

Curators

Bridget Mountford

Bridget Mountford (she/her) is a student and writer based in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.

Bridget is set to complete her final semester in Concordia’s Honours English Literature and Creative Writing program in spring 2021.

Her writing can be found in the Soliloquies Anthology and Concordia Alumni Magazine.

Laura Mota

Laura Mota (she/her) is a Brazilian writer, portrait photographer, and shameless experimentalist in other mediums based in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.

She is pursuing a BA in Creative Writing at Concordia University.

Her poetry has been published in High ShelfSoliloquies AnthologyDreamers Magazine, and elsewhere.

Olive Andrews

Olive Andrews (they/them) is a poet and scholar located in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal.

They are currently in their final semester of a BA in Creative Writing at Concordia University.

Their work has been published in a number of magazines, including PRISM International, and their debut chapbook, rock salt, was published with Baseline press in the fall of 2020.

Upcoming events

Past events

Zooming in interview series

We asked alumni of the Department of English and Writers Read to share a photo of the space where they’re thinking, reading, and writing, and to answer a few questions about how the pandemic has affected their writing practice.

Pop-up Reading video series

The Pop-up Reading series invites the public to submit videos of themselves reading a poem — either an original or a favourite.

To participate, contact us on Instagram.

Chemar Ali-Hasham reads Driving North by Sue Sinclair


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