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Headlight (re)Launch

Date & time
Thursday, August 31, 2023
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free


Headlight Anthology, Concordia's Department of English, and Writers Read


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Join us for the second event celebrating the launch of Headlight #24! With readings by several contributors, including ALHS, Nadia Trudel, Kim Poirier, Lauren Smith, Malaea Ergina, Paz O'Farrell—and special guest Manahil Bandukwala. Copies of the new issue will be available for purchase.

How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.

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ALHS is a poet and critic. She lives and writes on the unceded land of the Lək̓ʷəŋən peoples.

Nadia Trudel

Nadia is a Tiohtià:ke/Montreal based writer, culture journalist, audio storyteller, one-time playwright, and general attention seeker.

Kim Poirier

Kim is a Montreal-based writer, poor person and globally-recognized eater of spaghetti. She was the 2021 recipient of the Dawson College SPACE Award for Short Fiction, and her work has appeared in OFIC MagazineSoliloquies AnthologyOranges JournalBeaver Magazine and others.

Lauren Smith

Lauren is a Concordia student by day and an artist by night. She enjoys late nights printmaking in the darkroom and sitting on park benches typing her thoughts in her phone’s Notes app.

Malaea Ergina

Malaea is a writer from Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, where she is currently pursuing an MA in Creative Writing at Concordia University.

Paz O’Farrell

Paz is a writer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her work has been published by ExistereHeadlight AnthologyThe Scripps College JournalIn Media Res, and The Lamp. She likes bullet points and asterisks.

Manahil Bandukwala

Manahil is a writer and visual artist originally from Pakistan and now settled in Canada. She works as Coordinating Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine, and is Digital Content Editor for Canthius. She is a member of Ottawa-based collaborative writing group VII. She is the author of MONUMENT (Brick Books) and Women Wide Awake (Mawenzi House, co-created with Nimra Bandukwala). See her work here.

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