Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

26sep11:00 am12:30 pmPoetry & Play: A Playful Composition Workshop with Greg SantosGreg Santos11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

Event Details

Do you want to write poetry but have some trouble getting started? Embrace spontaneity and the spirit of fun in Vallum’s Poetry For Our Future! Outreach Program Workshop led by Montreal-based poet, Greg Santos. Here, poets of all levels are welcome and will be encouraged to use playful and unconventional prompts to create their own original poems.


Greg Santos

Greg Santos is the author of Blackbirds (2018), Rabbit Punch! (2014), and The Emperor’s Sofa (2010). He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from New York City’s The New School. He regularly works with at-risk communities as a creative writing instructor and he teaches at the Thomas More Institute. He is the Editor in Chief of the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s online literary journal, carte blanche. He is an adoptee of Cambodian, Spanish, and Portuguese descent. He lives in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal with his family.


Ghost Face

In his third DC Books title, Ghost Face (2020), Greg Santos explores what it means to have been a Cambodian infant adopted by a multicultural Canadian family. Through a uniquely playful and self-reflective series of poems that pay moving homage to his adoptive parents, and explore the fantasies of a lost family and life in Cambodia, Santos leads the reader through his visceral process of unlearning and relearning who he is and who he might become.

AuthorGreg Santos


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST