Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

26sep6:00 pm6:45 pmVirtual EventThe DyzgraphxstKhashayar Mohammadi, Canisia Lubrin6:00 pm - 6:45 pm EST

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A reading and discussion with author Canisia Lubrin. Moderated by Khashayar Mohammadi.

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Canisia Lubrin

Canisia Lubrin is a writer, editor, critic and teacher whose international publications include translations into Spanish, Italian, French and German. Lubrin’s writing has been recognized by the Toronto Book Award, Journey Prize, Gerald Lampert, Pat Lowther, Writers Trust Rising Star prize and others.

Khashayar Mohammadi

Khashayar Mohammadi is a queer, Iranian born, Toronto-based Poet, Writer, Translator and Photographer. He is the author of poetry Chapbooks “Dear Kestrel” by knife | fork | book 2019 and “Solitude is an Acrobatic Act” by above/ground press 2020. His debut poetry collection “Me, You, Then Snow” is forthcoming with Gordon Hill Press


Me, You, Then Snow

Me, You, Then Snow is a collection of poetry woven from dreams, memories and deep-seeded longing, a collection of poetry that ranges from ambiguously addressed love-letters, to ekphrastic poems for arthouse cinema, to pieces written near midnight when the day’s experiences rush back into view. Though working in diverse forms and styles, the poetry manifests as a profoundly unified desire to experience and communicate the world.

AuthorKhashayar Mohammadi

The Dyzgraphxst

The Dyzgraphxst presents seven inquiries into selfhood through the perennial figure Jejune. Polyvocal in register, the book moves to mine meanings of kinship through the wide and intimate reach of language across geographies and generations. Against the contemporary backdrop of intensified capitalist fascism, toxic nationalism, and climate disaster, the figure Jejune asks, how have I come to make home out of unrecognizability. Marked by and through diasporic life, Jejune declares, I was not myself. I am not myself. My self resembles something having nothing to do with me.

AuthorCanisia Lubrin


(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm EST