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FOMO Report: Metatron Spring Launch

Sophia Katz, photo by Daphné Cheyenne

By Jay Winston Ritchie

I showed up to the Metatron Spring Launch with a large bag of Miss Vicki’s Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar chips, which made me very popular among those who like Miss Vicki’s Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar chips (everybody). I could tell from the amount of people who were at Drawn & Quarterly by 7 p.m.—on time—that the reading would be a memorable one. The atmosphere was cozy but energetic. A projector displayed what I thought was a slideshow of dolphins kissing dogs, but was actually just one picture of a dolphin kissing a dog.

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The FOMO Report: Nuit Blanche

By Jay Winston Ritchie

I didn’t really have FOMO about anything this weekend, except maybe Nuit Blanche, but Nuit Blanche is basically an extended period of FOMO (did I go into every room at the Belgo? is the Montreal Symphony Orchestra giving a pop art workshop to toddlers underwater?) so by missing out on Nuit Blanche altogether I essentially experienced Nuit Blanche more wholly than anyone.

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The FOMO Report: SLS Readings Montreal

SLS Montreal

Jay Winston Ritchie considers the SLS readings that took place in Montreal 20-22 February 2015.

Ten readers, three days, two locations. Another out of season Summer Literary Seminars program has come and gone. This time last year ARIANA REINES and EILEEN MYLES were making waves around the city, and I got FOMO pretty bad about it. I made sure not to miss anything this time. Here’s what went down over the weekend.

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Reviews: Jay Winston Ritchie and Ali Pinkney

Ali Pinkney's Tampion

Ali Pinkney’s Tampion

The Résonance Reading Series has been running for over a year now and boasts an ever-expanding array of readers, both young upcoming and established. Recently I realized how many book launches I’ve attended of local writers who performed at Résonance before. In the spirit of support and pride, I’ve decided to write one-paragraph reviews of as many of these books as possible.

By Klara du Plessis

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