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Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Date: 7 December, 2019

Cost: Free

Event Category: Book launch , Events

Location: YWCA, Salle Holden-Fisher—Montreal, Quebec Phone: (514) 866-9941 Venue WebsiteView map

Ethel Meilleur will read from her first chapbook, Funny Girl, published by Sky of Ink Press.
Music by Brian Campbell

Finger food, wine, refreshments

Admission free

Ethel Meilleur’s Funny Girl is absolutely a must-read:
Lusty in lung and busty in breath, these poems are
gusty with gusto. You gotta read em aloud, shout em out,
and bust out laughin–appropriately–when you comprehend
the gutsy Black, back-country wisdom, the Africadian,
aphoristic backtalk, and the bluesy narratives that the poet
throws down. These lyrics are hoe-down, show-down, and
get-down at sundown. Only a serious Funny Girl can deliver
lines like these: “Wrap me in your personality / and roll me
off your tongue // open your mouth and let the river run through /
while I fish into your taste buds.” Mmm, mmm, mmm. Amen,
Amen, Amen-Ra, Rah-Rah-Rah.

George Elliott Clarke
7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016 & 2017)