Please join us for our final Queer Book Club of the year, where we will be discussing Ellen Kushner's classic fantasy of manners, Swordspoint!
The low city of Riverside, with its maze of streets and its houses fallen into disrepair, is a world apart from the shining Hill, with its fancy parties and mansions and hot chocolate. But the connections between them come in form of the swordsmen the nobles hire to fight their duels as proxies. Richard St. Vier is the most sought-after blade, and the duels draw him away from his lover, disgraced scholar Alec. But as an affair on the Hill gone awry leads to greater political intrigue, will Richard and Alec get pulled in over their heads?
A rich story with great characters and a propulsive plot, this store favourite has a lot to discuss. Come take part, and enjoy some refreshments, as well!
Winter Solstice Readings
Thursday December 20 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
As we reach the darkest days of the year, we yearn for the light. Please join us for a reading by a set of local artists on themes of the winter and light. Organized by Ilona Martonfi; this event costs $6 at the door.
Gloria Macher is an award winning Latin American writer. Has published four novels and a collection of short stories.
Ilona Martonfi's latest poetry title is The Snow Kimono (Inanna, 2015). Forthcoming, Salt Bride (Inanna, 2019). The Tempest (Inanna, 2020).
Mike Di Sclafani is a multidisciplinary artist. Vultures (Coracle Press, 2017). He is currently working on a spoken word album. mikedisclafani.com
Brian Campbell’s latest collection is Shimmer Report. Also author of A Private Collection & Passenger Flight. www.briancampbell.ca
Nelly Roffé, Author of the book of poetry Rose de Chaouen (editions de L'harmattan, Paris). Literary translator from Spanish into French.
Lp Camozzi has been entertaining kids on stage, at home parties and in schools since 2003. He is now promoting a new show of original music. www.lpcamozzi.com
Rebecca Morris is writing a novel and has published stories in carte blanche, the Antigonish Review and the Malahat Review. www.rebeccamorris.ca
Sandra Sjollema is a published poet and arts-based Concordia University researcher who is involved with Anneau Poetique.
Harry Rajchgot, author of Gravitational Fields, & The Sweetness of Life, editor of JONAHmagazine. Founding member of Greene Writers Collective.
Claire Sherwood writes in Minority Reports: New English Writing in Quebec, carte blanche, Kola Magazine, Expozine, Canzine Toronto and Ottawa.
John Arthur Sweet is currently working on a full-length theatrical monologue to be presented in Montreal and Prague in 2019.
Argo Year-End Party
Thursday December 27 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Join us here at the Argo to round out 2018! We'll have snacks, literary games, a warm atmosphere, and some fun prizes. Hope to see you then!
1915 rue Sainte-Catherine ouest Montreal QC H3H 1M3 Canada