Letters From Montreal
Edited by Madi Haslam
Letters From Montreal: An Anthology documents the experiences of Montrealers past and present, creating a portrait of the storied city unlike any other. Drawn from the celebrated column in Maisonneuve magazine, this anthology features Canadian writers documenting a quintessential part of local life. Narrated with the intimacy of journal entries, each letter bridges the playful and profound. In early dispatches, Melissa Bull ditches a boyfriend over pétanque in Parc Laurier; Sean Michaels watches Arcade Fire lose Battle of the Bands; Deborah Ostrovsky frets over the sublime sophistication of the Plateau's French children. More recently, Ziya Jones spends a summer herding sheep through Parc du Pélican; Eva Crocker performs in a "fake orgasm choir" at the Rialto Theatre; and André Picard takes a pause from the pandemic by running up Mount Royal. (From Véhicule Press)
Madi Haslam is a writer and editor based in Montreal. She is currently editor-in-chief of Maisonneuve, a quarterly of arts, opinion & ideas.