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Souvankham Thammavongsa

Winner of the Trillium Book Award, 2014
and the O. Henry Award

A Reading and Conversation


Wednesday, March 18, 1-2:30 pm

Watson Hall, Room 517
49 Bader Lane
Queen's University


Souvankham Thammavongsa is the author of four collections of poetry, including  three collections published by Pedlar Press: “Small Arguments”, “Found”, “Light” (winner of the Trillium Book Award, 2014) and most recently, “Cluster” (M&S, 2019). She will be reading from her first collection of short fiction “How To Pronounce Knife” (M&S, 2020). One of the stories from this collection entitled “Slingshot” (published in Harper’s Magazine) won the O. Henry Award. 

There will be books for sale, and the event is open to the general public.

We are grateful to the Writers’ Union of Canada for the financial support of this reading.


Special thanks to the Department of English

Creative Writing at Queen's

Queen's University