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A Hundred Hydrangeas:
Poetry Soirée & Launch of Citronella

Join us on March 11 for an evening of poetry at the Morrin Centre! 


March 11, 2024
19:30 - 21:00
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We will be celebrating the launch of Loch Baillie’s debut chapbook Citronella. Loch will be joined by Vanessa Bell and Sierra Duffey as well as other local poets for a reading. An open mic will follow: all are welcome!

Unable to make it in person? This activity will be offered in a hybrid form so you can join from the comfort of your own home too!

Register HERE!



Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, Loch Baillie is a poet and writer based in Lévis. In 2023, he was mentored by ReLit Award-winning poet Simina Banu as part of the Quebec Writers’ Federation mentorship program. Loch’s writing has appeared in various magazines, including pixie, Maybe Magazine, Society Pagesyolk literary, and Maclean’s. Loch’s debut poetry chapbook Citronella was published by Anstruther Press on February 1, 2024. When he is not writing, Loch can be found teaching English, reading a book, or submerged in a body of water. Find him online @lochbaillie.


Poet, performer, artist, curator and literary activist Vanessa Bell is co-director of CONTOURS and director of the poetry collection at Éditions du Quartz. She is the author of two collections, an anthology on women’s poetry in Quebec and an essay on cold-water swimming. Her vivid, trenchant writing and commitment have earned her several grants and awards in Quebec and abroad.

Sierra Duffey is a queer writer and photographer in Montreal, Quebec. Through sassy poetry and colourful photographs, Sierra explores topics such as psychology, relationships, cults, and nature. Sierra strives to create connection through art and writing, which she views as a spiritual practice and a form of community-building. She is the author of Lemon Drop Lyrics a zesty chapbook with Montreal’s Cactus Press. Her work has also been published in PACE Magazine, Lantern Magazine, flo. and displayed at the School of Photographic Arts Ottawa (SPAO) and the Morrin Centre of Québec.


This event is part of the Morrin in Verse project, which is made possible thanks to the Government of Canada.