For a list of readings series and festivals that take place regularly, check out our “Hitting the Road” blog series. You can also find a roundup of literary festivals here. To have your poetry event listed on our website, please email info@poets.ca at least two weeks in advance with the following information: Date, name of event, time, venue name and address, city, province, readers, description, and link.

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May 2018

IANNA PUBLICATIONS TORONTO SPRING BOOK LAUNCH NO. 2

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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APRIL BULMER & MARY ANN MULHERN BOOK LAUNCH

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Preston Idea Exchange, 435 King Street East
Cambridge, Ontario Canada
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April Bulmer & Mary Ann Mulhern invite you to celebrate the publication of their latest books of poetry Out of Darkness, Light (Hidden Brook Press; $18.95) All the Words Between: New and Selected Poe (Black Moss Press; $17.95) on Saturday, May 26th at The Preston Idea Exchange 435 King Street…

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THE SECRET HANDSHAKE POETRY READING SERIES

May 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
170A Baldwin Street, 170A Baldwin Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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WOMEN TRAILBLAZERS: WRITERS AND VOICES FOR CHANGE: HEROES

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Public Library: Central Branch, 251 Dundas Street
London, Ontario N6A 6H9 Canada
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A reading and lecture series celebrating Canadian women writers in celebration of a century of women's right to vote. April 30 - Trailblazers of the Past: Authors Susan Butlin (The Practice of Her Profession), Clarissa Harwood (Impossible Saints), and Jean Hewitt (Voices of Change) will discuss 19th and 20th century…

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NEWCOMER DAY AT TORONTO CITY HALL W/AMANI

May 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2 Canada
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Amani aka Anne-Marie Woods - Performing Spoken Word for Newcomer Day at City Hall on Tuesday May 29th. at the Toronto City Hall Library - Nathan Phillips Square 11:30 am SPOKEN WORD- SHARING NEWCOMER EXPERIENCES is the event where Spoken Word Artist Amani aka Anne-Marie woods will present a poetic…

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SHAB-E SHE’R (POETRY NIGHT) LXIII

May 29 @ 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College St.
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2N8 Canada
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Toronto’s most diverse poetry reading and open mic series Featured poets: Gianna Patriarca & Thunderclaw  Robinson Host: Bänoo Zan Time: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Place: Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2N8 Doors open               6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up     6:30 p.m. Show                         7 p.m. Admission: $5…

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June 2018

WORDS & MUSIC SALON

June 2 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tranzac/ Tiki Room, 292 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2M7 Canada
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MANSFIELD PRESS SPRING LAUNCH: TORONTO

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2N8 Canada
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MANSFIELD PRESS SPRING LAUNCH: KINGSTON

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Novel Idea, 156 Princess Street
Kingston, Ontario Canada
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URSULA RUCKER @ THE LULA LOUNGE

June 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$25 - $30

Queen of Spoken Word Poetry returns to Toronto TORONTO – As part of the 2018 LULAWORLD festival, Caliban Arts Theatre and Lula Music and Arts Centre present ground-breaking spoken word artist Ursula Rucker in performance on Thursday, June 7th at the Lula Lounge. She’ll perform with Toronto stalwarts Rich Brown,…

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Reading in the Park at “Gordon’s Tree”

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fred Hamilton Park, 155 Roxton Road
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y4 Canada
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Peace, Poetry, Family, Friends, Laughter Join poet Susan McMaster in an informal reading at "Gordon's Tree" in tribute to her father, Gordon G. McClure (1929-2013), noted Quaker and peace activist, and the person who first inspired her to make poetry her vocation. Sue's reading: about 20 minutes. Further contributions of…

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PLANTING SEEDS: A MARKETING WORKSHOP FOR AUTHORS (ONLINE)

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE
$20 - $30
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JUNE ROWERS READING SERIES

June 12 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C6 Canada
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Tuesday, June 12: Rowers Reading Series Time: Start time is 7:15 pm, evening ends at 8:30 pm. Location: Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto. Readers: Stanley Fefferman, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Cora Siré and Heather Spears. Description: Join the Rowers Reading Series for a stellar June evening of poetry and prose.…

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ALISON DYER @ GANDER PUBLIC LIBRARY

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Gander Public Library, 6 Bell Place
Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Author Reading by Alison Dyer Gander Public Library, 6 Bell Place, Gander, NL 7:00 pm Canada Poetry Tour

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