Member events & open mic nights

Bringing the spirit of the Joseph Sherman New Member Reading into the League’s new digital landscape, we are excited to now be hosting regular virtual events where members can read poetry and see each other’s lovely faces! 

Events will not be recorded for distribution after the event. Live Transcription will be enabled for all events.

Events will feature 10-15 poets maximum, who will read for 3-4 minutes (typically 1-3 poems). No payment is offered for participation; these are casual, community-building events to help connect poets in similar regions or communities!

Use the forms linked below to sign up; the first 15 poets to register will be contacted to confirm their availability. These events are open to all LCP members.

Upcoming events:

  • Atlantic region poets (PEI, NS, NL, NB): Thursday July 28, 7:30-8:30pm Atlantic time
    • Featuring Donna Allard, Thandiwe McCarthy, and Anna Quon, plus an open mic
    • Sign up here to read during the open mic portion!
    • Register to attend


  • Prairie region poets (AB, SK, MB): Thursday, September 29, 6:30 – 7:30pm Central time
  • New member reading: Thursday, October 27, 7-8pm EST
    • Sign up here to read!
  • GTA poets: Thursday, November 24, 7-8pm EST
    • Sign up here to read!

Events not yet open for signup (dates subject to change):

  • Black History Month open mic for Black members: Thursday, February 9, 2023
  • New member reading: April 2023 (date TBD)
  • Quebec and French-language poets: Thursday, May 25, 2023
  • Ontario poets (outside of Toronto): Thursday, July 27, 2023
  • BC and territory poets: Thursday, September 28, 2023