SUPPORT THE LITERARY ARTS BY ATTENDING ONE OR MORE OF THESE ONTARIO EVENTS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC!
(DISCLAIMER: Information is updated on a regular basis but please double check with the organization of each respective event to ensure the details haven’t changed before you head out. – December 20, 2017)
MY PAST READINGS/WORKSHOPS: 2016-2017
MY CURRENT AND FUTURE READINGS/WORKSHOPS: 2018.
UPCOMING LITERARY EVENTS: 2018
DECEMBER 19, 2017 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents “Dead Poets Night with Rowers Reading Series”. Guest host: TBA. 8 p.m. NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THIS EVENING ONLY: Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue. Cover charge.
DECEMBER 18, 2017 in SARNIA: “Open Stage” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. Hosted by singer-songwriters Missy Burgess. To be held the second and third Monday of each month. Welcomes music, poetry, storytelling, prose and those who wish to just listen. 7 to 9 p.m. 127 Christina Street S.
DECEMBER 16, 2017 in SARNIA: Judith and Norma Alix Art Gallery presents “Writing is the Window to the Heart” with author Kara Ghobhainn Smith. Participants will ‘pen a letter to deployed troops or a veteran before they leave’. Registration required. Admission charge with lunch included.
DECEMBER 15, 2017 in LONDON: London Poetry Slam features Vancouver poet RC Weslowski, winner of the 2016 Sheri D Wilson Golden Beret Award, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Slam performers to sign-up at 7:30 p.m., London Music Club, 470 Colborne Street
DECEMBER 14, 2017 in BARRIE: Word Up features guest readers Catherine Graham and John Oughton followed by an open mic. 7 p.m. Unity Market Café & Studios
DECEMBER 13, 2017 in SARNIA: Local author and historian Bob McCarthy will read excerpts from his latest book The Book of Bob: Stories Remembered. 2 to 3 p.m. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Road.
DECEMBER 12, 2017 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents “The Hot Sauce Words returns for the Anti-Pageant show”. Be there or be square. Guest host: James Dewar. Tribute poets include: Allan Briesmaster, David Clink, Jeff Cottrill, Luciano Iacobelli, Sue Reynolds, Myna Wallen, Ayesha Chatterjee, Marsha Barber, and ? 8 p.m. The Free Times Café, 320 College Street (Spadina/College). Cover charge.
DECEMBER 11, 2017 in SARNIA: “Open Stage” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. Hosted by singer-songwriters Missy Burgess. To be held the second and third Monday of each month. Welcomes music, poetry, storytelling, prose and those who wish to just listen. 7 to 9 p.m. 127 Christina Street S.
DECEMBER 11, 2017 in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 1:30 to 4 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: THIS IS THE LAST WORKSHOP UNTIL JANUARY 15, 2018.
DECEMBER 10, 2017 in ST. CATHARINES: The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association presents a poetry reading by members of the CAA, 2 to 4 p.m. at Mahtay Café, 241 St. Paul Street.
DECEMBER 10, 2017 in OAKVILLE: Poetry & Prose open mic with guest speaker Sharon Chase. Open mic readers should come prepared to read 3 to 4 minutes max. 1:30 to 4 p.m. at The King’s Arms, 323 Church Street.
DECEMBER 8, 2017 in LONDON: Out-of-town poets Spencer Gordon, Canisia Lubrin, and Ted Nolan will read from their new books. London’s Poet Laureate Tom Cull and a few of his poetry students will also read. Hosted by poet Andy Verboom. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at DNA Art Gallery, 123 Dundas Street.
DECEMBER 6, 2017 in TORONTO: The Swansea Historical Society presents Bianca Lakoseljac, author of Stone Woman, 7:30 p.m. Rousseau Room – Swansea Town Hall
DECEMBER 6, 2017 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night presents featured guest John “David” White followed by an open mic 7 to 9 p.m. at Mykonos Restaurant, 572 Adelaide Street.
DECEMBER 6, 2017 in WINDSOR: The Gift of Poetry Reading and Workshop presented by Vanessa Shields and Dorothy Mahoney. Bring something to write on. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Budimir Public Library, 1310 Grand Marais Road West FREE event.
DECEMBER 6, 2017 in LONDON: WRITE NOW! Speaker Series presents David Huebert, 4 to 5:15 p.m. HSB-236 Western University Presented by Writing 2504A, the Department of English and Writing Studies & the Creative Writers Speakers Series. Open to the public.
DECEMBER 5, 2017 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Carolyn Van Der Meer, Cornelia Hoogland, and Dayle Furlong. Guest host: TBA. To participate in the open mic competition, registration before Friday midnight is required. 8 p.m. The Free Times Café, 320 College Street (Spadina/College). Cover charge.
DECEMBER 5, 2017 in TORONTO: The Rowers Reading Series presents Michael Fraser, Chris Gilmore, Anne McDonald, and Ursula Pflug, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue.
DECEMBER 5, 2017 in WINDSOR: Biblioasis and The Water’s Edge Event Centre presents the launch of Ford City by Herb Colling, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Water’s Edge Event Centre, 2879 Riverside Drive East,
DECEMBER 4, 2017 in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 1:30 to 4 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: email@example.com
DECEMBER 3, 2017 in MISSISSAUGA: In Our Words Inc. (IOWI) presents its semi-annual launch: Ruth Bogatie, Lillian Khan, Indrani Gayadeen, Akemi Tomoda, Cherl Antao-Xavier, Peter Jailall, and Ink Movement, 5 to 7 p.m., Streetsville Kinsmen Centre, 321 Queen Street South.
DECEMBER 2, 2017 in KINGSTON: The Interim Reading Series presents Allison Chisholm, Stuart Ross, and Dale Tracy. Hosted by Jason Heroux, 2:30 to 6 p.m. Kingston Community House, 99 York Street
DECEMBER 2, 2017 in THOROLD: Poet Keith Inman will read from his book SEAsia (Black Moss Press, 2017) and Mori McCrae will read from her book Shelf Life (Grey Borders Books, 2017), 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Figg St Co, 40 Front Street.
DECEMBER 1 – 2, 2017 in OTTAWA: As part of Ottawa’s Canada 2017 Celebration, Poet Laureates from across the country will gather for two days of free public readings and discussions. All events take place at the National Arts Centre’s Rossy Pavilion and are free and open to the public.
DECEMBER 1, 2017 in SARNIA: Joy Kitka, author of the award-winning middle grade series Fable Nation, will be the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts’ First Friday featured author of the month, Board Room, Lawrence House Centre for the Arts.
DECEMBER 1, 2017 in TORONTO: The book launch of Alternative Schooling and Student Engagement: Canadian Stories of Democracy within Bureaucracy, Sarnia author Sharon Berg contributed the chapter on Wandering Spirit Survival School, 6:45 to 9 p.m. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West
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