Events 2017

MAY 30, 2017 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Sarah de Leeuw, Kevin Spenst, and Robert Colman. 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.

MAY 30, 2017 in TORONTO: Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LI presents featured poets Catherine Hernandez and Allan Briesmaster, followed by an open mic. Sign up for open mic at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College Street. Hosted by Banoo Zan. Cover charge.

May 30, 2017 in Toronto

MAY 29, 2017  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 2 to 4 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com

MAY 27, 2017 in CHATHAM: Corunna children’s author Joy Kita celebrates her book Fable Nation 2: The Wilds of Africa, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chatham’s Cole store

MAY 25, 2017 in HAMILTON: Poem of the Moment special with Klyde Broox and hosted by Kelsey Knight 8 p.m. to midnight, L’etranger on James, 109 James Street North.

MAY 25, 2017 in COBOURG: Cobourg Poetry Workshop presents an evening of poetry with Doug Langille, Marion Fuessel and guest Catherine Owen, 7:30 p.m. at Meet at 66 King East. Admission is free.

MAY 25, 2017 in LONDON: COUPLETS: a collaborative poetry reading series presents episode 9 with Andy McQuire and Angie Quick, 6 to 7 p.m. at The Arts Project, 203 Dundas Street.

MAY 23, 2017 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured reader Mary Corkery, Marilyn Potter, and Saran Varnam. 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.

MAY 22, 2017  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 2 to 4 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com (CANCELLED: LIBRARY CLOSED DUE TO VICTORIA DAY)

MAY 21, 2017 in OAKVILLE: Oakville Literary Café featured reader Patrick Connors followed by first come first serve sign-up for open mic. 4 to 6 p.m. Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, 1086 Burnhamthorpe Road E.

MAY 20, 21, and 22, 2017 in LONDON: Viewing of the film Call of the Forest at the Hyland Cinema. Check the theatre website for more details.

MAY 20, 2017 in SARNIA: The Book Keeper presents Lee Bice-Matheson and J. R. Matheson, authors of the Page Maddison Series. They will be launching Shine Your Light, the third book in the series 1 to 2 p.m.

MAY 20, 2017 in BRIGHT’S GROVE: The Bright’s Grove Library presents a used book fair. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at 2618 Hamilton Road.

MAY 18, 2017 in HAMILTON: Poem of the Moment with Kelsey Knight, 8 p.m. to midnight, L’etranger on James, 109 James St. North.

MAY 17, 2017 in LONDON: Tree Poetics: Open Mic and Lecture by Professor Joshua Shuster Hosted by Poetry London. Bring a lawnchair, your best tree inspired poem and help celebrate the retirement of Karen Schindler and Christine Thorpe. 7 to 9 p.m. More details on the Poetry London Facebook page.

MAY 17, 2017 in WINDSOR: Urban Farmhouse Press presents “By the River Poetry & Prose” featuring Mirror world Publishing authors Justine Dowsett, Elizabeth Walker and Sharon Ledwith, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Riverside Public Library Lions Room.

MAY 16, 2017 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Johnny MacRae, Margaret Code and Pierre L’Abbie. 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.

MAY 16, 2017 in LONDON: Biblioasis Book launch at Attic Books for award-winning authors Terry Griggs and Molly Peacock, 7 to 9 p.m. at Attic Books, 240 Dundas Street.

MAY 15, 2017 in SARNIA: “Open Stage” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. Hosted by singer-songwriters Missy Burgess and John Pilat. 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.

MAY 15, 2017  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 2 to 4 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com

MAY 13, 2017 in TORONTO: Poetry Salon with Ian Burgham. A reading of Ian’s latest work plus a discussion about poetry, 4 to 6 p.m. 77 Borden Street.

MA7 13, 2017 in LONDON: Basic Poetics Study Group. Each month one of the participants will study a topic of interest and lead the group in a discussion about poetry. This month Sheila Deane from Cambridge will focus on metaphor, 2 to 4 p.m. Small cover charge.

MAY 11, 2017 in HAMILTON: Poem of the Moment hosted by Kelsey Knight 8 p.m. to midnight, L’etranger on James, 109 James Street North.

MAY 9, 2017 in OTTAWA: Borealis Press will launch Lizard Love: Artists scan poems by Susan McMaster, 8 p.m. at Black Squirrel Books and Café, 1073 Bank Street. The event will be held in conjunction with the Tree Reading Series featuring readers Dane Swan and Susan McMaster.

MAY 9, 2017 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Lindsay Cahill, Emilio Puerta, and TBA. 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.

MAY 9, 2017 in TORONTO: Rowers Reading Series presents Adrienne Gruber, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Jacob Scheier, and Elana Wolff. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 288 Augusta Avenue.

MAY 8, 2017 in SARNIA: “Open Stage” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. Hosted by singer-songwriters Missy Burgess and John Pilat. 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.

MAY 8, 2017 in LONDON: London’s poet laureate Tom Cull hosts this evening of live poetry readings and music. Presenters include authors from London’s local publishers (Brick Books, Occasus, The Word Hoard, Synaeresis, Insomniac Press, and Baseline Press). Stevenson & Hunt Room, London Public Library, 251 Dundas Street.

May 8 2017

MAY 8, 2017  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 2 to 4 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com

MAY 7, 2017 in AJAX: The Ontario Poetry Society presents The Spring Into Poetry Festival featuring members’ readings, book launches, and an open mic for non-members. 1 to 4 p.m. Debbie’s Café, 94 Harwood Ave. South. Free admission.

MAY 6, 2017 in SARNIA: Words and Music Salon presents two featured musicians, a guest storyteller (James Plelan), a guest musician, and two guest poets (Diana Manole and Kate Marshall Flaherty). Hosted by Peter Solmes and Linds Stitt. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Smiling Buddha, 961 College Street (at Dovercourt)

MAY 6, 2017 in SARNIA: The launch of From This Day Forward, a special anthology celebrating CANADA’s 150th birthday. The book features 27 authors living in Southwestern Ontario. Includes a poem and story for each province and territory in Canada. 1 to 4 p.m. Aamjiwnaang Community Centre, 1972 Virgil Avenue.

MAY 6, 2017 in SARNIA: Author Karin Allaby hosts a book signing of her new historical novel Jasmin (Tellwell Press, 2017) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Coles, Lambton Mall

MAY 3, 2017 in LONDON: London Open Mic Poetry Night presents featured guest Jason Dickson followed by an open mic 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Mykonos Restaurant

MAY 2, 2017 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Bruce Hunter, Vincent Calistro, and Susanna Derewicz. 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.

MAY 1, 2017  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 2 to 4 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com