Events – 2018

AUGUST 30, 2018 in LONDON: Couplets Series presents episode #19 with special guests Sile Englert, Victoria Hetherington, Debbie Okun Hill, and Jessica O’Neil, 6 to 8 p.m. at The Arts Project, 203 Dundas Street. Please note the extended time and change in format from two Couplets readers to four performers.

August 30, 2018 in London

AUGUST 28. 2018  in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Liz Howard, Greer Roberts, and Sue Bracken. Guest host: Kate Marshall-Flaherty. Note: open mic competition has been moved to a monthly (last Tuesday of the month) versus a weekly event. 8 p.m. The Free Times Café, 320 College Street (Spadina/College). Cover charge.

AUGUST 28, 2018 in PETROLIA: A literary event hosted by Big Pond Rumours Press. Guest reader Tom Gannon Hamilton, first place winner of the 2018 Big Pond Rumours Chapbook Contest  will share the spotlight with Big Pond Rumours Press publisher Sharon Berg and Lambton Country poet/blogger Debbie Okun Hill, 6  to 8 p.m. at The Cottage Petrolia, 4190 Petrolia Line. Admission is free.

August 28, 2018 in Petrolia

AUGUST 26, 2018 in WINDSOR: A literary event hosted by Big Pond Rumours Press. Guest reader Tom Gannon Hamilton, first place winner of the 2018 Big Pond Rumours Chapbook Contest  will share the spotlight with Big Pond Rumours Press publisher Sharon Berg and Windsor poet Laurie Smith, 1  to 3 p.m. at Storyteller Bookstore, 1472 Ottawa Street. Admission is free.

August 26, 2018 in Windsor

AUGUST 25, 2018 in TORONTO: Comedians, musicians, and storytellers share their tales of wealth and poverty. Hosted by Old Words – Storytelling, 6 to 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street.

AUGUST 25, 2018 in LONDON: Synaeresis arts + poetry presents six recent contributors to the London-based magazine: Penn Kemp, Brittany Renaud, Steve Murphy, Alan Leangvan, Carrie Connel-Gripp and Andreas Connel-Gripp. Special Guest Monika Lee. Hosted by Harmonia Press.  5 to 6 p.m. Black Walnut Bakery Café (new back room), 134 Wortley Road near Askin Street. Admission is free. Please note the addition of the special guest and the revised poster below:

August 25, 2018 in London revised

AUGUST 25, 2018 in SARNIA: A literary event hosted by Big Pond Rumours Press. Guest reader Tom Gannon Hamilton, first place winner of the 2018 Big Pond Rumours Chapbook Contest  will share the spotlight with Toronto poet Heather Roberts Cadsby and Lambton County fiction writer/blogger/columnist Phyllis Humby, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina Street South. Admission is free.

August 25, 2918 in SarniaAUGUST 24, 2018 in WINDSOR: Biblioasis hosts poet/scholar Tanis MacDonald with her new book Out of Line: Daring to be an Artist Outside the Big City. She will discuss the different ways artists create and how real artists fit into the everyday world. The event will feature panellists Aimee Parent Dunn (Publisher of Palimpsest Press), Ron Leary (Canadian folk singer), Kim Fahner (author of Some Other Sky), Sybil Lamb (Author of I’ve Got a Time Bomb) and Casey Plett (Author of Little Fish). Refreshments and book signings.

AUGUST 24, 2018 in TORONTO: k/f/b Readings presents Special guest curator Klara Du Plessis/Aaron Boothby/Canisia Lubrin, Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Poetry – 7-ish, The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, 2nd floor, Kensington Market

AUGUST 23, 2018 in LONDON: Tom Gannon Hamilton (1st place winner of Big Pond Rumours 2018 Chapbook Contest), Sile Englert (London poet/fiction writer/visual artist) and Sharon Berg (publisher of Big Pond Rumours) will read, 7 to 9 p.m. Brown and Dickson Bookstore, 609 Richmond Street.

August 23, 2018 in London

AUGUST 22, 2018 in SAULT STE MARIE: Poet Denis Robillard will read from his book Ask the River, 3 to 4 p.m. Sault Ste Marie Public Library, 50 East Street. Refreshments and snacks provided.

AUGUST 21. 2018  in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured reader Allen Sutterfield, Pascal Dennis, and Suparna Ghosh. Guest host: John Oughton. Note: open mic competition has been moved to a monthly (last Tuesday of the month) versus a weekly event. 8 p.m. The Free Times Café, 320 College Street (Spadina/College). Cover charge.

AUGUST 19, 2018 in LONDON: The Ontario Poetry Society presents the Sultry Summer Poetry Gathering, Members’ Readings and Open Mic., 12:30 to 4 p.m. Mykonos Restaurant, 572 Adelaide Street North. Admission is free. NOTE: DATE CHANGE

AUGUST 14. 2018  in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured reader Maureen Hynes, Ronna Bloom, and TBA. Guest host: Rosa Arlotto. Note: open mic competition has been moved to a monthly (last Tuesday of the month) versus a weekly event. 8 p.m. The Free Times Café, 320 College Street (Spadina/College). Cover charge.

AUGUST 12, 2018 in TORONTO: Poet/author Sheniz Janmohamed and Aga Khan Museum Educator Laboni Islam will guide a Literary Walking Tour through the Age Khan Museum, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive. Hosted by Diaspora Dialogues. Please note there is an admission charge and the tours are capped at 25 people per tour. More info on the Museum website.

AUGUST 10, 2018 in TORONTO: k/f/b Readings presents Standford Cheug Structures From The Still (Akinoga Press) Toronto Launch, Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Poetry – 7-ish, The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, 2nd floor, Kensington Market

AUGUST 7. 2018  in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured reader Marty Gervais, Myna Wallin, and April Bulmer. Guest host: Margaret Code. Note: open mic competition has been moved to a monthly (last Tuesday of the month) versus a weekly event. 8 p.m. The Free Times Café, 320 College Street (Spadina/College). Cover charge.

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