Events – 2019

JULY 30, 2019 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured reader Sharon Berg, John Nyman, and Luciano Iacobelli followed by an open mic.  Guest host: Terry Trowbridge, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event.

JULY 30, 2019 in TORONTO: Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXVI presents featured poets Doyali Islam and Bill Bissett with hosts Banoo Zan and Terese Pierre. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. at Main Hall of the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue. There is a cover charge.

July 30. 2019

JULY 29, 2019 in TORONTO: Minstrels & Bards Summer Soiree 2019 presents bard Bianca Lakoseljac and minstrel Glen Hornblast plus an open mic, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue. Hosted by Brenda Clews. Admission free but donation recommended.

JULY 28, 2019 in WINDSOR: Gertrude’s Writing Room “Open House and Moving” Celebration, 10 to 4 p.m. at The Stable Yard at the Coach House in Willistead Park, 1899 Niagara Street.

July 28, 2019 in Windsor

JULY 23, 2019 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Amelia Does, Tom Prime, and Kate Rogers followed by an open mic.  Guest host: James Dewar, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event.

JULY 21, 2019 in LONDON: Forest City Open Mic Poetry at Home County Festival, noon to 5 p.m. Check festival staff for stage location.

JULY 20, 2019 in TORONTO: EW Reading Series at BIG on Bloor Street Festival featuring 10 Canadian emerging writers (Margeaux Feldman, Jaclyn Desforges, Dominik Parisien, Adam Giles, Jody Chan, Matt Snell, Cody Caetano, Meagen Perry, Amanda Merpaw, and Leaonarda Carranza) with hosts Marcia Walked and Mahak Jain, 1 to 3 p.m. at the  Card-Yard (north side of Brock and Bloor Streets. Held in partnership with PULP.

July 20, 2019 in Toronto

JULY 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, and 28, 2019 in HAMILTON: The Poet David Stones and The Violin Tom Gannon Hamilton will perform “Infinite Sequels” at the Hamilton Fringe. See poster below:

July 19 to 28, 2019 in Hamilton

JULY 16, 2019 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Madeline Bassnett, T. Anders Carson, and Nicki Ward followed by an open mic.  Guest host: Rosa Arlotto, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event.

JULY 13, 2019 in LONDON: “Finding Your Voice” workshop with workshop leader Brian Henry, 1 to 4 p.m. at London Public Library, Sevenson & Hunt Room B, 251 Dundas Street. Advance registration is recommended. Note: There is a charge for this event.

JULY 13, 2019 in POINT EDWARD: The Book Keeper presents “Summer Dual Author Brunch with Bianca Marais and Roselle Lim”, 11 a.. to 2 p.m. at Quality Inn Sarnia/Point Edward, 751 North Christina Street. NOTE: THIS IS A LIMITED TICKETED EVENT

July 13, 2019 in Sarnia(includes brunch and coupon towards cost of the book)

JULY 11, 2019 in LONDON: Instant Literature Showcase featuring some of the best creative minds in the Forest City: Tom Cull, Jenny Berkel, Tom Prime, Amelia Does, Andrew Wenaus, Chstina Willatt, and Sydney Brooman, 7 to 10 p.m. at Brown & Dickson, 567 Richmond Street. Please note there is a limited capacity – RSVP with the host locations.

JULY 11, 2019 in BARRIE: Word Up presents featured guest readers Valentina Gal and Lee Maracle, followed by an open mic, 7 to 9 p.m. at Unity Market Café & Studios, 25 Toronto Street.

JULY 9, 2019 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Stedmond Party, Adebe De Rango-Adem, and Brenda Clews followed by an open mic.  Guest host: Rosa Arlotto, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event.

JULY 8, 2019 in TORONTO: Another TAMARACKS celebration featuring 8 wonderful poets: James Deahl, Bernadette Gabay Dyer, Lawrence Hopperton, Luciano Iacobelli, Beth Learn, Michael Mirolla, A. F. Mortiz, and Anna Yin, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at The Toronto Public Library, Annette Street Branch, 125 Annette Street. Admission is free.

TAMARACKS Toronto celebration July 8, 2019 at Annette Street Branch

JULY 5, 2019 in SARNIA: The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts presents readings by several contributors of TAMARACKS: Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century: Readers include Sharon Berg, James Deahl, Ryan Gibbs, Norma West Linder, Rhonda Melanson, Lynn Tait, and Grace Vermeer, 7 to 8:45 p.m. Turret Room, 2nd Floor, The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, 127 Christina Street South. Admission is free.

TAMARACKS Sarnia celebration July 5, 2019 at Lawrence House Centre for the Arts

JULY 4, 2019 in MISSISSAUGA: Mississauga Arts Council presents Verses Out Loud a spoken word and poetry open mic featuring Meena Chopra, 7 to 10 p.m. at West Edge, Common Grounds Café, 157 Lakeshore Road West.

July 4, 2019 in Mississauga

JULY 3, 2019 in LONDON: LOMP: reading series & open mic (held on the first Wednesday of each month). This month’s featured reader is poet Ben Robinson. Open mic to follow: bring a poem, an excerpt of fiction, a chunk of your memoir, or a paragraph of creative non-fiction, and partake.  6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas Street.

JULY 2, 2019 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers Jeremy Colangelo, Jeannine Pitas, and Stephen Humphry followed by an open mic.  Guest host: John Oughton, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event.

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JULY 2, 2019 in TWEED: First Tuesday Muse Poetry & Spoken Word Open Mic, 7 p.m. at the Tweedsmuir Tavern, 211 Victoria Street

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