Events – 2020

 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 4, 2019)

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

TARNISHED TROPHIES BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE: 2014 AND 2015.

MY PREVIOUS READINGS AND WORKSHOPS: 2016-2017 AND 2018.

MY CURRENT READINGS AND WORKSHOPS: 2019.

TORONTO EVENTS:

Lit Net TO, compiled by the Toronto Literary Organizer, is a weekly e-mailed newsletter that highlights literary activities such as reading series, poetry slams, local author book launches, literary festival events, and more taking place in and around Toronto. Those interested in subscribing to this FREE newsletter may sign-up here.

ONTARIO EVENTS:

JULY 10, 11, 12, 2020 in WINDSOR: The 4th Windsor International Writers Conference welcomes all levels of writers from beginners to professional. Agents, Editors, Publishers, Keynote Speakers, and more. This is a ticketed event with early bird specials until December 31, 2019.

JULY 8, 2020 in LONDON: LOMP: reading series & open mic (held on the first Wednesday of each month). This month’s feature is Lisa Young. 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.  Doors open at 6 p.m. Readings 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas Street.

JUNE 10, 2020 in LONDON: LOMP: reading series & open mic (held on the first Wednesday of each month). This month’s feature is Misha Bower 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.  Doors open at 6 p.m. Readings 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas Street.

MAY 6, 2020 in LONDON: LOMP: reading series & open mic (held on the first Wednesday of each month). This month’s feature is Maria Meindl. 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.  Doors open at 6 p.m. Readings 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas Street.

APRIL 30, 2020 in TORONTO: Sarnia writers James Deahl and Norma West Linder will share their work at the National Poetry Month reading, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Main Street Public Library, 137 Main Street. Open to the public. Admission is free.

APRIL 22, 2020 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Lucas Crawford and D. A. Lockhart, Workshop 6 p.m. Reading 7 p.m. Landon Branch Library, 167 Wortley Road.

APRIL 11, 2020 in STRATFORD: “Poetry 2020”, a National Poetry Month celebration featuring David Stones (Stratford), Jennifer Wenn (London), Ronda Wicks Eller (Mitchell), Carrie Lee Connel (Stratford), Andreas Gripp (Stratford), and members of Poetry Stratford, 6 to 8 p.m. at Agora Gallery Stratford, 17 Market Place.

April 11, 2020 in Stratford

APRIL 1, 2020 in LONDON: LOMP: reading series & open mic (held on the first Wednesday of each month). This month’s feature is Mike Chaulk. 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.  Doors open at 6 p.m. Readings 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas Street.

MARCH 22, 2020 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Mary di Michele and Susan Gillis, Workshop 6 p.m. Reading 7 p.m. Landon Branch Library, 167 Wortley Road.

MARCH 4, 2020 in LONDON: LOMP: reading series & open mic (held on the first Wednesday of each month). This month’s feature is Catriona Wright. 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.  Doors open at 6 p.m. Readings 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas Street.

FEBRUARY 26, 2020 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Gillian Sze and Doyali Islam Workshop 6 p.m. Reading 7 p.m. Landon Branch Library, 167 Wortley Road.

FEBRUARY 14 TO 21, 2020 across Canada: “I Read Canadian Day”, a new nationwide initiative that celebrates the richness, diversity, and breadth of Canadian literature will include a weeks worth of special activities with February 19 being launched as the official I Read Canadian Day (a national day of celebration of Canadian books for young people. )Supported by The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, the Ontario Library Association, and CANSCAIP: The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers.

February 19, 2020 in Canada

FEBRUARY 5, 2020 in LONDON: LOMP: reading series & open mic (held on the first Wednesday of each month). This month’s feature is Dominik Parisien. 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.  Doors open at 6 p.m. Readings 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas Street.

JANUARY 26, 2020 in HAMILTON: The launch of rescheduled launch of Golden Girl: A Child In Wartime England (Potlatch Publications, 2019), a memoir by Valerie Nielsen, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall at the First Unitarian Church, 170 Dundurn Street South. NOTE: Due to the inclement weather, this launch was originally scheduled for December 1, 2019. See original poster there.

JANUARY 22, 2020 in LONDON: Poetry London Reading Series spotlights Dale Smith and Kirby, Workshop 6 p.m. Reading 7 p.m. Landon Branch Library, 167 Wortley Road

JANUARY ??, 2020 in TORONTO: Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) ?? presents featured poets TBA with host 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.

JANUARY 20, 2020 in SARNIA: “Open Stage” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. Hosted by singer-songwriter Gregger Botting. Held on the second and third Monday of each month. Welcomes music, poetry, storytelling, prose and those who wish to just listen. 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 127 Christina Street South. Admission is free.

JANUARY 20, 2020  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays and the summer months of July and August) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com

JANUARY 14, 2020 in LONDON: The Forest City Open Mic Poetry series presents a featured reader TBA followed by an open mic. 6:30 p.m. sign up for readers 7 p.m. at Mykonos Restaurant.

JANUARY 13, 2020 in SARNIA: “Open Stage” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. Hosted by singer-songwriter Gregger Botting. Held on the second and third Monday of each month. Welcomes music, poetry, storytelling, prose and those who wish to just listen. 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 127 Christina Street South. Admission is free.

JANUARY 13, 2020  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays and the summer months of July and August) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com

JANUARY 8, 2020 in LONDON: LOMP: reading series & open mic (held on the first Wednesday of each month). This month’s featured performer is James Arthur. 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

JANUARY ??, 2020 in TORONTO: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents featured readers TBA followed by an open mic.  Guest host: TBA, 8 p.m. at Free Times Café, 320 College Street. There is a cover charge for this event.

JANUARY 6, 2020  in POINT EDWARD: Writers Helping Writers (WHW) workshop: Lambton County writers are invited to a weekly workshop for writers, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Monday (except holiday Mondays and the summer months of July and August) at Point Edward Library on Michigan Avenue. More details: bobandjane62@gmail.com

JANUARY 5, 2020 in HAMILTON: LitLive Literary Reading Series presents guest readers James Arthur, Janet Rogers, Maureen Hynes, Antanas Sileika, and Gary Barwin, 7:30 p.m. at The Staircase, 27 Dundurn Street North. NOTE: There is an admission charge.

January 5, 2020 in Hamilton

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