Events – 2020

MAY 29, 2020 ONLINE: HAPPENING MULTICULTURAL “POWER OF WORDS POETRY NIGHT” presents a variety of poets from 7 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Live Video by MUSE ARTS. See poster below.

May 29, 2020 on-line

MAY 29, 2020 ONLINE: ‘Finding A Voice” radio program hosted by Bruce Kauffman on CFRC 101.9 FM will feature a number of pieces from the “Labour of Love” CD produced by Norman Cristofoli and Mitchel Girio. NOTE: This program is aired every Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.

MAY 28 to 30, 2020 in MONTREAL, QUEBEC:  The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) and the League of Canadian Poets (LCP) will host “Connect & Collaborate” their AGM and OnWords 2020 conference, New Residence Hall, 3625 Park Avenue. NOTE:  CANCELLED to help slow the community spread of  COVID-19.

MAY 27, 2020 ONLINE: POETRY LONDON presents the Spring Mini Reading Series “Episode Two” featuring Kayla Czaga, Annick MacAskill, and Tyler Pennock, 7 p.m. See poster for on-line viewing details.

May 27, 2020 on-line

MAY 26, 2020 ONLINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents Richardson and Tracy Wei de Boer. Guest host: Maida-Sosa-Velazsquez. 8 to 10 p.m.  Viewing from Facebook Groups – Art Bar Poetry Series.

MAY 26, 2020 in OTTAWA: The Tree Reading Series presents Andy Verboom with his new book DBL, with a workshop on full mode greens at 6:45 p.m. and a reading at 8 p.m. NOTE:  TOUR CANCELLED to help slow the community spread of  COVID-19. See online virtual tour workshop and readings planned for the same day.

March 24 to May 26, 2020 Various Locations

MAY 26, 2020 ONLINE: Tree Reading Series presents Jeff Blackman and Andy Verboom, 7 to 10 p.m. Verboom will host a workshop at 7 p.m. followed by an open mic at 8 p.m. (limited spaced so first come first served). Register for the reading, workshop, and/or open mic at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8PCR3D7

May 26, 2020 online

MAY 26, 2020 in TORONTO: Toronto Lit Up presents Inanna’s 202 Spring Releases with Heather Babcock,  Nina Munteanu, Ruth Panofsky, and Mary Rykov, 6 to 8 p.m. at Queen Books, 914 Queen Street East. Admission is free. NOTE: CANCELLED

May 26, 2020 in Toronto

MAY 22, 2020 in WINDSOR: Gertrude’s Writing Room presents it’s First Annual Chapbook, 7 to 10 p.m.  NOTE: POSTPONED

MAY 21, 2020 ONLINE: LOVE IN THE TIME of COVID POETRY OPEN MIC, a monthly online poetry open mic series hosted by Owen Sound Poet Laureate Richard-Yves Sitoski. Held on the third Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. via ZOOM. To obtain an event link, contact Richard at r_sitoski (at) yahoo (dot) ca or find him on Facebook.

May 21, June 18, July 16 2020 on-line

MAY 20, 2020 ONLINE: POETRY LONDON presents the Spring Mini Reading Series “Episode One” featuring Joanna Lilley, Robin Richardson, and Gillian Sze, 7 p.m. See poster for on-line viewing details.

May 20, 2020 on-line

MAY 19, 2020 ON-LINE: The Art Bar Poetry Series presents Mike Lipsius and Virginia Konchan. Guest host: Suparna Ghosh. 8 to 11 p.m.  Viewing from Facebook Groups – Art Bar Poetry Series.

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MAY 18, 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. NOTE: CANCELLED

MAY 16, 2020 in COBOURG: The Ontario Poetry Society presents “The Spring Into Poetry Party” featuring members’ readings and an open mic for non-members, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Meet at 66 King East. Sign-up for readers is at the door. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. NOTE: CANCELLED

MAY 14, 2020 in BARRIE: Word Up presents guest poet Elana Wolff followed by an open mic after the break, 7 p.m. at Unity Market Cafe, 25 Toronto Street. NOTE: ON-LINE VERSION MAY BE AVAILABLE.

MAY 11, 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. NOTE: CANCELLED

MAY 11, 2020 in TORONTO: The Toronto launch of Locations of Grief: an emotional geography (Wolsak & Wynn) featuring 24 person essays edited by Catherine Owen. Featured readers include Catherine Graham, Lisa Richter, and possibly Canisia Lubrin, Waubegeshig Rice, and TBA. NOTE: CANCELLED

MAY 9, 2020 in COBOURG: The Cobourg launch of Locations of Grief: an emotional geography (Wolsak & Wynn) featuring 24 person essays edited by Catherine Owen plus Owen’s book of poems Riven, time: TBA at 66 King. NOTE: CANCELLED

MAY 8, 2020 in TORONTO: Toronto Lit Up presents the launch of Tyler Pennock’s poetry collection Bones. Hosted by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and Brick Books, 7 to 9 p.m. at First Nations House – University of Toronto. Note: this is a ticketed event. NOTE: CANCELLED

May 8, 2019 in Toronto

MAY 7, 2020 in HAMILTON: The Hamilton launch of Locations of Grief: an emotional geography (Wolsak & Wynn) featuring 24 person essays edited by Catherine Owen. Featured readers include David Haskins, Lynn Tait, and TBA. NOTE: CANCELLED

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. NOTE: CANCELLED

MAY 5, 2020 in TORONTO: Chad Norman will read from his new book Squall: Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley (Guernica Editions 2020) time: 6:30 p.m., at The Poetry Jazz Cafe. NOTE: CANCELLED

May 3 and 5, 2020 in Toronto

MAY 3, 2020 in TORONTO: Chad Norman will read from his new book Squall: Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley (Guernica Editions 2020) time: TBA, at The Supermarket Restaurant. NOTE: CANCELLED

MAY 3, 2020 in WHITBY: The Writers’ Community of Durham Region (WCDR) presents “Master Class: Making a Scene” with workshop leaders Gwynn Scheltema and Ruth E. Walker. Doors open at 9 a.m. Event: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Durham College, 1610 Champlain Avenue. Pre-registration. NOTE: CANCELLED

MAY 2, 2020 in TORONTO: O P E N Sound presents Cape Town spoken word songster croc E Moses, Owen Sound Poet Laureate Richard-Yves (Rico) Sitoski, and Brickyard’s Adebe DeRango-Adem. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.. Event time: 3 to 5 p.m. at The Tell, 401 Richmond Street West. NOTE: There is a suggested admission charge. NOTE: CANCELLED

APRIL 30 to MAY 3, 2020 in BRAMPTON: FOLD – The Festival of Literary Diversity. NOTE: FORMAT CHANGED TO ON-LINE PRESENTATIONS

April 30 to May 3, 2020 in BramptonTO SEE EVENTS FOR PREVIOUS MONTHS, SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM WHERE THERE IS A LIST OF PAGE NUMBERS. CLICK ON THE PAGE NUMBER THAT YOU WANT!

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