MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON.
Enjoy a nightcap and savour our Strange Salon - a selection of weird and wonderful readings from a singular group of Canadian authors who are not afraid to push the literary envelope to tickle your aural fancies. Get ready for alternate futures, the dawn of civilisations, all-knowing potatoes, loss, grief, and centipedes.
Including special readings from a Poetry In Voice performer.
NOVEMBER 11, 2020
SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
SEPT 15, 2020
MAY 24, 2020
This will be an online event.
Details here: Draft Reading Series
Sorry. We will reschedule
this event as soon as we can.
Ephemera Reading Series
Glad Day Bookshop, 7pm
499 Church St.
FEBRUARY 25, 2020
Knife Fork Book, 7pm
with Joshua Harmon and Geofff Bouvier
180 Shaw St.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
Art Bar Poetry Series
The Free Times Cafe, 8pm
320 College Street
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
Launch for Cherie Dimaline's novel Empire of Wild
Doors at 6pm, event at 7pm
1585 Dundas Street West
With guests Canisia Lubrin and Paul Vermeersch.
Special burlesque performance by Catherine Hernandez.
JUNE 10, 2019
Humber Literary Review Summer Issue Launch
The Piston, 7pm
937 Bloor St. W.
MAY 8, 2019
Brockton Writers Series
Glad Day Bookshop, 6:30 - 8:30pm
499 Church St.
with Doyali Islam, Andrew Gurza, and Andrea Bain
MARCH 25, 2019
Campbell House Museum, 7pm
160 Queen Street West
with J. M. Francheau and Terese Pierre
MARCH 5, 2019
Hamilton Review of Books Fundraiser
The Red Church Cafe and Gallery, 7pm
with Justin Lauzon, Hana Shafi and Eugenia Zuroski
Tickets are $15 online ($20 at the door), and include one pint of beer and entry in the draw for our fabulous door prize.
JANUARY 31, 2019
SPEAKEASY READING SERIES
NOVEMBER 12, 2018
THEA LIM AND PAUL VERMEERSCH AT SHERIDAN COLLEGE
Reading and Conversation with Giller-nominated novelist Thea Lim
Hazel McCallion Campus - Creativity Commons, 7pm
4180 Duke of York Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 0G5
NOVEMBER 3, 2018
WILD WRITERS FESTIVAL
Poetry Workshop Master Class
Introduced by Chris Banks
OCTOBER 28, 2018
PLAN 99 READING SERIES/OTTAWA WRITERS FESTIVAL
5:00 pm at The Manx Pub
Reading with Julie Bruck, Hana Shafi and Deanna Young.
Hosted by David O'Meara.
OCTOBER 23, 2018
IFOA/TIFA: time and date subject to change, pending confirmation.
Poetry Cabaret #1
With Joanne Arnott, Catherine Graham and Karen Mulhallen.
Hosted by Sean Cullen.
OCTOBER 11, 2018
***SEPTEMBER 10, 2018***
LAUNCH: The launch for Self-Defence for the Brave and Happy, my sixth collection of poems.
With special musical guests The Databats!
The Piston, 7pm.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
THE OAKVILLE LITERARY CAFE
Joshua Creek Art Centre, 4-6pm.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
KNIFE FORK BOOK
Reading with Kath MacLean
The Dark Side Studio
244 Augusta Avenue, 2nd Floor
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
A panel on dystopias with novelist Thea Lim
Harbourfront Centre, 4:30pm
READING: Johanna Skibsrud, Paul Vermeersch, Catherine Graham, Kilby Smith-McGregor, and Canisia Lubrin.
Monarch Tavern, 7pm.
NOVEMBER 19, 2015TORONTO, ON
LAUNCH: RIFFS BY DENNIS LEE, BRICK BOOKS CLASSICS EDITION
Monarch Tavern, 7:30pm
JUNE 23, 2015
ART BAR POETRY SERIES
JUNE 6, 2015
WOLFE ISLAND, ON
READING: WOLFE ISLAND LITERARY FESTIVAL
MAY 4, 2015
READING: Rowers Pub Reading Series
Paul Vermeersch, Amber McMillan, Sam Cheuk, Michael Crummey, Patrick Freisen.
APRIL 30 - MAY 3, 2015
NO CEREMONY: AN ART SHOW
Paul Vermeersch, Hieram, Kimikimo, Talwst, & Justin Peroff at Milk Glass Gallery.
Pressed Cafe, 750 Gladstone Street
I'll be reading with Dennis Cooley, Frances Itani, and Steven Artelle. Details here.
MARCH 22, 2015
READING: THE HIJ READING SERIES
260 Ryding Avenue, Toronto
I'll be reading with novelist Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Details here.
MARCH 17, 2015
READING AND Q&A: QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
1pm - 2:30pm
Watson Hall 517, 49 Bader Lane
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
READING: PLATFORM READING SERIES
I'll be reading with Alexandra Leggat, Conor McDonnell, Alanna Schiffer, and Jake Skakun.
DECEMBER 4, 2014
READING: LIVEWORDS READING SERIES
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
I'll be reading at Livewords with Ralph Kelowe, Sue Reynolds, and Jacob Wren. Betty's Basement.240 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1K1 Upstairs. Doors at 7:35 pm - Readings from 8:05 pm - PWYC Donations will be kindly requested.
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
READING/LAUNCH: 50+ POEMS FOR GORDON LIGHTFOOT
I will be one of the poets reading a poem in honour of Gordon Lightfoot at Hugh's Room to celebrate Gordon Lightfoot's birthday and the launch of the anthology 50+ Poems for Gordon Lightfoot. Music by Jory Nash & Friends. Tickets available. Details.
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
PANEL/READING: INSPIRE! TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR
I'll be appearing at the Inspire! fair. Details to come.
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
READING: PIVOT READING SERIES
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
I'll be reading in the Pivot Series with Elyse Friedman and Deanna Young. Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney. At the Press Club, 850 Dundas St W, Toronto.
OCTOBER 16, 2014
READING: OTTAWA WRITERS FESTIVAL
ARC POETRY presents Canada/Australia with Bonny Cassidy, Natalie Harkin, Paul Vermeersch, and Vera Wabegejig. •
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
BOOK LAUNCH: DON'T LET IT END LIKE THIS TELL THEM I SAID SOMETHING
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
The launch for my new collection of poetry will take place at The Steady Cafe & Bar at 1050 Bloor St. West. in Toronto. I hope to see you there!
TUESDAYS from SEPTEMBER 23 until DECEMBER 9
COURSE : POETRY MASTER CLASS
6:30 pm - 9 pm.
I'll be back at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies this fall, this time to teach the Poetry Master Class from September 23 to December 9. Registration is now open, and there are spaces open if you wish to enroll. If you haven't completed the Poetry II course already, then admission will be based on a portfolio of your work. Unlike the Poetry Intro and Poetry II courses, which are eight weeks long, the Master Class is an intensive twelve-week course. Click here for details.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
READING: WORD ON THE STREET
I will be reading at the Word on the Street festival in the Vibrant Voices of Ontario tent. Details to come.
AUGUST 21, 2014
ST. JOHN'S, NFLD
READING: OUT-OF-TOWNERS AT THE SHIP
I'll be reading at The Ship with Jonathan Bennett, Miranda Hill, Brian Panhuyzen, and Sandra Ridley. Hosted by Elisabeth de Mariaffi and George Murray.
TUESDAYS from APRIL 15 until JUNE 3
7 pm - 9:30 pm.
I'll be teaching an eight-week introductory level poetry writing course at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies this spring. It's one night a week from April 15 until June 3rd. Do you know anyone with an interest in writing poetry? Perhaps this is the class for them.
APRIL 16, 2014
I'm launching my new imprint with Wolsak & Wynn. The imprint is called Buckrider Books, and in its inaugural season we're publishing poetry collections by David James Brock and Erina Harris, and a short story collection by D. D. Miller. The launch is at the Gladstone Ballroom. For more information, visit our event page on Facebook.
APRIL 19, 2014
RICHMOND HILL, ON
1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Richmond Hill Public Library's Poetry Gala, hosted by celebrated poet Barry Dempster, is celebrating its tenth anniversary. I'll be one of several poets participating. The event takes place from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, and the library is situated on the southwest corner of Major Mackenzie and Yonge Street. Readers include Kimmy Beach, Barry Dempster, Jeramy Dodds, Elizabeth Greene, Ann Shin, and Paul Vermeersch. For more information, click here.
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
Erin Knight and I will be reading in the Atwater Poetry Project in Montreal. The Atwater Poetry Project is an almost-monthly poetry reading series that brings the best local, Canadian, and international poets together with a passionate audience of poetry fans. The library is located at 1200 Atwater Ave., Westmount.
APRIL 26, 2014
10 am - 4 pm.