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Poetry Reading Series 2016




The Art Bar Reading Series 

Tuesday November 1 at 8:00 pm

Free Times Café

320 College St Toronto

With Tom Hamilton and Rudy Fearon, plus open mic




Poetry Reading Series 2015



The Rowers Pub Reading Series

Monday June 1 at 6:45pm

The Central at 603 Markham St

Toronto ON

Doors open 6:15 pm

With Suzanne Alyssa Andrew, Ian Burgham and Megan Fernandes



Blue Coffee Second Birthday

June 15 at 8:00 pm

Dundas Video

831 Dundas St. West

Toronto ON M6J 1V4

With JC Bouchard, Banoo Zan and Nicholas Power. Hosted by Leigh Beadon.


Chinese and Canadian Poets

Saturday June 20 at 4:00 pm

Event from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Riverdale Public Library
370 Broadview Ave Toronto ON

Toronto Poet Laureate Dr George Elliott Clarke and poet Anna Yin invite you to join us to celebrate the life of the great ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan.



Common Readings

Monday May 18 at 8:00 pm

The Bell Jar Cafe

2072 Dundas St W

Toronto ON

With Bruce Meyer and Jeff Latosik




Planet Earth Poetry

May 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside

Victoria BC


Kevin Spenst’s Jabbering with B.C. Vancouver Poetry Crawl  

April 25, 2015  at 11.30 am

Monte Clark Gallery

Vancouver BC

With Jeremy Stewart from Prince George




April 28, 2015

The Vault Cafe, 499 Wallace St

Nanaimo BC

With Christine Smart



Spoken Ink

April 21, 2015 at 8 pm

La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 East Hastings Street @ Boundary Rd

Burnaby BC


The Dan

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2pm

225 Canning Street, Carlton VIC




INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair, Toronto ON   November 15, 2014


The Poetry Weekend, Fredricton NB   October 4/5, 2014


Queen Gallery, Toronto ON   October 25, 2014


Words and Music for Access to Justice – Sat, Nov 29, 7 PM
Hirut Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4C 1J6


100,000 Poets for Change

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00–11:00pm
Black Swan Tavern
154 Danforth Ave, Toronto ON M4K1N



Housing Works Bookstore

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00PM
Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012


Blue Coffee Reading Series, Magpie Tavern  Toronto ON June 23


Niagara Falls Literary Arts Festival June 13


The Best Originals, Toronto ON May 7


Art Bar Poetry Series
Tuesday, May 5, 2014, 8:00 pm


The Black Swan Tavern

just east of Broadview Subway Station

154 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N1



The Poetry Jam

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 8:00 pm
(with Carleton Wilson)


Savoury and Sweet Restaurant
3770 Bridgewater Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 6H3


National Poetry Month, Toronto April 23


Makin’ a Racket at the Rocket, Toronto April 18


Plasticine Poetry Series on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 6:00 pm
(with Suzanne Alyssa Andrew, Molly Peacock, Sheila Stewart)

Paupers Pub

539 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6



CIUT 89.5 FM HOWL radio show @25:00 March 4



Book Launch of The sea with no one in it

With Adrienne Weiss (Production 1060: The Oz Monologues) and Souvankham Thammavongsa (Light)
When: March 10, 2014
Time: 7.00 PM
Where: No One Writes To The Colonel
460 College St., Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A1

Map to event.