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Poetry Evenings with Mawenzi House

Join us for this year's inaugural reading event featuring Mawenzi House poets! Adrian De Leon, Leslie Roach, and Uma Menon will present their favourite poems from Rouge, Finish This Sentence, and Hands for Language. Book your spot now by emailing us.

Mawenzi House Poetry Showcase

Join Natasha Ramoutar, Terry Watada, Leslie Roach, and Gavin Barrett for a night of poetry, hosted by Kirby at Knife Fork Books.



In Our Tongues is the first reading series in Ottawa specifically dedicated to showcasing, nurturing and advancing Black, Indigenous and People of Colour who are poets, writers, musicians and other artists, including those with different abilities, across the gender spectrum, and from both English and French-speaking communities. TITILOPE SONUGA Titilope is a Nigerian writer, poet, playwright, and performer whose work grasps for moments of tenderness and persistent joy at the intersection of blackness and womanhood.…

BRUNCHY SUNDAY READINGS – Wild Threads Literary Festival

Featuring Mi’kmaw poet Rebecca Thomas, RBC’s PEN Canada New Voices Award Winner in 2022, Fareh Malik, along with music by Inn Echo. Join us for some Brunchy Sunday readings. Sponsored by Mawenzi House and Nimbus Publishing, this event will feature award-winning Mi’kmaw poet Rebecca Thomas and RBC’s PEN Canada New Voices Award Winner in 2022, Fareh Malik. Accompanied by the captivating Atlantic Canadian Instrumentalists Inn Echo, this event aims to satisfy both culinary and literary…

Poetry Reading: Pamela Mordecai & Shani Mootoo

Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Find your poetry fix at our Stage in the Park and hear two of Canada’s best poets with Shani Mootoo and Pamela Mordecai readings from their poetry collections. Mordecai’s de book of Joseph, the third book in her epic trilogy based on characters and stories from the Bible pays tribute to her Jamaican culture and the vernacular. Mootoo’s Cane | Fire is a memoir in verse, following the narrator’s personal journey from Ireland to San Fernando to Canada, elevating the story with…

what’s on: Choosing Hope: One Woman. Three Cancers.

Woodside Square Library 1571 Sandhurst Circle, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Munira Premji presents her first book, "Choosing Hope: One Woman. Three Cancers." (Mawenzi House, 2020) as a focus for an inspirational talk about living through 3 advanced cancers within a 5-year period, and learning to thrive in the face of major challenges. The presentation will include a reading, a Q&A, and insights on coping strategies when faced with adversity.   Register in person or by telephone at Woodside Square Library, space is limited.

Isolated Incident & Under Siege: En-Counters with Islamophobia

Another Story Bookshop 315 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada

Join Another Story Bookshop for a special event with Mariam Pirhbai and Jasmin Zine discussing their new books Isolated Incident & Under Siege In Store Free, all welcome Featuring a conversation with  Dr. Kathrine Bullock and poetry reading by Fareh Malik.