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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.

The Paueru Gai Dialogues 2021: Catalyzing Social Equity through Culture & Connection to Place

Terry Watada has been invited to participate in the Paueru Gai Dialogues 2021, hosted by the Powell Street Festival in Vancouver, during which artists and activists will share their perspectives on current social issues with the intention to inspire civic engagement and community building during the pandemic. Terry will appear in the inaugural event and speak alongside fellow panelists Ayumi Goto and Kathy Shimizu on how cultural heritage and place impact artistic practice and advance…

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.

Librairie D+Q and Mawenzi House Present: Mina Among the Shadows


Join us for the virtual launch of Mina Among the Shadows by Edem Awumey, in conversation with translators Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott, moderated by H. Nigel Thomas. Free event, all welcome! RSVP below or at this link:   Read more about Mina Among the Shadows here.


“Minarets on the Horizon” Book Talk


The Muslims in Canada Archives (MiCA) will be hosting Murray Hogben on Zoom for a talk about his recently released book ‘Minarets on the Horizon’ is a collection of stories about some of the earliest Muslim Canadians, and the Muslim community that has existed since. The talk will aim to cover topics such as the treatment of Muslim people from the earliest days to the present, the importance of recordkeeping in the Canadian Muslim communities,…

Toronto Lit Up book launch: “searching for eastman” by charles c. smith


Celebrate the book launch of "searching for eastman"! About this event Mark your calendars for the Toronto Lit Up launch of the highly anticipated choreo-poem "searching for eastman"! On the evening of September 28, you are invited to participate in a lively conversation featuring author charles c. smith and performers Shannon Litzenberger, Michael Mortley, Bakari Lindsay, and Morgyn Aronyk-Schell.

Reminders on the Path: Book Launch & Celebration


Celebrate the launch of Reminders on the Path with poetry, storytelling & song! Seven years after the publication of Firesmoke, Sheniz Janmohamed returns with her third collection of poetry, Reminders on the Path. The poet is wayfarer, exploring the path we inherit and seek out, that disappears with every step we take on it. Settle in for a cosy autumnal evening of poetry, storytelling and song as we celebrate the launch of Reminders on the Path! Readings will…



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.…

Toronto International Festival of Authors: Prison of Dreams: Devakanthan


Join Devakanthan for a journey through Sri Lanka in the 1980s as he presents his latest novels His Sacred Army and A Time of Questions from the award-winning quintet series Prison of Dreams. The series describes the Sinhala-Tamil ethnic conflict, the hard choices faced by the minority communities subject to pogroms and oppressive laws, and the sufferings and exiles of simple villagers. Having personally been exiled by the Sri Lankan civil war, Devakanthan’s book examines the marginalization and trauma caused…