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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.

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: Searching for Eastman


Poet, playwright and performer charles c. smith unveils an evocative programme of theatrical storytelling from the wind in the leaves collective, a dynamic and diverse group of accomplished and passionate artists. smith’s latest work, Searching for Eastman: A Performance Poem, is a multidisciplinary performance in four acts, based on the interpretation of four of Julius Eastman’s compositions through poetry, theatre, music, dance, video and digital. Don’t miss this multi-disciplinary interpretation of the life and work of…