Genealogies: online reading – July 13th, 7 p.m.

Genealogies: online reading – July 13th, 7 p.m.

Genealogies

Please join Allan Weiss and Jennifer Hosein for a free online reading, Genealogies, on Wednesday, July 13th at 7 p.m. Registration is required. The event is funded by The Writers’ Union of Canada.

Allan Weiss is a Toronto fiction writer and Professor of English and Humanities at York University. He the author of three story cycles: Living Room (2001), Making the Rounds (2016), and most recently Telescope (2019). Other short stories, both realist and fantastic, have appeared in various anthologies and magazines, including Wascana Review, On Spec, and the Tesseracts anthology series. His next story, “A Tartan of Many Colours,” will appear soon in the anthology Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People.

Jennifer Hosein is a Tiohtià:ke/Montreal-born writer, visual artist and educator of Trinidadian and South Asian ancestry residing in Tkaronto/Toronto. Her debut collection of poetry, A Map of Rain Days, published by Guernica Editions in 2020, was longlisted for the League of Canadian Poets 2021 Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Her poems, short fiction, creative non-fiction, and a play have been published in The Fiddlehead, The Quarantine Review, Event, Rubicon, Makara, and more as well as translated into Hungarian for the anthology Crystal Garden/Kristálykert. Her artwork has appeared on book covers, in magazines, and in solo and group exhibitions in Toronto; it is also featured on the cover of A Map of Rain Days. 

 

Lost Launches IV, June 28th, 7 p.m.

Lost Launches IV, June 28th, 7 p.m.

The Lost Launches Poetry Readings – Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 7 p.m.

Toronto Poet Laureate Al Moritz, the City of Toronto, The Art Bar and the League of Canadian Poets are teaming up to create a series of book launches to celebrate the Toronto poets and poetry collections that were published throughout the pandemic. This series aims to highlight the work of these poets and their works, which were not celebrated in person as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
 
Join us on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 7pm at Clinton’s to celebrate the second event in this incredible series.
This will be a free event.
Poet Kate Marshall Flaherty will be our MC for the evening.
Location: Clinton’s (693 Boor W. south-west corner of Clinton and Bloor near Christie) Toronto, Ontario
Lost Launches at the Art Bar, Clinton’s Bar on Tuesday, June 28th

Lost Launches at the Art Bar, Clinton’s Bar on Tuesday, June 28th

 

The Lost Launches Poetry Readings – Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 7 p.m.

I am so excited to be a part of this in person poetry launch series!
 
Toronto Poet Laureate Al Moritz, the City of Toronto, The Art bar and the League of Canadian Poets are teaming up to create a series of book launches to celebrate the Toronto poets and poetry collections that were published throughout the pandemic. This series aims to highlight the work of these poets and their works, which were not celebrated in person as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
 
This will be our largest lineup in the series and you won’t want to miss it!
Join us on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 7pm at Clinton’s to celebrate the second event in this incredible series.
This will be a free event.
Featuring: Sue Chenette, Pat Connors , Robert Colman, Jennifer Hosein, Marvyne Jenoff, Martin Jones, Grace Lau, Laura K McRae, Ruth Panofsky, Mary Rykov, Rasiqra Revulva, Dani Spinosa and Kate Sutherland
Poet Kate Marshall Flaherty will be our MC for the evening.
Location: Clinton’s (693 Boor W. south-west corner of Clinton and Bloor near Christie) Toronto, Ontario
Minstrels and Bards reading – April 26, 2022

Minstrels and Bards reading – April 26, 2022

 

Minstrels & Bards – Tuesday, April 26 at 7:15 p.m.

On April 26th, join poet Stedmond Pardy, musician Steve Paul Simms, Allan Weiss, John Oughton, Emmanuelle, and myself at the Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto) for the first in person Minstrels & Bards event since 2020. I’m so excited to read in person for the first time since my book, A Map of Rain Days, was published in 2020 during the pandemic. Hope you can join us!

 

Five Poets reading – March 9, 2022

Five Poets reading – March 9, 2022

​Five Poets – March 9, 2020

What a night! Poets Ellen Chang-Richardson, Tyler Pennock, Charlie Petch, Andrea Thompson and I shared poems,   music and art. I also hosted. You can watch the video here.