Common Readings, The March Grand Launch at our New Venue
Time & Location
About The Event
Great big waves are afoot at Common Readings! Your beloved literary reading series has been SAVED by the gracious generosity of the directors and curators at Campbell House Museum: Liz Driver and Antonia Krajina! With their support, the Campbell House Museum has agreed to take us on for a trial run of two events: March 26th and April 23!
This gorgeous 200 year old house is situated right in the heart of downtown Toronto, across from Osgoode Hall--so you can easily find us right at Osgoode subway station (University and Queen). Our new venue is also accessible friendly! Check out their website for more info: http://www.campbellhousemuseum.ca/
BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Please come join us for these next two events specifically to show the Campbell House how much we care about fine literary readings and guarantee Common Readings stays alive! Lets prove we are deserving of such beautiful quarters!
We've called in three spectacular authors to help drive your support at our MARCH 26 LAUNCH EVENT:
E MARTIN NOLAN
We will also be selling $5 beer and wine! Note that we have moved to the 4th Monday of each month and Doors will now be at 7pm!
Come for the words and the wine!
E MARTIN NOLAN is a poet, essayist and editor. He edits interviews at The Puritan, where he’s also published numerous essays, interviews and blog posts. His long, illustrated poem about Donald Trump, “Great Again,” can be found greatagainpoem.com. His non-fiction writing focuses on literature, sports and music. His first book of poems, Still Point, was published with Invisible Publishing in Fall, 2017.
MUGABI BYENKYA was born in Nigeria to Ugandan parents and is currently based between Kampala and Toronto. Mugabi is a writer, poet and rapper who honed his craft through writing workshops, poetry slams, cyphers and open mics from across North America and East Africa. Mugabi was longlisted for the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award in 2015, has been featured on Brittle Paper, The Good Men Project and his writing is used to teach international high school English reading comprehension. His debut novel, ‘Dear Philomena,’ was published in 2017 and he recently concluded an 18 city North American tour in support of this.
DANI COUTURE is the author of several collections of poetry and the novel Algoma (Invisible Publishing). Couture’s work has been nominated for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, received an honour of distinction from the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBTQ Writers, and won the ReLit Award for Poetry. Her new collection of poetry, Listen Before Transmit, will be published in March 2018.