Jess Taylor, Jessica Bebenek, and Jessie Jones celebrating the launch of their new Desert Pets chapbooks.

Jess Taylor, Jessica Bebenek, and Jessie Jones celebrating the launch of their new Desert Pets chapbooks.

  • Reading: Yellow Door Reading
    • August 10, 2017 @ The Yellow Door (3625 Aylmer), Montreal QC @ 7:00
    • Cover charge $6; curated by Ilona Martonfi, hosted by Mike Di Sclafani
    • Reading from my new chapbook Fourth Walk; other readers TBA
  • Chapbook Launch: Desert Pets Montreal Launch
    • July 27, 2017 @ Rocket Science Room, Toronto ON @ doors 8, readings 9
    • Celebrate the launch of the Spring ’17 Desert Pets Press authors: Jessica Bebenek, Jess Taylor, and Jessie Jones
    • Buy Fourth Walk!
  • Chapbook Launch: Desert Pets Press Spring 2017 Launch
    • June 8, 2017 @ Reunion Island (385 Roncesvalles Ave.), Toronto ON @ 7:30
    • Celebrate the launch of the Spring ’17 Desert Pets Press authors: Jessica Bebenek, Jess Taylor, and Jessie Jones
    • Buy Fourth Walk!
  • Reading: ‘Muddied Waters’ Creative Night
    • May 25, 2017 @ Voodoo Child (388 College St.), Toronto ON @ 7:30
    • A night of creative readings from the participants in York University’s ‘Muddied Waters’ academic conference
  • Reading: Sophisticated Boom Boom No. 42
    • May 10, 2017 @ The Ossington (61 Ossington Ave.), Toronto ON @ 9 pm
    • Reading with Lou Bennett + open mic
 Reading poetry on the subway for the Bring the Noise Street Poetry Tour

Reading poetry on the subway for the Bring the Noise Street Poetry Tour

  • Reading: Bring the Noise: Street Poetry Tour 2017
    • April 29, 2017 @ 11am-7pm, Downtown Toronto
    • “With the support of the League of Canadian Poets, Authors for Indies, and PEN Canada, Inspiritus Press and Lexical Canada is organizing a pop up street reading tour for National Poetry Month. Thirty Canadian poets read on a route through major downtown Toronto locations, public transit, and areas of pedestrian traffic, including landmarks, book shops, cafes, and other venues. The event is in the spirit of bringing poetry to the general public and in solidarity of persecuted and imprisoned writers around the world. Donations during the readings will go to PEN Canada, a non-profit charity that works to protect the freedom of expression for writers.”
  • Reading: 30 Under 30 Toronto Launch
    • April 24, 2017 @ May (876 Dundas St. W.), Toronto ON @ 7pm
    • Reading with fellow millennials: joseph ianni, Bardia Sinaee, Cassidy McFadzean, Trevor Abes, dalton derkson, JC Bouchard, Chuqiao Yang, Jessie Jones, Adam Zachary
    • Watch the livestream, filmed by Daniel Goodbaum of tvCity
 "The fun stops here, 'cause this is all about death." Reading at Knife Fork Books for Words(on)Stages (photo by A. Zachary)

"The fun stops here, 'cause this is all about death." Reading at Knife Fork Books for Words(on)Stages (photo by A. Zachary)

  • Reading: Bad Nudes Issue 2.2 Launch
    • April 22, 2017 @ Isaac & Ebony’s place, Montreal QC @ 9pm
    • Reading with Eli Lynch, Karissa LaRocque, Jake Byrne, and Guillaume Morissette
  • Reading: 30 Under 30 Montreal Launch
    • April 21, 2017 @ Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard O.), Montreal QC @ 7pm
    • Reading with fellow millennials: Patrick O’Reilly, Jay Ritchie, Klara du Plessis, Ashley Opheim, Karissa LaRocque, and Brain Clarke
  • Reading: Exit Theater Montreal Launch
    • April 7, 2017 @ Temps Libre (5605 Ave. de Gaspe), Montreal QC @ 7pm
    • Reading with Mike Lala, Allyson Paty, jes dolan, and David Fleming
  • Reading: Words on Stages & (parenthetical) 18 Launch
    • March 9, 2017 @ knife fork books (281 Augusta Ave.), Toronto ON @ 7pm
    • With Canisia Lubrin & Jordan Moffatt
    • Find coverage of the event on the knife fork books blog
  • Reading: from Operations
    • January 20, 2017 @ 8:15pm (livestream) & Knife Fork Books, Toronto ON
    • Reading the year ‘1974’ from Moez Surani’s Operations; a reading & protest which took place internationally on the night of Trump’s inauguration
  •  Reading: Word Night @ Psychic City
    • January 6, 2017 @ Psychic City, Montreal QC @ 8pm
    • Readings with Jay Ritchie, James Gendron, Stacey Tran, Andrew Jamieson, and others
 Interviewing Giller Prize Nominee Zoe Whittal at Drawn & Quarterly

Interviewing Giller Prize Nominee Zoe Whittal at Drawn & Quarterly

  • Host: Bloody Chamber Readings: Maggie Monologues MTL Launch
    • November 2, 2016 @ my kitchen, Montreal QC @ 7-9pm
    • The innaugural Bloody Chamber Reading, launching the chapbook Maggie Monologues by Suzanna Derewicz (Words on Pages, 2016) in my bloody red kitchen
    • Readings by Jessica Bebenek, Ali Pinkney, Tanis Franco, Eileen Holowka, Susanna Derewicz

 

 

  • Organizer: Vallum Pop-up Shop #2
    • September 10, 2016 @ Chez Boris, Montreal QC @ 2-7pm
    • To raise awareness about Vallum magazine & ‘Poetry for Our Future!’ not-for-profit workshop program
    • Featuring personalized poems by Jake Byrne, Greg Santos, Jessica Moore, and David McGimpsey
 Light Reading No. 5

Light Reading No. 5

  • Reading: Light Reading no. 5
    • August 22, 2016 @ The Attic, Toronto, ON. 8:30 pm
    • Reading w/Ashley Opheim, Andre Babyn, Rudapriya Rathore
  • Reading: A Night of Readings x Metatron
    • May 28, 2016 @ ‘8-11’ (233 Spadina), Toronto, ON. 8 pm
    • Reading w/Lena Suksi, Ashley Opheim, Adam Zachary, Lena Suksi, Arielle Gavin, Alex McGill, Jay Winston Ritche, Rebecca Dawe, Jessica D’Angelo
  • Poet on-duty: Vallum Pop-up Shop
    • May 7, 2016 @ Chez Boris, Montreal QC @ 3-8pm
    • To raise awareness about Vallum magazine & ‘Poetry for Our Future!’ not-for-profit workshop program
    • Writing personalized poems by donations w/Jeramy Dodds, Linda Besner, and Jay Ritchie
  • Reading: Metatron’s Greenhouse Reading
    • April 7, 2016 @ Concordia Greenhouse (1455 de Maisonneuve O), Montreal, QC. 5-7 pm
    • Reading w/Eli Lynch, Mia Francesca, Daphne B, Loni Jeffs, Mick Hennessy, Emilie Lafleur, Melanie Power, Karissa Larocque, Tara McGowan-Ross
  • Reading: Too Earnest
    • April 17, 2016 @ The Brass Door Pub (2171 Crescent), Montreal. 7 pm
    • Reading w/Jessica Dolan, David Flemming, Tanis Franco, Eileen Mary Holowka, Ken Hunt, Tessa Liem, Madelaine Caritas Longman, Natascha Simard

 

 

 

  • Reading: Dis’Place/d Poetics
    • for ‘The Poetics of Place: Performing Selves in and Beyond Cities’, Universite de Montreal’s English Graduate Conference
    • March 11, 2016 @ Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard O), Montreal. 7 pm
    • Reading w/current & former students of Gail Scott, and keynote Jennifer Scappettone
  • Reading: Resonance Reading Series
    • February 2, 2016 @ Resonance Cafe (5175A Avenue du Parc), Montreal. 9 pm
    • Reading w/Brian Campbell, Jon Paul Fiorentino, Jessica Moore, Talya Rubin
  • Reading: Tree Readings Series
    • Nov. 10, 2015 @ Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank St. Ottawa, ON. 8:00pm
    • Reading w/Damian Rogers
  • Reading: Lit POP Reading Series
    • Sept. 27, 2015 @ The Brass Door Pub, 2171 Crescent, Montreal. 8:30pm
    • Reading w/Lauren Jean Lawlor, Aneka Smith, Diandre Prendimano, Jacob Spector, & Katia Grubisic
  • Reading: CPRG in the Studio
    • June 23, 2015 @ 10 Heintzman, Toronto. 7:30pm
    • Reading w/Matt Laporte & Concetta Principe
  • Reading: Art Bar Reading Series
    • June 9, 2015 @ The Black Swan Tavern, Toronto. 8pm
  • Reading: outrageous Reading Series
    • Feb. 23, 2015 @ The Central, Toronto. 8pm
  • Reading: Pivot Readings at Press Club
    • March 25, 2015 @ Press Club: 850 Dundas St. W, Toronto. 8pm
  • Reading: Launch of Kettle Song chapbook
    • July 22, 2014 @ Templeton’s: 319 Augusta Ave, Toronto. 8pm
  • Reading: Launch of Little Brother No. 4
    • June 24, 2014 @ June Records: 622 College St, Toronto. 8pm
  • Grow & Grow @ Toronto Indie Arts Market
    • May 25, 2014 @ The Gladstone, 1214 Queen St. W, Toronto. 10:30am-4:30pm
  • Grow & Grow @ Toronto Indie Arts Market
    • December 14, 2013 @ The Gladstone, 1214 Queen St. W, Toronto. 10:30am-4:30pm
  • Grow & Grow @ OCAD Book Arts Fair
    • Nov. 30, 2013 @ The Great Hall, OCAD, 100 McCaul St., Toronto. 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Grow & Grow @ Meet the Presses: Indie Literary Market
    • Nov. 16, 2013 @ Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto. 12:00pm-4:30pm
  • Grow & Grow @ CanZine
    • Oct, 20, 2013 @ 918 Bathurst Centre, 1:00-7:00pm
  • Grow & Grow @ Ottawa Small Press Fair
    • Oct. 12, 2013
    • Pre-fair reading on Oct. 11, 2013
  • Grow & Grow Fall Season Launch
    • Sept. 26, 2013 @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. 8pm
  • Reading: Art Bar Reading Series
    • May 21, 2013 @ Q Space, Toronto. 8pm
  • Reading: Emerging Writers Reading Series
    • Apr. 9, 2013 @ Duffy’s Tavern, Toronto. 8pm
  • Reading: Rochdale Rhymes & Readings
    • Nov. 29, 2012 @ Regal Beagle Pub, Toronto. 8pm
  • Reading: Underdog Poet’s Academy
    • Oct. 28, 2012 @ The Central, Toronto. 7:30pm
  • Reading: Society of the Spoken Word
    • Sept. 25, 2012 @ Second Cup, 74 Dunlop St. E., Barrie. 9-11pm
  • Reading: Livewords
    • Sept. 6, 2012 @ The Black Swan Tavern, Toronto. 8pm
  • Reading: Hot Sauced Words
    • Aug. 16, 2012 @ The Black Swan Tavern, Toronto. 8pm
  • Reading & launch for I, Family: Art Bar Reading Series
    • May 8, 2012 @ Pauper’s Pub, Toronto. 8pm