Spring Open Mic Night and

CAA National Writing Contest Winners Announcement!

Thursday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST

All are welcome to this free event, but pre-registration is required. 

Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcOigrTgtHdHcAzKyCjIvZa_43AaALPvg.

Email “hello at jfgarrard.com” to reserve a reading spot.

About this Event

Spring is upon us and hopefully some of us have had a chance to spend some time on writing! Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry writers are all welcomed to share a published piece or work-in-progress. 

There are reading spots for 8 Canadian Authors–Toronto members and 2 non-members. Each person will read for 4 minutes.

After the readings, we will be announcing the winners (top 3 fiction and top 3 poetry) of our 2023 National Canadian Authors Association Writing Competition! 

To reserve your spot as a reader, please email CAA-Toronto branch President JF Garrard with subject line “April open mic and your name.” Her email address is “hello at jfgarrard.com.”

All are welcome to attend, and we hope you’ll invite friends and family to join the audience. 

Note: We are requesting readers to present works that do not have any mentions of extreme violence, rape, incest and other uncomfortable situations. Thanks!

We look forward to hearing your words!

Help us spread the word! 

Share the event details on social media and/or tell your friends and family. Use hashtag #CAAEvents!

Stay tuned to the Authors–Toronto “Events” web page for regular programming and event updates.

As always, we welcome your feedback on all of our activities. Email co-president Lee Parpart at TOpresident1@canadianauthors.org with comments, questions, or ideas about our programs and events.

We’re working to expand the number of writing circles that we can offer to members. We’re looking for branch members to launch and moderate new Authors–Toronto writing circles outside of the downtown core. Our Annex Writing Circle meets the second Thursday of every month at the CSI Annex and is at capacity, but we are open to working with new members to start another monthly group at the same location. Please email Lee at TOpresident1 at canadianauthors.org for more details about writing circles.

And if you know any writers who are not already members of Canadian Authors Association, please talk to them about the benefits of joining. To join Canadian Authors Association or renew your membership, click here.

Follow us on Twitter @AuthorsToronto, Facebook @Canadian Authors Association Toronto Branch, and Instagram @AuthorsToronto for updates and pre-event news.

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to seeing you.

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