Canadian Authors – Toronto programs will take on a mix of art and business concerns. We plan to alternate between two main types of events:

1. themed presentations by writers and other publishing professionals dealing with various aspects of the writing life and the craft of writing, and

2. industry-focused events designed to help writers in the GTA meet agents and publishers, understand publishing contracts, master the ‘authorpreneurial’ demands of social media and marketing, and wend our way through the business side of this writing life.

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Canadian Authors Association–Toronto Open Mic Night 

17 Spots for Author-Toronto Members to Read

Tuesday, September 22, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

ONLINE via Zoom.

FREE and open attendance for all.

Readings by Authors-Toronto members only.

Registration required.

#CAAEvents programming is back after a short summer break! We begin with a chance for Author-Toronto members to present their work. This month, up to 17 members will have the opportunity to read on Zoom, whether fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Wow fellow members with your current work-in-progress or finished material that you are currently trying to get published.

Register now on Zoom:

Please note that registration is for Zoom access only. If you wish to participate by reading, please email us ASAP at

Comments? Questions?

Email Authors–Toronto co-president Lee Parpart at

Planning ahead

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 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 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 at @Authors_Toronto, @EditorsToronto, or @UofTSCS for updates and pre-event news.

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