Open Mic Night!

Tuesday November 29, 7:30pm to 9pm ONLINE (Zoom)

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

Register by clicking here. You will receive a personalized Zoom link. Please save it and use it to get into the event.

About this Event:

Winter is coming and #CAAEvents programming is holding another one of its popular Open Mics!

This month, 14 Canadian Authors–Toronto members and one non-member will have the opportunity to read their fiction, non-fiction, or poetry on Zoom. Whether you choose to share a published piece or a work-in-progress, we’re excited to hear your words!

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

Reading spots are reserved for CAA–Toronto members, with one exception: as part of our continual outreach efforts, we’ll invite one non-member to read at each open mic. 

Each reader will have 5 minutes. Readers, please time yourself to stay within this limit.


1.) Want to read? 

Email us by Fri, Nov 25, 2022 at hello@jfgarrard.com (subject line OPEN MIC) to request a spot . Want to attend without reading? Begin with Step 2, below.

2.) Register in advance by clicking here.

3.) After registering:

 You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Check your email (or spam folder), and keep the Zoom link handy. You’ll need it to get into the meeting.

4.) Readers: 

Practice to make sure your reading comes at, or under, 5 minutes.

5.) Readers and audience members: 

Use your personalized Zoom link to join the meeting any time after 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday November 29th.

*Please note that registration is for Zoom access only

If you wish to participate by reading, email us ASAP. 

Please include: a short (75-word max), third-person bio with your request.

Comments? Questions? 

Email Authors–Toronto co-president JF Garrard at hello@jfgarrard.com, using the subject line OPEN MIC.

Help us spread the word! 

Share the event details on social media and/or tell your friends and family. Use hashtag #CAAEvents, and feel free to share the registration link (but not your personal link — that’s just for you).

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

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

Archived information for past events held in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018