Open Mic Night!

Thursday, February 23, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 


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:

February is the month of Love and this open mic night features stories of love shared by 14 Canadian Authors–Toronto members and one non-member, who 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. 

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

To secure your reading spot, please email JF Garrard, hello@jfgarrard.com before February 18, 2023 so she can finalize the reading list. Please use the subject line “CAA Feb 2023 open mic reader req.”

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 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018