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Lit Events to Attend

Don’t miss a beat!

There lit-erally is at least ONE event EVERY night of the week

We list over 100 GTA events months in advance and update daily—

Bookmark our page and check often


  • All Spoken Word Events

  • Reading Series’

  • Book Launches

  • Art & Poetry Salons

  • Visual Art Events

  • And more


Network and meet other writers, poets, artists, hear amazing readers, and attend open mics and get your words out there!

We add new shows daily so you can plan months ahead.

Plan weeks in advance and see which events you want to attend, stay up to date with the hottest Features on the scene.

Run a Reading Series or have a Feature reading coming up? Email us:

Be sure to include

  • Name of Event

  • Venue Name and Location Address

  • Frequency (one-time, weekly, monthly, etc)

  • Format (eg: Feature readers and Open Mic—if any)

  • Event Host name

  • Jpeg or Png of Event Logo (if you have one)

The Artis believes in getting the word out. It’s that simple.

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Lit Events to Attend has evolved from This Week’s Shows, which was run by Norman Cristofoli, and was pivotal in keeping the art scene in Toronto strong.

Since Norman’s This Week’s Shows wrapped in December 2017, the public demand to keep this amazing forum on-going has not stopped!

The Artis is honoured to be able to help take the torch to keep the Arts Scene strong with the amazing people that continue to run events, create art, and attend and support the arts.

Point blank: Everything is right here—the GTA has the most diverse and versatile art scene in the country.

Our events page runs months in advance.

We want to make it easy for you and your friends to plan ahead the reading series’ you love the most or that anticipated book-launch, whether you live in the GTA or are planning to visit—because we know a lot of us artists tend to be traveling nomads or go on tour.

In addition, we are planning to start listing events in other provinces—so you and your friends never need to miss a show, no matter where you are.

Sign up to our email list; like our Facebook Page @ArtisMagazine and follow us on Twitter.

Email us at to have your event listed for free and keep our arts scene vibrant, strong, and amazing.

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