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The Oakville Literary Café

  • 1086 Burnhamthorpe Road East Oakville, ON, L6H 7B2 Canada (map)

Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre

1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd. E., Oakville

Join us on Sunday, January 20, from 4 to 6 pm at Joshua Creek Art Centre Gallery, for an afternoon of readings and open mic. Everyone will have time for two to three poems or one page of prose to share. We are delighted to feature poets Tom Gannon Hamilton and Darrell Epp.


Tom Gannon Hamilton has had poems published in Blue Buffalo, Blood & Aphorisms, OiSE Transforms, Hart House, Whetstone and Dalhousie Review. He was awarded First Prize in the 2018 Big Pond Rumours Chapbook competition for a suite of poems entitled “El Marillo,” which chronicles the poet’s experiences in war-torn El Salvador. After serving as an aid worker in El Salvador Tom was welcomed into the Salvadoran arts cooperative Tizon and Nicaragua’s Instituto de Cultura. His B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. all focused on poetry. He is founder, curator and host of the Urban Folk Art Salon in partnership with Toronto Public Library. A career musician since age 14, Tom makes his living performing and producing records in the Toronto area.

DARRELL EPP's poetry has appeared in dozens of magazines including Maisonneuve, Poetry Ireland, Sub-Terrain, and The Saranac Review. His previous poetry collection include Imaginary Maps (2009) and After Hours (2016).

Earlier Event: January 20
Piquant Press Book Launches
Later Event: January 20
Toronto Poetry Slam Semifinals #2