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Poets & Pints

  • 68 King Street East Hamilton, ON, L8N 1A6 Canada (map)

Redchurch Cafe + Gallery

Victoria Hall

68 King Street East, Hamilton

Our guest poets include:

Justin Lauzon

Justin is a writer, poet, photographer, and the founder of His work has been published in untethered Magazine and The Rusty Toque. Justin lives in Toronto and works with Word On The Street, Slant Reading Series, and the Hear Here Salon. His first book of poetry, this is why we're made in the dark, is published by Quattro Books.

Hana Shafi

Hana is a writer and artist who illustrates under the name Frizz Kid. Both her visual art and writing frequently explore themes such as feminism, body politics, racism, and pop culture with an affinity to horror. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Journalism Program, she has published articles in publications such as The Walrus, Hazlitt, This Magazine, Torontoist, Huffington Post, and has been featured on Buzzfeed India, Buzzfeed Canada, CBC, Flare Magazine, Mashable, and Shameless. Known on Instagram for her weekly affirmation series, she is also the recipient of the Women Who Inspire Award, from the Canadian Council for Muslim Women. Born in Dubai, Shafi’s family immigrated to Mississauga, Ontario in 1996, and she currently lives and works in Toronto. It Begins With The Body is her first book.

Paul Vermeersch

Paul is a poet, professor, artist, and editor. He is the author of several poetry collections, including the Trillium–award nominated The Reinvention of the Human Hand (M&S, 2010) and Don't Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something (ECW, 2014). His new book of poetry is Self-Defence for the Brave and Happy (ECW, 2018). He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph for which he received the Governor General's Gold Medal. His poems have been translated into Polish, German, Spanish and French and have appeared in international anthologies. He edits Buckrider Books, an imprint of Wolsak & Wynn Publishers Ltd. He lives in Toronto.

Eugenia Zuroski

Eugenia is a teacher, researcher, editor, and writer. She works in the department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. Her first chapbook of poetry, Hovering, Seen (2019) is published by Anstruther Press.

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