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Common Readings

  • 160 Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M5H 3H3 Canada (map)

at the Campbell House

ALL POETRY EVENT!!! This year, for the most officially recognized poetry month across our galaxy and yours, April come she will, Common Readings will host a very special event that's chock-full of pockets of poesy!

We're welcoming GG-winner JULIE BRUCK all the way from San Francisco. And who better to complement a visiting guest than one of Toronto's own finest poets and workshop mentors, KATHRYN MOCKLER, along with hotshot emerging writer, MARY GERMAINE from the U of T Creative Writing MA!

Come for Poetry Month! Come for the Words and the Wine!

MARY GERMAINE studied philosophy at Memorial University of Newfoundland before moving back to Toronto for an MA in Creative Writing at U of T. Her thesis, Congratulations, Rhododendrons, is about love. Her poems on this and other matters can be found in Riddle Fence, Augur, and the Walrus. Mary also maintains a wildly popular instagram account, @ecigarefills, which you can check out.

KATHRYN MOCKLER is the author of four books of poetry and six short films. She has a collection of stories forthcoming with Book*hug in 2021. She is the Canada Editor of Joyland: a hub for short fiction, and she teaches creative writing at Western University and runs private creative writing workshops.

JULIE BRUCK is a Canadian poet and writer who has lived in San Francisco since 1997. Her newest collection of poems is How to Avoid Huge Ships (Brick Books, 2018). Her third book, Monkey Ranch (Brick Books, 2012) received Canada’s Governor General’s Award for poetry. Recent work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Southampton Review, Plume Poetry, Poetry Daily, and The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, and The Malahat Review. Julie teaches at The Writing Salon in San Francisco, and also offers private workshops. She can often be found in Golden Gate Park, watching one lone wild turkey chase his own reflection in the wheel rims of parked luxury cars.

Earlier Event: April 29
Pub Night with a Literary Agent
Later Event: April 29
Pen Cap Chew