Back to All Events

The EW Reading Series Presents Moonlit May!

  • 499 Church Street Toronto, ON, M4Y 2C6 Canada (map)

Glad Day Bookshop

We have five outstanding writers waiting in the wings to WOW you for MOONLIT MAY. Doors open at 6:30p and readings begin at 7:00p. Our magnificent lineup this month includes:

JACLYN DESFORGES Jaclyn Desforges’ writing has appeared or is forthcoming in CV2, Minola Review, Mortar Magazine and others. She won the 2018 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award and is an MFA candidate at UBC.

PURABI DAS Purabi Das, writer/poet, from Pickering has published short stories and essays in a literary journal and local newspaper. Child of Water won a grant from the Writers’ Community of Durham Region.

YILIN WANG Yilin Wang is a Vancouver-based writer and an assistant editor for Room Magazine. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Clarkesworld, Grain, Contemporary Verse 2, carte blanche, Arc Poetry Magazine, Abyss & Apex, and other publications. or @yilinwriter

CODY ALEXANDER JOSEPH CAETANO Cody Alexander Joseph Caetano is a writer of Anishinaabe and Portuguese descent. His debut chapbook, PLEASURE DOME POEMS, is now available through Knife/Fork/Book. Find him at or @cody_caetano.

JESSICA POPESKI Jessica Popeski is an opera singer, internationally published poet, and Professor of English. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph, and released “Oratorio” and “The Wrong Place” with Anstruther Press. Raised by her mother and her grandmother in Moscow, then South Yorkshire, she writes ekphrastically about grandmaternal legacy, geographical rupture, and violence and voicelessness, and sings (mostly) Mahler in Newcastle and Tkaronto/Toronto.

ABOUT GLAD DAY BOOKSHOP Glad Day Bookshop is the world's oldest surviving LGBTQ bookstore and also Toronto's oldest surviving bookstore. It is a wheelchair accessible bookstore, coffee shop, cocktail bar, event space and dance club. It is a flexible, inclusive space that is being used by the diverse LGBTQ communities of Toronto to amplify creativity, story, sexuality, liberation and love. Learn more:

Earlier Event: May 13
R.I.S.E. Poetry Mondays
Later Event: May 14
Boneshaker Reading Series