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The Art Bar Poetry Series is held in the second floor lounge (now called The Social Capital Theatre) at The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue, just east of Broadview Subway Station. With a great stage and sound system, air conditioning, comfy leather armchairs and a full bar at the back of the room, it's a great place for poetry, and socializing after the show!


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TUESDAY APRIL 26 - Facebook Event

Elee Kraljii Gardiner
Elee Kraljii Gardiner directs Thursdays Writing Collective, a non-profit organization of more than 150 writers in Vancouver. She is co-editor with John Asfour of V6A: Writing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, which was shortlisted for the 2012 City of Vancouver Book Award. Her poetry won CV2's Lina Chartrand Award in 2011 and was a finalist for both Malahat's Far Horizons 2014 Prize and the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Her writing has appeared in TCR, Event, Prism International, Lemonhound.com, Harvard Medicine Journal, and several anthologies. She is originally from Boston and is a dual US/Canadian citizen. She currently calls Vancouver home.

Madhur Anand
Madhur Anand's debut collection of poems is A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes (McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House Canada, April 2015). Newer poems appear in The Rusty Toque (Fall 2015) and The Walrus (Spring 2016). She is a professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph.

Jennifer Zilm
Jennifer Zilm is a Vancouver-based author who received a B.A. and an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of British. A graduate of Simon Fraser University's Writer's Studio and the Humber College School for Writers, Zilm's writing has been published in numerous journals, including Prism International, Prairie Fire, Grain, CV2, The Antigonish Review, Vallum, and Women in Judaism and Poetry. Zilm is the author of two chapbooks: The whole and broken yellows (2013) and October Notebook (2015). A draft of Waiting Room was shortlisted for the 2014 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Waiting Room is her debut book of poetry. Learn more at www.jenniferzilm.com





TUESDAY MAY 3, 2016 - Facebook Event

Join the Art Bar Poetry Series in celebrating our
TWENTY FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Features tonight will include very special guests:

Allen Sutterfield
Allan Briesmaster
Pierre L'Abbe
David Clink
Phlip Arima
Heather Cadsby
Stephen Humphrey

NOTE - no open mic tonight




TUESDAY MAY 10

Mark Sampson
Bio coming soon.

Liz Worth
Bio coming soon.

Sneha Madhavan-Reese
Bio coming soon.



TUESDAY JUNE 28, 2016 - Facebook Event

Join us in poetry and memories at
The Art Bar Poetry Series Retirement Party!
Canada's longest running weekly poetry-only reading series has come to the end of it's run. It has been a wonderful journey, and we thank every single poet who has ever set foot on our stage for making this series so diverse, so passionate, and such a strong fixture in the Toronto arts scene. All great things must end, and it is with joy, not sorrow, that we move onward.

NOTE - no open mic tonight






The Art Bar Poetry Series is recognized as the longest running
poetry-only reading series in Canada.



* These readers are sponsored by the Canada Council.