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The Yellow Door


3625 Aylmer, Montreal (between Pine & Prince Arthur)  514-845-2600

Producer/host Ilona Martonfi  514-939-4173


Doors 7:00 pm    Reading 7:30 pm    At the door $5

 An Evening of Poetry, Prose & Music

Louise Dupré Poet and novelist, she has published twenty books. Plus haut que les flames, won the Governor General’s Award in 2011.

Michael Mirolla Montreal Toronto novelist, short story writer, poet & playwright, coowner of Guernica Editions.

Carolyn ZonailoWest Coast and Montreal poet. Her twelfth book, Fight Fire With Spirit: Selected Poems, published with Ekstasis Editions, 2012.

Maxianne Berger One of the Quebec poets interviewed for Language Matters, (Signature, 2013).  She writes haiku, tanka, & forms with constraints.

Michael Carrino Author of five books of poetry; associate editor at the Saranac Review, the literary journal at SUNY.

Greg Santos Poet & teacher, author of The Emperor’s Sofa (DC Books, 2010). Poetry editor for carte blanche. Forthcoming, second collection in 2014.

Mike Di Sclafani has exhibited in Canada and Europe. He regularly performs his own brand of Folk/Blues around Montreal.

  “We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and The League of Canadian poets”


For Body and Light at the National Spoken Word Festival tonight



On Monday night For Body and Light–an evocative spoken word and dance project featuring Ian Ferrier, Stephanie Morin-Robert and multiple dancers–will be at Divan Orange to help kick off the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.

The show takes place at the Divan, 4234 St-Laurent, Montreal on Monday November 4th at 8PM.

It launches a week of spoken word competitions, feature performances by poets, workshops and discussions. This is an amazing festival that travels to a different city in Canada each year. For this, its 10th anniversary and first visit to Montreal, Quebec, the festival will highlight work by First Nations performers and performers in both English and French.

Featured are some of the top names in spoken word in Canada, including but not limited to Jose Acquelin, Tanya Evanson, Josephine Bacon, David Bateman, Taqralik Partridge, Moe Clark, Louise Halfe and many many more. At the core of the festival are 24 teams of poets from cities across Canada, all in Montreal to soak up life in the Mile End and compete for bragging rights as the top slam team in Canada.

See festival  for more information.


Margaret Atwood in Conversation with Sheila Heti!


Librairie Drawn & Quarterly and the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada are extremely proud to present a reading, Q&A and on-stage discussion with celebrated author Margaret Atwood at the Rialto Theatre! Joining her in discussion will be fellow-Canadian bestselling author and Librairie D+Q favourite, Sheila Heti!

Tickets on sale Saturday, October 26th at 10am.

$10 (includes $5 rebate on copies of MaddAddam)

Click here for tickets and information about this event.