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April 2018

Anansi Poetry Bash: Brooklyn, NY, USA

April 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
McNally Jackson Books (Williamsburg), 76 North 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Friends from the States! New Yorkers! Brooklynites! On April 10, at 7:00 pm, please join me for the U.S. launch of my new book, The Sparrow, along with fellow Anansi poets Emma Healey, who launches Stereoblind, and Mikko Harvey, who launches Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit. This event will be hosted by McNally Jackson booksellers at their brand new Williamsburg location, 76 N 4th St (near Wythe) in Brooklyn, NY, 11249, USA. All three of our books will be available for sale. No tickets…

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Anansi Poetry Bash: Toronto

April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Henderson Brewing Company, 128A Sterling Road
Toronto, Ontario M6R2B7 Canada
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At 7:00 pm on April 12, 2018, join me at the Henderson Brewing Company (128A Sterling Road) for the Anansi Poetry Bash. I will be launching my new book, The Sparrow, along with fellow poets Emma Healey (Stereoblind) and Mikko Harvey (Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit)! The evening will be hosted by Kevin Connolly. All three books will be available to purchase, including limited edition broadsheets and special edition poetry books. No tickets required + the event is free. There will be…

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Anansi Poetry Bash: Montreal

April 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Petite Librarie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard West
Montreal, Quebec H2K2T2 Canada
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Please join me at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 13 at La Petite Librarie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard West) for the Montreal launch of Anansi's Spring poetry titles. We will be fêting my selected poems, The Sparrow, along with Emma Healey's  Stereoblind and Mikko Harvey's Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit. Here's a shot of Emma and Mikko holding their books for the first time: This event is free. All three titles will be availble to purchase.  Feel free to RSVP via Facebook.…

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Anansi Poetry Bash: Ottawa

April 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manx Pub, 370 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1N1 Canada
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Please join me at 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 14 at the Manx Pub (370 Elgin St.) for the Anansi Poetry Bash: Ottawa. I will be launching my selected poems, The Sparrow, along with fellow Anansi poets Emma Healey (Stereoblind) and Mikko Harvey, (Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit).   All three titles will be for sale at the party. You can RSVP via Facebook! The signs alone should be enough to draw a crowd.... This event is part of the Ottawa International Writer's…

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Lyrical Fire, Iconic Poets: Eh! List Reading Series, Moritz, Chiasson

April 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4W2G8 Canada
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Join me at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge) for Lyrical Fire, Iconic Poets, a reading for the Toronto Public Library's Eh! List series. I will sit down with poet Herménégilde Chiasson. We will discuss our careers and read from our new books, The Sparrow, and To Live and Die in Scoudouc (Goose Lane), translated by Jo-Anne Elder. There will be a Q&A after our readings. And, books will be available to purchase…

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May 2018

Big Al’s Lovefest at Knife Fork Book

May 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
knife fork book, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T2L7 Canada
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To celebrate the launch of my Selected Poems, The Sparrow, Kirby, at knife | fork | book (244 Augusta, 2nd floor) has arranged an A.F. Moritz "Lovefest" set for May 25, 7:00 pm. Several poets will read their "favourites" from my selected, followed by my own reading from The Sparrow. Readers include: Jessica Joy Hiemstra. Shannon Bramer. Ben Gallagher. James Lindsay. Noah Wareness. Khashayar Mohammadi. Ally Fleming. Kate Sutherland. Jacob McArthur Mooney. Conor McDonnell. Fan Wu. David Seymour. A. Light Zachary. Alison LaSorda.…

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June 2018

Jacques Ellul and the Bible: A Cross Disciplinary Exploration

June 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - June 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Regent College, 5800 University Boulevard
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 2E4 Canada
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Between June 28 and 30, I will be attending this year's Conference of the International Jacques Ellul Society at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jacques Ellul (1912-94) is best known as one of the premier voices of the 20th century analyzing the emergence, characteristics, and challenges of the “technological society” --- the growing and seemingly irresistible dominance of technological tools, processes, and values over the whole of life and the whole of the world. But the Bordeaux sociologist simultaneously…

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July 2018

Common Reading Series

July 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H3H3 Canada
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Common Readings is a reading series hosted and curated by Toronto poet Daniel Kincade Renton with support from the Common Readings Collective. Join us on Monday, July 23rd and engage with the works of poets Al Moritz, Nyla Matuk, Jeff Latosik who will all be reading from their recent collections and their works in progress. Jul 23, 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 3H3, Canada Pay-What-You-Can Come for the words and the…

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September 2018

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

September 9, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

On Sunday, September 9, I will be reading at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival alongside poets Carol Rose Daniels and Billy-Ray Belcourt in the "Visceral Verse" division. The festival takes place in the Village of Eden Mills, 12 km east of Guelph and 90 km west of Toronto. Our reading is at 2:30 pm in The Rivermead Venue. Join me for a day of pleasure! And view the full Sunday reading list here. For tickets, a full lists of events, and…

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Someone Editions launches Noctograms

September 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T1S3 Canada
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Someone Editions launches Noctograms, poems by Luciano Iacobelli, art by Deborah Barnett, the second in Someone Editions' Little Letterpress series. With readings by Someone Editions authors Albert Moritz and Beatriz Hausner. Luciano Iacobelli and Deborah Barnett will be signing copies of this limited, exquisitely produced publication. Admission is free. Raise a glass and nibble away, while celebrating poetry, art and fine printing! R.S.V.P. via Facebook

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Atwater Poetry Project

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Avenue
Westmount, Quebec H3Z1X4
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On Thursday, September 27, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, at the Atwater Library and Computer Centre in Westmount, Quebec, I will be reading with talented poets Rebecca Păpucaru & Moez Surani as part of the Atwater Poetry Project. The event is FREE and everyone is welcome. All of our books will be for sale. This event is a co-presentation with the University of New Brunswick’s 2018 Poetry Weekend. RSVP via Facebook now! REBECCA PĂPUCARU’S first collection of poetry, The Panic Room…

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Poetry Weekend at UNB

September 29, 2018 - September 30, 2018

I will be in Fredericton at the University of New Brunswick's annual Poetry Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th, 2018. I will read at two events. More information to follow. In the meantime, check out the Poetry Weekend Facebook Page.

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October 2018

UPEI Winter’s Tales

October 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Faculty Lounge, SDU Main Building, UPEI, 550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada
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Join me on October 1 at 7:30pm in the Faculty Lounge of the SDU Main Building at the University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, for UPEI's Winter's Tales. I will read from my selected poems The Sparrow. From UPEI: A.F. Moritz’ all-seasons subject matter includes love and eroticism; divine presence and mortality; contemplation of nature; history, modernity, and current events; philosophical, ethical, sociological, and political inquiry; and an elegant evocation of life’s exaltation and ennui, emptiness and fulness. At UPEI,…

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SMU Reading Series with Rachel Lebowitz

October 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Oaks Estate, 5290 Gorsebrook Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H1G2 Canada
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At 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, I will be reading with Rachel Lebowitz at St. Mary's University in Halifax. This event takes place on campus at the Oaks Estate, 5290 Gorsebrook Ave . Feel free to RSVP via Facebook. I hope you will attend!  

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Art Bar Poetry Series: Frank, Jenoff, Moritz

October 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Art Bar Poetry Series at the Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T1S3 Canada
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On Tuesday, October 16th, at 8:00 p.m., I will be a featured reader at the Art Bar Poetry Series. I will take the stage alongside featured poets Linda Frank and Marvyne Jenoff. Our host will be Terry Trowbridge. The Art Bar is held at the Free Times Café at 320 College Street in Toronto. There is a $5 cover charge for the event. RSVP via Facebook! Linda Frank Linda Frank was born in Montreal but now lives in Hamilton. She…

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Reading and Talk for Members of the Arts & Letters Club

October 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1G7 Canada
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On Monday, October 22, I will be giving a reading and talk on my Selected Poems, The Sparrow, for Members of the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto. More information to follow.

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