Archives: Events

Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

  • This event has passed.

October 2019

Literary and Lemon Peel Pie Society Appearance

October 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On October 20, at 7:00pm, I will give a special presentation to the Literary and Lemon Pie Peel Society on "the story poem."  More details to follow.

Find out more »

Club Night: A.F. Moritz in Conversation with Michael Redhill

October 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Toronto Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1G7 Canada
+ Google Map

On Monday, October 21, 2019, I will have a discussion with Michael Redhill at a dinner for members of the Arts & Letters Club (14 Elm Street, Toronto). This will conclude my tenure as the E.J. Pratt Special Member for Literature of the Club. This is a private event reserved for members of the Toronto Arts & Letters Club.

Find out more »

Launch of The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2019

October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J2G8 Canada
+ Google Map

The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2019 features the 50 finest Canadian poems published annually in periodicals, ushering readers into the heart of Canada’s vibrant poetry scene. This launch celebrates the latest edition, published by Biblioasis, and will feature a rich gathering of poets—including Gary Barwin, Sue Chenette, Adebe Derango-Adem, D.A. Lockhart, Katie McGarry, Jimmy McInnes, Sadiqa de Meijer, A.F. Moritz, Alexandra Oliver, Souvankham Thammavongsa and guest editors Rob Taylor and Amanda Jernigan. Hosted by Anita Lahey. Refreshments will be served. Cash bar. This event is free, but Registration is Recommended.

Find out more »

November 2019

Mayor’s Evening for the Arts 2019

November 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Boulevard, South Building
Toronto, ON M5V 3L9 Canada
+ Google Map

The Toronto Arts Foundation, with the support of Mayor Tory, will return with the Mayor’s Evening for the Arts on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Boulevard. Cocktails begin at 6:00 pm with dinner at 7:00. This evening's goal is to raise $1.3 million for Arts in the Parks and other ambitious Toronto Arts Foundation programs championed by Mayor Tory. Since Arts in the Parks was established in 2016, Toronto Arts Foundation has raised over…

Find out more »

December 2019

Shab-e She’r Poetry Night

December 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2M7 Canada
+ Google Map

On Tuesday, December 17, I will be a featured reader at Shab-e She'r Poetry Night LXXX. This event takes place from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in the Main hall at The Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave, in Toronto. RSVP on the Facebook Event Page now! From the organizers: Shab-e She’r is Toronto’s most diverse and brave poetry reading and open mic series. This month's featured poets are A. F. Moritz & Janice Jo Lee, with hosts Bänoo Zan and Terese…

Find out more »

City Hall Christmas Concert

December 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H2N2
+ Google Map

Toronto City Hall Christmas Concert 54th Annual Holiday Tradition!   Enjoy Christmas carols and seasonal favourites performed by the internationally acclaimed Toronto Mass Choir, Toronto Beaches Children’s & Youth Chorus ,  Pan Fantasy Steelband, and Tower Brass at Toronto City Hall. The event will also feature a reading by Toronto Poet Laureate, A.F. Moritz , and a special guest appearance by Santa Claus. Bring your voice and carol at one of City Hall’s longest-running traditions, taking place each year since the…

Find out more »

February 2020

Celebration of Life of Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

February 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H2N2
+ Google Map

Please join me on Tuesday, February 4th 2020 to celebrate the life and work of Toronto's late Poet Laureate, Pier Giorgio Di Cicco. Father Pier Giorgio Di Cicco was the city's second Poet Laureate from 2004 to 2009. Di Cicco extended the role of Poet Laureate beyond the area of arts advocacy and into the realm of “civic aesthetic”, a term coined to define the building of a city by citizenship, civic ethic and urban psychology. He died on December…

Find out more »

POETRY IN UNION 2020

February 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Station, 61 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E6 Canada
+ Google Map

The League of Canadian Poets and Toronto’s Union Station are excited to present Poetry in Union 2020, a public art experience. At this event, a selection of Toronto’s strongest, most diverse and most talented poets will provide personalized poetry on request to reflect participants’ own experiences and stories. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with an artist to create a romantic valentine’s gift, celebrate a friend, experience, or key moment. I will deliver an opening address at noon at…

Find out more »

April 2020

Poetry and Healing Launch #NPM2020

April 1, 2020

With Poetry & Healing, we all can explore the indigenous concept of “medicine,” the healing power of words, and the transformative and inspiring power of poetry. - Kate Marshall Flaherty Please join me for the League of Canadian Poets' inaugural fundraiser for Sick Kids Hospital, "Poetry & Healing." Over the month of April, twelve poets will share recordings of their poetry and discuss the healing journey of writing, reading, listening, and meditation. The roster of poets includes Al Moritz, Luciano…

Find out more »

AS FAR AS YOU KNOW RELEASE DATE

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020 is the Release Date for my next Collection of Poems, As Far as You Know! For details on ordering, please visit As Far As You Know! And please reference my Events Calendar for online events related to the release!  

Find out more »

Anansi Poetry Bash: Toronto Launch of As Far As You Know [DELAYED/ONLINE?]

April 16, 2020

DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS, THIS APPEARANCE HAS BEEN DELAYED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY TO SEE IF AN ONLINE OPTION BECOMES AVAILABLE. Mark Your Calendars! On April 16th, I will be launching As Far As You Know with my fellow Anansi poets. Stay tuned for the venue and time!

Find out more »

Ottawa Poetry Bash [DELAYED]

April 17, 2020

DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS, THIS APPEARANCE HAS BEEN DELAYED Pencil This In Your Calendars!   April 17, 2020 is the Tentative Date for Anansi's Ottawa Poetry Bash! Final Date, Time, and Venue TBA. Learn more about my new collection: As Far As You Know!

Find out more »

Montreal Poetry Bash [DELAYED]

April 18, 2020

DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS, THIS APPEARANCE HAS BEEN DELAYED Pencil This In Your Calendars! April 18, 2020 is the Tentative Date for Anansi's Montreal Poetry Bash! Final Date, Time, and Venue TBA. Learn more about my new collection: As Far As You Know!

Find out more »

New York City/Brooklyn Poetry Tour [DELAYED]

April 20, 2020 - April 21, 2020

DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS, THIS APPEARANCE HAS BEEN DELAYED   Pencil This In Your Calendars! I will be travelling to New York for an Anansi Poetry tour on either April 20 or 21, 2020! Final Date, Time, and Venue TBA. Please continue checking my Events Calendar for updates. In the meantime, learn more about my new collection: As Far As You Know!

Find out more »

Guelph Poetry Bash [DELAYED]

April 20, 2020 - April 21, 2020

DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS, THIS APPEARANCE HAS BEEN DELAYED   Pencil this in your Calendars!   I will be travelling to Guleph with the Anansi Poetry tour on either April 20 or 21, 2020! Final Date, Time, and Venue TBA. Please continue checking my Events Calendar for updates. In the meantime, learn more about my new collection: As Far As You Know!

Find out more »

A.F. Moritz reads “The Healer is Dead,” Poetry & Healing #NPM2020

April 21, 2020

The roster of poets includes Al Moritz, Luciano Iacobelli, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Lois Lorimer, Daniel David Moses, Ronna Bloom, Rajinderpal Pal, Catherine Graham, Dr. Conor McDonnell, Jacob Shier, Ayesha Chatterjee, and Corrado Paina. While you enjoy the readings and meditations, feel free to make a donation to SickKids Hospital in partnership with the League of Canadian Poets via the link on the Poetry & Healing webpage or its duplicate, here: https://www.sickkidsdonations.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=4663891 I hope you'll visit and revisit Poetry and Healing…

Find out more »

Emma Goldman 80 Years Later [Tentative Appearance – DELAYED]

April 25, 2020

DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS, THIS APPEARANCE HAS BEEN DELAYED   April 25, 2020 Time and Location TBA "Emma Goldman 80 Years Later" is a Symposium on Emma Goldman held on the date of Goldman's death in Toronto. Barring conflict with my upcoming poetry tour, I am to deliver a poem. And, with my partner, Theresa Moritz, I may deliver a talk on Goldman's years in Toronto, drawn from our book, The World's Most Dangerous Woman. More information to…

Find out more »

CBC RADIO INTERVIEW WITH TOM POWER: THE CURRENT & Q

April 28, 2020

You'll have two chances to hear me chat with Tom Power on CBC Radio tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. In the morning, you can listen for me on The Current between 8:30 and 11:00 am EST. Here's a link to this program's Home Page. And here's the link to CBC Listen Live. In the evening, you can listen for the same interview rebroadcast on CBC RADIO ONE TORONTO: Q with Tom Power between 8:00 and 10:00pm EST.  Here's a link…

Find out more »

“Poem in Your Pocket Day,” Poetry & Healing #NPM2020

April 30, 2020

On April 30, 2020, Poetry and Healing presents “Poem in Your Pocket” day. The League of Canadian Poets will publish each of the featured poems in the Poetry and Healing series online to celebrate the close of #NPM2020. What is Poetry and Healing? It's the League of Canadian Poets’ inaugural fundraiser for Sick Kids Hospital. Over the month of April, twelve poets share recordings of their poetry and discuss the healing journey of writing, reading, listening, and meditation. The roster…

Find out more »

May 2020

Canada Performs – Postponed

May 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

I've had to postpone my appearance at this event. Look for me to reschedule in the weeks ahead!. Save the date and time for a live online event. May 20, 2020 3:00 p.m. More information to follow!

Find out more »

July 2020

Toronto Unites Online for Canada Day 2020

July 1, 2020

Celebrate Canada Day Remotely! On July 1, three livestream programs showcasing Toronto’s top talent from performing arts to culinary & comedy will unite all neighbourhoods, all ages & all cultures. I've recorded a special greeting from Toronto's Poet Laureate to air during Toronto's Canada Day 2020 Celebrations! Closed captioning will be available for all Canada Day 2020 streaming and broadcast services. For all of the details, visit: toronto.ca/canadaday. #OhCanada #CanadaDayTO.   PROGRAMS INCLUDE: The Next Generation Leahy Canadian Pancake Breakfast, 9…

Find out more »

KFB JULY/AUGUST BUNDLE

July 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020

The KFB SELECTS SUBSCRIPTION SERIES offers twelve monthly selections of the latest and best in contemporary poetry selected by knife | fork | book. Subscribers may join at any time of the year to begin a twelve month subscription! Right now, the KFB subscription series is on sale, such that subscribers will receive an additional 20% off the 12-month series, or the equivalent of TWO FREE BOOKS in a year! Please note, that KFB allows for substitutions! If you have the title…

Find out more »

August 2020

HOWL Radio Interview – CIUT 89.5 FM Toronto

August 4, 2020 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

On Tuesday, August 4, between 10 and 11pm, I will appear on Tuesday Night's instalment of HOWL on CIUT 89.5 FM Toronto, interviewed by Valentino Assenza! Check it out: https://ciut.fm/shows/howl/  

Find out more »

Hot Nights. Cool Poets. Eden Mills Writers Festival. ZOOM REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

August 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

EMWF Showcase: Hot Nights. Cool Poets. In partnership with the League of Canadian Poets Friday August 28, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST (online) or Saturday August 29, 10:00 a.m. Australian EST Presenters: Cicely Belle Blain, Burning Sugar, Sadiqa de Meijer, The Outer Wards, Mathew Henderson, Roguelike, Julie Joosten, Nought, Canisia Lubrin, The Dyzgraphxst, Randy Lundy, Field Notes for the Self, A. F. Moritz, As Far As You Know, Tyler Pennock, Bones, Rasiqra Revulva, Cephalopography 2.0, Kevin Spenst, Hearts Amok, John Steffler, And Yet, Lily Wang, Saturn Peach. Heartbreak, hope, memory, body, trauma, motherhood, mayhem, love, self,…

Find out more »

Poetry in Translation: East Meets West with Anna Yin

August 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

On Saturday, August 29, at 3:00 p.m., join me for Poetry in Translation: East Meets West, a zoom interview with Anna Yin. We will read and discuss poetry and translation, touching upon the myth of "lost in translation," the art of re-creation, and the mutual exchange or benefits of the process. This is part two of a four part series, featuring poets Molly Peacock , myself, , Alice Major and George Elliott Clarke with the translator Anna Yin.  A fifth,…

Find out more »

September 2020

Winnipeg International Writers Festival : THIN AIR 2020

September 20, 2020 - October 12, 2020

Sunday, September 20, 2020 marks the launch of the Winnipeg International Writers Festival's THIN AIR 2020. The event will be going virtual in 2020 and will be self-paced for three weeks in September and October. Go to Thin Air to register for free. And start your self paced exploration of this amazing virtual festival! Keep apprised on Thin Air: https://thinairfestival.ca/ I am featured here: https://thinairfestival.ca/user/121/ And my reading is also available via youtube: https://youtu.be/zjPSLUHiLuw

Find out more »

Word on the Street

September 26, 2020 - September 27, 2020

Join me at a new, virtual Word on the Street. This celebration of books and magazine goes online Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, 2020. Register via eventbrite now! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-word-on-the-street-2020-virtual-festival-tickets-117603253497 Admission is free, but donations are also accepted upon registration. Here's a link to the festival calendar: https://toronto.thewordonthestreet.ca/event-directory/festival-weekend/ I am slated to appear on a panel with Randy Lundy and Sachiko Murakami on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 11:00am in a reading and interview moderated by Kirby of Knife…

Find out more »

Word on the Street: Poets on the Tangibility of Living

September 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

As part of this year's virtual Word on the Street Programming, join poets Sachiko Murakami (Render), Randy Lundy (Field Notes for the Self), and myself, as we traverse a series of befores and afters, experiencing the darknesses of life and exploring what comes after. This event will be moderated by Kirby of Knife | Fork | Book. I do hope you'll join our livestream. Here's the tentative youtube address for the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfiqbSgi8x0&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=TheWordOnTheStreetToronto This event is co-sponsored by the Kingston Writers' Fest! Closed…

Find out more »

October 2020

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Poetry on the Front Lines

October 22, 2020 - November 1, 2020

This fall, join me at the Toronto International Festival of Authors. This event will take place online from October 22 to November 1, 2020. I am pleased to be taking part in the event via Poetry on the Front Lines: The Toronto Writers Collective (TWC) empowers the voices and illuminates the undiscovered strength in Toronto’s most vulnerable and disenfranchised communities. We have worked with TWC and A.F. Moritz, Toronto’s sixth Poet Laureate, to create a special video installation at Union…

Find out more »

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Toronto Writers Collective Launch

October 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join me for the Toronto International Festival of Authors, where, on October 22, 2020 at 5:oo pm, I will be part of the Toronto Writers Collective Launch. Celebrate the launch of two new anthologies from the Toronto Writers Collective (TWC): Front Lines: Bent Not Broken and Front Lines: Until the Woods Run Pure. The books feature the work of marginalized and vulnerable voices in Toronto who participate in the TWC’s ongoing writing workshops. The event will feature readings from a selection of…

Find out more »

Tartan Turban Secret Readings #27, A Political Poetry Reading

October 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join me online on October 23, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for Tartan Turban Secret Readings #27, A Political Poetry Reading, curated by Kate Rogers and Bänoo Zan. I'll be a featured reader, along with Andrea Thompson, Diana Manole and Lisa Richter. Tartan Turban Secret Reading #27 is a virtual reading. Along with my fellow writers, I will be reading my work on webcam, and our audience will be attending the readings virtually via Barrett and Welsh’s Google…

Find out more »

November 2020

Ottawa International Writers Festival/Versefest2020: As Far As You Know with A.F. Moritz

November 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 Moritz’s sensibility is unique: melancholic, intellectual, comic, erotic, pitying . . . The emotional content of Moritz’s work is so abundant and accessible that the reader is never lost. — National Post Join me on Sunday, November 8, at 2pm for an online event co-sponsored by The Ottawa International Writers Festival & Versefest2020. I will be interviewed by my friend, acclaimed poet David O’Meara.  To RSVP for As Far As You Know with A.F. Moritz, head to WritersFestival.Org. You can…

Find out more »

Victoria College Faculty Reading

November 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  On November 19, at 3pm, I will take part in the Victoria College Faculty Reading series along with colleague and fellow poet, Sarah Dowling. This event will take place via zoom. There is no charge. However, you must pre-register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsc-GhqT8vGdwdmA4u91HEx9JizEyKo0n7?fbclid=IwAR3HyOXtnHCl30-lCAEXH1Nk9gIOCdLZKqpGnyTRKbUHdRSQxtBZ53vfQGQ   I hope you'll attend!

Find out more »

February 2021

Here is Elswehere

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Please join me for HERE IS ELSEWHERE, Literature in Translation on Friday, February 19, 2021, from 7 -8 PM. Together with LUCIANO IACOBELLI, I will discuss and read the poetry of LUDWIG ZELLER. Our moderator will be BEATRIZ HAUSNER. This event will air live on Zoom. Please contact info@attlc-ltac.org via email to register for the link. The event will be recorded. It is presented by Literary Translators’ Association of Canada / Association des traducteurs  et traductrices littéraires du Canada,  as part of its focus…

Find out more »

March 2021

SMU Reading Series, Don Domanski: A Celebration

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Please join me on March 4, 2021, at 7:30 pm EST for the Saint Mary's University Reading Series, Don Domanski: A Celebration. This is a live zoom event dedicated to the poetry of Don Domanski, winner of the Governor General's Award, the CBC Literary Prize, and the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Award, among other honours. Readers include: Brian Bartlett, Yvonne Blomer, Marilyn Bowering, Lorna Crozier, Barry Dempster, Tonja Gundvaldsen Klaassen, Ross Leckie, Richard Lemm, Tim Lilburn, Alexander MacLeod,…

Find out more »

City Hall Reading

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

On Wednesday, March 10, at approximately 9:30 am, in my role as Toronto's Poet Laureate, I will present a poem marking one full year of Toronto's dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Those who wish to hear me read this live may join by watching the City of Toronto's Youtube Channel tomorrow, at approximately 9:30am: Please join me to mark this occasion.

Find out more »

April 2021

Gordon Hill Press Spring Launch

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gordon Hill Press is launching its spring titles in collaboration with Knife | Fork | Book on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 3 PM EDT. Join us to hear readings from Roxanna Bennett's The Untranslatable I, Khashayar Mohammadi's Me, You, Then Snow, A. F. Moritz's The Garden, and Concetta Principe's Stars Need Counting. The authors will also be available for a Q&A. While the event is free, you must pre-register via Eventbrite for access: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gordon-hill-press-spring-2021-book-launch-tickets-146609632357?fbclid=IwAR2-rYqW_3icboyWI3hnmJDW7gUHN1YxomDRBnt7893udm_e7JREoNYx1as  For more information, visit the Event…

Find out more »

September 2021

Word on the Street: Celebrating the 2021 Trillium Book Award

September 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Word On The Street presents Celebrating the 2021 Trillium Book Award Celebrating finalists for the 2021 Trillium Book Award, Ontario's leading award for literature, awarded by Ontario Creates. Moderated by Deborah Dundas, Books Editor for the Toronto Star. This panel will stream live Saturday, September 25 at 11:30am ET. Register for this FREE event via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/celebrating-the-2021-trillium-book-award-tickets-167760103987 Panelists Craig Davidson was born and grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, near Niagara Falls. He has published four previous books of literary fiction, including Rust…

Find out more »

October 2021

CanLitscape Poets & Storytellers: JLF Toronto

October 2 - October 3

A reading of my poem, "House," will be featured in the CanLitscape Poets & Storytellers project as part of the Jaipur Literature Festival Toronto, October 2-3, 2021. Register HERE for free access to the entire weekend! https://jlflitfest.org/toronto/registration Here's the programme: You can also visit JLF Toronto at https://jlflitfest.org/toronto for more details. Follow along on all social media platforms: @JLFLitFest And visit JLF on YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/JaipurLitFestJLF

Find out more »

Ravine Days 2021, Poet Laureate Haiku

October 2 @ 12:01 am - October 11 @ 11:59 pm

The City of Toronto proudly celebrates Ravine Days from October 2 to October 11, 2021. Learn about the City of Toronto's beautiful ravine system, environmentally significant areas and their biodiversity. Self-directed activities, virtual and in-person events offer something for everyone to enjoy. Learn more at toronto.ca/ravines. #RavinesTO As Toronto's Poet Laureate, I will be providing a daily Haiku in celebration Toronto's Ravines. Follow Toronto Parks and Forestry's Social Media Accounts for each daily haiku! Twitter: @TorontoPFR or @TOTrees | Instagram:…

Find out more »
+ Export Events
Scroll to Top