Atwater Poetry Project

Atwater Library and Computer Centre 1200 Atwater Avenue, Westmount, Quebec

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 […]

Dead Poets Society Night, 2021

Clinton's 693 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Dead Poets Society Night On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, The Art Bar Poetry Series returns to Clinton's (693 Bloor West) for in-person events, starting with the 18th annual meeting of The Dead Poets Society. The Dead Poets Society Night is an annual tradition at the Art Bar Poetry Series, normally held in mid-December. Those poets […]


Crosscurrents I

I'm pleased to invite you to a special evening of readings and conversation with Victoria College Faculty and authors Adam Sol, Albert Moritz, Robert McGill and Sarah Dowling, "Crosscurrents Part 1: Vic Faculty Reading & Discussion", on Tuesday, March 15, 6:00pm EST. The event will be hosted by writer, editor and teacher Canisia Lubrin. The event is open to the […]

The Spirit of Poetry Across Ontario

Readings by Poet Laureates across Ontario in celebration of National Poetry Month. Time & location Apr 21, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT Virtual on Zoom About the event Use the following link to join the Zoom meeting at the time of the event: Launch Zoom meeting List of Ontario Poet Laureates Al Moritz – Toronto […]

Toronto International Festival of Authors, 2022

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is Canada’s largest and longest-running literary festival, presented with a vision to inspire, empower and connect through the art of stories. Join us annually every fall, to meet, hear and learn from the world’s leading contemporary authors. In 2022, the 43rd Edition of the Toronto International Festival of Authors […]

TIFA: Theater of War, The Waste Land Project

REGISTER TO WATCH IN PERSON REGISTER TO WATCH ONLINE Poets from Ukraine, Toronto, and other parts of the world come together across borders and boundaries to present readings and reflections on each other’s poems as a catalyst for dialogue, healing, connection and community. The Waste Land Project is a live, hybrid exchange to help frame […]

TIFA: The ReRead, A.F. Moritz on T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land

Join us at the Toronto International Festival of Authors, as we explore the influential books and writers who defined genres and captivated readers for decades. Each session of The Re-Read features a contemporary writer discussing a favourite book or author, to offer their insight as an author and share their joy as a reader. In […]

Emma Goldman Symposium: Remembering Goldman Through Poetry

I will be attending a one-day event entitled "A Symposium on Emma Goldman 82 Years After Her Death in Toronto" on Saturday, October 15, in the Main Floor Theatre of the St. Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.At 5:00pm, I will be introduced as the featured reader in the panel, "Remembering Goldman Through Poetry" chaired […]

Minstrels & Bards Halloween Edition 2022

The Minstrels & Bards reading series presents a celebration of Halloween with poetry and music. The event takes place from 7:00pm to 9:15 pm on Tuesday, October 25th, at the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto. Featured readers and all attendees are encouraged to come as a persona, in masquerade or in costume. The event […]

Five Poets Breaking into Song #7

Please join me at The Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto at 7:00pm on November 19 for an evening of poetry, music, and song. The evening features the work of five poets: Ayesha Chatterjee, Irving Layton , Gwedolyn MacEwen , Giovanna Riccio and myself. Musicians: Juliet Palmer , James Rolfe and Karen Usha […]

Launch of Ampersand Review, Issue 3 – POSTPONED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. I WILL POST THE NEW TIME AND DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Please join me on Thursday, February 23, 2023, for the launch of the Ampersand Review, Issue 3. Along with Naben Ruthnum and Ann Yu-Kyung Choi, I will take part in the panel on "Borders: […]

Launch of Ampersand Review, Issue 3 – NEW DATE

I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW DATE AND TIME FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE AMPERSAND REVIEW, ISSUE 3! Please join me on Thursday, March 23, 2023, for the launch of the Ampersand Review, Issue 3. Along with Naben Ruthnum and Ann Yu-Kyung Choi, I will take part in the panel on "Borders: Canadian Writing […]

Spring into Poetry at Main Street Library

The Ontario Poetry Society and Aeolus House Press present: The Spring Into Poetry Gathering Saturday April 15th, 20232 p.m. to 4 The Toronto Public Library, Main Street Branch137 Main Street, Toronto, OntarioBasement Community Room(Wheelchair & Walker Access by Elevator)Hosted by Allan Briesmaster, Publisher, Aeolus House & I.B. (Bunny) Iskov, Founder, The Ontario Poetry SocietyFree […]

Minstrels and Bards Spring 2023

Join me on Tuesday, April 25th at 5:45 pm, in the Southern Cross Lounge at the Tranzac Club in Toronto for Minstrels and Bards. Hosted by Brenda Clews, Minstrels and Bards is a quarterly Soirée celebrating writing and music. For Spring 2023, Beatriz Hausner and I will be the featured poets, along with featured musicians […]

Art Bar Poetry Series, 2023

Save the Date! Please join me at 7:00pm on Monday, May 15, at the Free Times Café for the Art Bar Poetry Series. I will join fellow poets Khashayar Mohammadi and Shelly Grace for a trio of readings followed by an Open Mic. RSVP on Facebook now! Follow the Art Bar on Twitter Check out […]

secret handshake reading series

Save the date! On Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 1:30 p.m., I will take part in Bill Bissett's secret handshake reading series, at its new location, 360 College St. 3rd floor #301. I will read alongside fellow poets Andrea Thompson, Kate de Jong, Kedrick James, Adeena Karasick, Honey Novick, Marcy Rogers, Andrea Thompson and David Tinmouth. […]

Confluence Concerts: Wound Turned to Light

Confluence Concerts: Wound Turned to Light 6:45 p.m., Pre-Show Chat7:30 p.m., ConcertSaturday, October 14, 2023The Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto M5R 2E3TICKETS Please join us for Confluence Concerts: Wound Turned to Light, the live launch of composer James Rolfe’s beautiful settings of the work of a wide variety of poets, created during the pandemic. […]

She Who Lies Above Launch

Book*hug Press and Flying Books invite you to celebrate the launch of Beatriz Hausner's latest poetry collection, She Who Lies Above. With special guest moderator Al Moritz! Details:Tuesday, November 21st, 2023Event from 6:30-8:00 pm ETFlying Books, 784 College Street, Toronto ONAdmission is free. All are welcome to attend.Books will be available for purchase, and, of […]

Poetry at the Phoenix – POSTPONED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR A RAIN DATE! The West End Phoenix is proud to present poets A.F. Moritz and Linda Besner on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at their space at 3 Bartlett Avenue in Toronto. Doors open at 7 PM. Tickets are Pay What You Can at the door. No […]

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