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Canadian Literature

In My Community

London Writers’ Society
This group offers information, support, community and literary exposure for London, Ontario area writers. The group is open to aspiring writers at all levels and meets on the third Thursday of each month.

Poetry London
Poetry London hosts a dynamic mix of voices - from established Canadian poets to new and local writers.  They also cooperate with several othe venues to provide national poets multi-stop Ontario tours.

London Poetry Slam
A monthly poetry slam series for spoken word artists, poets, emcees and word lovers in London.  Poetry slams are energetic spoken word/performance poetry competitions where the emphasis is on the connection between the audience and the speaker.

Letters and Arts Society at Fanshawe College in London
Offers a free public Reading Series that supports locally, nationally and internationally acclaimed published Canadian authors in various genre in order to increase awareness and appreciation of the arts in our community. Please visit the website for a current schedule.

The Writer-in-Residence at Western University
The mandate of the residency is to provide support for an accomplished writer while allowing the community as a whole to benefit from the writer’s creativity and expertise. The Writer-in-Residence, gives readings, visits classrooms, takes on leadership roles at literary and cultural events in the community and holds office hours on campus to offer feedback to and consultation with amateur creative writers.


Libraries and Archives Canada - Literature
Library and Archives Canada holds a vast collection of Canadian literature, including translations of these works into other languages. The collections cover small literary presses, private presses and the book arts and include books and periodicals about Canadian literature and its history. Find access to databases, research guides and virtual exhibitions related to Canadian literature as well as the Canadian Poetry Audio Archives.

Open Book Ontario
Your connection to Ontario's vibrant literary scene. Fresh daily content includes news, profiles, interviews and features; literary events are listed on the Events page and there is an ever-growing map of Ontario's literary landmarks.

49th Shelf
Discover Canadian books in all genres, from bestselling authors to new talent, from publishers large and small, from all regions of the country.  You can search for specific titles or browse the book lists Literary Collections and Literary Criticism.