Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 9:00 PM
Performance, Reading: 39th Festival Edition

Lakeside Terrace, Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18

Our Lakeside Terrace sets the stage for two Poetry Cabarets this year, when the mighty spoken word ignites the night air with razor-sharp work by some of the hottest poets in Canada. This is a showcase of the poetry world’s cream of the crop, fronted by a sparkling and sidesplitting host. Enjoy live music, insightful readings, a cool vibe and a cash bar. This event will be hosted by Seán Cullen.

Two nights only! Visit Poetry Cabaret #2 on Thursday, October 25, 9-10pm here.

Click below to book single tickets to this event, or click here to customize a 4-Event Package for $65.


  • Joanne Arnott

    Joanne Arnott is a Métis/mixed-blood writer, editor and arts activist, originally from Manitoba, at home on the West Coast. Her book Wiles of Girlhood won the Gerald Lampert Award (LCP 1992). She has published eight other books, including Halfling spring: an internet romance (Kegedonce 2013) and A Night for the Lady (Ronsdale 2013). She was a founding member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast, and a past volunteer with The Writers Union of Canada and The Writers’ Trust of Canada. She is currently Poetry Editor for EVENT Magazine. Joanne received the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Literary Arts in 2017.

  • Seán Cullen

    Multiple Gemini/Canadian Screen Award/Canadian Comedy Award-winner Seán Cullen has been entertaining audiences for decades. His stage and screen credits include CBC’s Seán Cullen Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Showcase series Slings and Arrows, and the Canadian Mirvish production of Mel Brooks' The Producers. Cullen is also the award-winning author of two series of novels for young adults: Hamish X and The Prince of Neither Here Nor There.

  • Catherine Graham

    Catherine Graham is a Toronto-based writer. The Celery Forest, Graham’s sixth poetry collection, was shortlisted for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry, named a CBC Best Book of the Year and appears on the CBC Books Ultimate Canadian Poetry List. Her debut novel Quarry won an Independent Publisher Book Awards gold medal for fiction, “The Very Best!” Book Awards for Best Fiction and was a finalist for the Fred Kerner Book Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto where she won an Excellence in Teaching Award and is a previous winner of TIFA’s Poetry NOW competition. Visit her at www.catherinegraham.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @catgrahampoet  

  • Karen Mulhallen

    Karen Mulhallen

    Karen Mulhallen has published 22 books and numerous articles on the arts and has spent her life working on magazines and journals while also lecturing, teaching literature, creative writing, and fine art. She has edited more than 150 issues of Descant magazine and published and lectured widely in North America and Europe. Karen’s work has been published in Serbo-Croatian, Italian, Turkish, Bosnian, French, and Spanish. Visit karenmulhallen.com.

  • Paul Vermeersch

    Paul Vermeersch

    Paul Vermeersch is a poet, professor, artist and editor. The author of five previous collections of poetry, including The Reinvention of the Human Hand, a finalist for the Trillium Book Award, and Don’t Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something, he teaches in the Creative Writing & Publishing program at Sheridan College and is senior editor at Wolsak and Wynn Publishers, where he runs the Buckrider Books imprint. He lives in Toronto.