NIGHT OUT WITH AUTHORS is a bi-monthly reading series held in Toronto, conceived as a vehicle for bringing readers together with local published, genre-fiction authors in a friendly, casual way. Our goal is to showcase the wealth of writing talent in Canada and to introduce readers to authors and genres they might not have considered reading in the past. We build plenty of time into the evenings for Q&A sessions, so come learn more about the many wonderful authors who live in our area.

Collectively, founding members Ann Lethbridge, Mary Sullivan, Kate Bridges and Margaret Moore have had more then 90 books published, including contemporary and historical romance, Young Adult, mystery and steampunk. We are passionate about genre fiction!

Kelly Armstrong, reading from OMENS, during a past Night Out.

Kelly Armstrong, reading from OMENS, during a past Night Out.

Our first two events were a lot of fun. In November, we added an Open Mic for Writers to the evening and the response was so positive it will be a permanent feature at future events. The Open Mic is open to any published or unpublished author to read from a completed work of genre fiction, from a novel, short story or novella, but please no sex or violence. With the Open Mic, we hope to showcase even more local talent! We hold our readings at the Tranzac Club where the atmosphere is easy and the audience enthusiastic, so this is a non-threatening opportunity to practice reading your work. When you arrive, drop your name into a jar at the door and eight to ten names will be drawn for the Open Mic.

Click here for full details about the Open Mic.

Please join us on Monday, January 20th, from 7:15 until 9:00, when our guest authors will be:

Doors open at 6:30. There is a $5 admission charge to cover the cost of renting the room. The Tranzac is a great venue in that you are allowed to bring in food, but please purchase all drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, from the Club.

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