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Down the Road and a World Away Poets’ Tour: Montreal

29 October at 19:00 20:30 EDT

DOWN THE ROAD AND A WORLD AWAY: Readings from Writers Near and Far

Saturday, October 29, 2022
Adair Auditorium, Atwater Library & Computer Centre
4023 Tupper Street, Montreal, Quebec
Doors open: 6:30 p.m. | Show: 7 p.m.
In English

The Atwater Poetry Project is thrilled to host the Montreal stop of this one-of-a-kind poetry tour of rising writing talent from across Canada, including the 2020, 2021, and 2022 recipients of the RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award. The four poets will read from recent work before engaging in discussion on their emerging practices and writing in extraordinary times with APP Curator Faith Paré.

DOWN THE ROAD AND A WORLD AWAY is organized in partnership with PEN Canada, who will host the tour’s Toronto stop; the Literary Umbrella of Quebec; literary curator Linda Morra; and the Quebec Writers’ Federation, who is organizing a writing workshop with guest poet Isabella Wang on the afternoon of October 29th. Additional support is provided by Simon Fraser University and Harbour Publishing.

Copies of Fareh Malik’s STREAMS THAT LEAD SOMEWHERE (Mawenzi House, 2022) and Isabella Wang’s PEBBLE SWING (Nightwood Editions, 2021) will be available for sale thanks to this event’s bookselling partner, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.


The entrance to the library is located at 4023 TUPPER STREET on the south side of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre. Please note that the main entrance to the library (via Atwater Avenue) will NOT be accessible.

The Atwater Library is proudly wheelchair accessible. Access to an elevator that leads up to the Adair Auditorium (2nd floor) is available via the Tupper Street entrance. Watch the library’s guided tour to elevator use here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9QsHGwziiA. A washroom with access for wheelchairs and mobility devices is also available on the 2nd floor. If you have any questions or concerns about accessing the building, please contact the APP Curator by email (poetry@atwaterlibrary.ca), or the Atwater Library team by phone during working hours (514-935-7344, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.).

Please keep our community safe. Personnel on site will highly encourage the wearing of masks in the Adair Auditorium. Medical masks and KN95s will be available to attendees upon entry. Please note that the readers and the moderators may remove their masks when performing or addressing the audience.


29 October
19:00 – 20:30 EDTw
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1200 Atwater Avenue, 2nd floor
Westmount, QC
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