Strangers on a Train is a monthly reading series, hosted by the snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ / Langara College English department, devoted to creating dialogue between writers and writing groups that would not typically interact with one another. Each event features writers from a variety of genres and backgrounds: from spoken word to highbrow prose – the up-and-coming, the student, and the venerable. The goal of the series is to encourage discussion and promote collaboration within Vancouver’s diverse literary community (or with members of other Canadian literary communities).

All events are free to attend and are open to the public.

Next Reading:

Our upcoming Strangers reading will be our annual Langara Reads event, which features a handful of 3-minute mini-readings from Langara faculty, staff, and students.

The reading will take place on Tuesday, November 28 at 7:00pm on campus in L224 (in the library). *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT WILL BE IN-PERSON

Join the Facebook event for updates.

Featuring readings by:

  • Athena Berting (Langara student)
  • Kina Cavicchioli (English instructor)
  • Glenn Deefholts (English instructor)
  • Heather Duff (English marker)
  • Jill Goldberg (English instructor)
  • Lucas Hames Shiguehara (International Education Assistant)
  • Isabella Kabir (Langara student)
  • Aliya Klughammer (Langara student)
  • Estella Kuchta (English instructor)
  • Ameena Mayer (English instructor)
  • Sean McAlister (English instructor)
  • Trevor Newland (English instructor)
  • Kathleen Oliver (English instructor)
  • Daniel Poirier (English instructor)
  • Thor Polukoshko (English instructor)
  • Aubyn Rader (English instructor)
  • Jordan Rudek (English instructor)
  • Guy Wilkinson (English instructor)
  • Sylvia Wvong (Langara student)

Upcoming Readings:

  • Stay tuned for 2024 dates!

For more information contact Thor Polukoshko ( or Daniel Poirier (, or follow Langara English on Facebook.