Strangers on a Train is a monthly reading series, hosted by the 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

The next Strangers on a Train will take place on Thursday, November 21 at 5:00pm. Please note our new location: Hood 29 (4470 Main St). Our November reading is going to be a special Langara-readers edition, featuring readings from Langara students, faculty, and staff.

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Featuring readings by:

  • Deborah Blacklock (English Department)
  • Glenn Deefholts (English Department)
  • Jessica Gordon (Langara student)
  • Heather Jessup (English Department)
  • Estella Kuchta (English Department)
  • Ameena Mayer (English Department)
  • Hailey Orrange (Langara student)
  • Linh Pham (Langara student)

  • Thor Polukoshko (English Department)
  • Daniel Poirier (English Department)
  • Erin Robb (English Department)
  • Leah Sharzer (English Department)
  • Shahin Virji (Langara College Foundation)

Upcoming Readings

  • January 28 (cross-campus creative writing reading)
  • February 18 (Rhea Tregebov, Emily Osborne, Noor Fadel)
  • March 24 (Cole Mash)

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