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

**Due to the current situation, we are cancelling this month's Strangers on a Train. In times like these, though, we need poetry more than ever, so we are working on possibly posting some videos of our readers on the Langara English Facebook page (as well as other social media outlets). Please stay tuned for updates. Otherwise, we'll see you again in the fall when we resume our regular in-person readings. Stay healthy, everyone!**

The next Strangers on a Train will take place on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30). Please note our new location: The Book Warehouse (4118 Main St).

Join the Facebook event for updates.

Featuring readings by:

  • Francine Cunningham (ON/Me)
  • Aaron Chan (This City Is a Minefield)
  • Cole Mash (What You Did is All it Ever Means)
  • Noor Fadel (Langara student)
  • An Xu (Langara student)

Upcoming Readings

  • Strangers on a Train returns in the fall (details TBA)

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