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

**Please note that all upcoming Strangers on a Train readings will take place online over Zoom (see specific links below).**

The next full Strangers on a Train reading will take place on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00pm. This reading will be something of a "re-do" of our March event which was cancelled due to COVID-19, with several of our March participants joining us to read this month.

Join the Facebook event for updates.

Zoom link: / Meeting ID: 972 5255 2350

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

  • Additional dates TBA

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