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 Strangers on a Train reading will take place on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00pm. Join us for a special inter-campus Creative Writing event, featuring readings from Creative Writing instructors and students from postsecondary institutions across Metro Vancouver.

Join the Facebook event for updates.

Zoom link: Meeting ID: 660 5908 6517

Featuring readings by:

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    • Jasjit Mann (student)
    • Aislinn Hunter (instructor; The Certainties)
  • Capilano University
    • Jill Patrick (student)
    • Leah Bailly (instructor)
  • Langara College
    • Tiffany Tran (student)
    • Kathleen Oliver (instructor; Swollen Tongues)

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