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 the earlier than usual start time (to accomodate our East-coast readers)**

The next Strangers on a Train reading will take place on Tuesday, July 20th at 6:00pm.

Join the Facebook event for updates.

Zoom link: Meeting ID: 641 2296 6065

Featuring readings by:

  • Sue Goyette (Antithesis: A Memoir, Solstice 2020: An Archive)

  • Angela Bowden (Unspoken Truth: Unmuted and Unfiltered)

  • Heather Jessup (This Is Not a Hoax: Unsettling Truth in Canadian Culture)

  • Tarini Fernando

  • Junie Desil (eat salt | gaze at the ocean)

  • Kate Cunningham (Langara student)

Upcoming Readings:

TBA in September

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