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. The Kino Cafe is wheelchair-accessible. The venue has one floor, there are no stairs at the entrance, and the washrooms are fully accessible. The tables can be moved and adjusted, if needed, to allow for accessible seating anywhere in the cafe.

Next Reading

The next Strangers on a Train will be held as part of Langara's Beyond 49 Community Day and will feature readings from a selection of  Langara alumni who have read at our previous events.

Saturday, June 15th at Langara College @ 3:15 PM

Join the Facebook event for updates. (Coming soon.)

Featuring readings by:

  • Amy Sture
  • d.f. parizeau
  • Karol Pasciano
  • Ana Pacheco
  • Marc Perez

Upcoming Readings

  • Strangers on a Train returns in September. Stay tuned for updates!

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