Strangers on a Train is a monthly reading series, hosted by the snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ / 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:

The next Strangers on a Train reading will take place on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00pm.

Join us to for a our annual Cross-Campus reading. This event will feature readings by several Creative Writing instructors and students from postsecondary institutions from across Metro-Vancouver. We're back online for this one!

Zoom link: (Meeting ID: 683 1734 7787)

Join the Facebook event for updates.

Featuring readings by:

  • Sanem Güvenç Salgirli (Instructor - Emily Carr University of Art & Design)
  • TBA (Student - Emily Carr University of Art & Design)
  • Renée Sarojini Saklikar (Instructor - Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
  • Shirin Moradi Gálvez (Student - Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
  • Thor Polukoshko (Instructor - Langara College)
  • TBA (Student - Langara College)

Upcoming Readings:

  • Tuesday, March 28 @ 7:00pm

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