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:

The next Strangers on a Train reading will take place on Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00pm. This event is our annual Langara Reads event, which features a handful of 3-minute mini-readings from Langara faculty, staff, and students.

Join the Facebook event for updates.

Zoom link: (Meeting ID: 621 1338 0155)

This month's readers include:

  • Donald Belliveau (Langara student)
  • Deborah Blacklock (English Department)
  • Kina Cavicchioli (English Department)

  • Heather Duff (Marker)
  • Aliya Klughammer (Langara student)
  • Kathleen Oliver (English Department)

  • Thor Polukoshko (English Department)

  • Daniel Poirier (English Department)

  • Lucas Hames Shiguehara (Langara student)

Upcoming Readings:

  • 2023 readings TBA

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