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 take place on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00pm.

Join the Facebook event for updates.

Featuring readings by:

  • Emily Osborne (Biometrical; Quarrel of Arrows)
  • Ben Stephenson (A Matter of Life and Death Or Something; Good Dog)
  • Isabella Wang (On Forgetting a Language)
  • Noor Fadel (Langara student)

Upcoming Readings

  • October 22 (readers TBD)
  • November 19 (Langara-readers edition)
  • January 28 (cross-campus creative writing reading)
  • February 18 (Rhea Tregebov, TBD)
  • March 24 (Cole Mash, TBD)

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