2016 – 2017 Atwater Poetry Project

The Atwater Poetry Project is an almost-monthly poetry reading series that brings the best local, Canadian, and international poets together with a passionate audience of poetry fans. Readings take place in the library auditorium on the second floor of the Atwater Library building unless otherwise noted.

There is often a question and answer period after the readings. The readings are free and everyone is welcome to attend!

Spring  2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Gwen Benaway and Adebe DeRango-Adem

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Kelly Norah Drukker and Carolyne Van Der Meer
With support from the League of Canadian Poets

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Sue SinclairNick Thran and Helen Guri

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm
Reading by Lillian Allen
This reading will take place at La Vitrola (4602 boul St-Laurent, Montreal) and not at the Atwater Library.
Special free presentation of Lillian Allen in collaboration with the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival, iPLAI McGill and CKUT 90.3 FM. Ms. Allen will share the stage with Kaie Kellough and Tanya Evanson with ZENSHIP.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Readings by Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Norman Nawrocki

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Fall 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Tanya Evanson and Steven Ross Smith

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Richard Kelly Kemick and Katherine Leyton
Reading will take place in room 7 on the ground level of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre.
Both poets are being presented in collaboration with the  University of New Brunswick’s annual Poetry Weekend and with support from the League of Canadian Poets.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Readings by Margaret Christakos and Shannon Webb-Campbell

Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Madhur Anand and Sonja Greckol

Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Readings by Nathanaël, Chantal Neveu and Jacob Wren


Accessibility: Readings generally take place on the second floor of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre building in the auditorium unless otherwise noted. Readings generally take place after official library hours and access to the building is through the side door on Tupper Street (unless otherwise noted.) Unfortunately, the building does not have an elevator. There is a single-occupancy, all-gender washroom on the second floor.  For details on accessibility to the building (including transit access and physical features of the building such as staircases,) please visit the following link courtesy of the QWF.

The building is located one block from the Atwater metro station. Directions to the building and parking information.


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil  a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

Canada Council for the Arts