Windsor, Ontario’s premier literary reading series
Founded in 2015, By the River is a monthly series in celebration of the literary arts of Southwestern Ontario and world beyond. We craft an open and welcoming space where the works of writers can be enjoyed by our local community. Our series is a bridge that brings writers and audiences and communities together.
What We Do
We provide a welcoming, paying space for poets and writers to share their work with local audiences. Our series receives funding from the League of Canadian Poets and The Writers Union of Canada.
Our readings and events are free and open to public. Author books are available for purchase and our venue(s) are chosen for the accessibility and transit access.
By the River believes in promoting diverse and important voices in the literary arts today.
events per season
Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic we will be producing this season online exclusively We will miss you all in person, but look forward to expanding our footprint across the internet to the world.
Our Featured Readers for this season:
- Marty Gervais
- Micheline Maylor-Kovitz
- Carol Rose GoldenEagle
- Ellie Csepergi
- Laurence Hutchman
- Pheobe Wang
- Conyer Clayton
- Sachi Nag
- Khashayar Mohammadi
- Kevin Heslop
- Catharine Leggett
- Vanessa Shields
- Tyler Pennock
- Natalie Meisner
- Kate Rogers
- Adebe Derango-Adem
- Tom Cull
Our Previous Season Event Posters
Headlines from BTR
- By the River January 2022 ReadingJoin us on 19 January 2022 for our reading featuring Conyer Clayton and Jaclyn Desforges. Live streaming on Zoom and Facebook during the event and Youtube later. About the Readers: Conyer Clayton is a writer, musician, editor, and gymnastics coachContinue reading “By the River January 2022 Reading”
- By the River Reading Series – December 2021 ReadingJoin us on December 15 2021 for our reading featuring Natalie Meisner and Vanessa Shields. Live streaming on Zoom and Facebook during the event and Youtube later. .About the Readers: Natalie Meisner is a writer from Lockeport, Nova Scotia. HerContinue reading “By the River Reading Series – December 2021 Reading”
- By the River Reading Series – November 2021 EventJoin us on 17 November 2021 for our reading featuring Micheline Maylor and Tyler Pennock. Live streaming on Zoom and Facebook during the event and Youtube later. About the Readers: Dr. Micheline Maylor was Calgary’s Poet Laureate 2016-18. Her latestContinue reading “By the River Reading Series – November 2021 Event”
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