Although I dreamed of taking a year off and booking myself into a hotel every weekend until I finished my own novel, I cannot abandon my other dream, my dream of building a stronger more vibrant literary community right here in Toronto! Along with so many other fabulous reading series in Toronto, we hope to keep books alive and in the hands of the readers and word lovers!

Junction Reads is a prose series, that is, we showcase fiction and creative non-fiction: stories, novels, prose poems, books. We engage in an (hopefully) enlightening Q and A after our readings that welcomes all manner of query. How do you write? When do you write? Who do you write for? So you will not only leave one of our events with a book or two, or four, you will feel refreshed with knew knowledge of how challenging it is to actually write (see hopes and dreams of checking into a hotel above).

We are a welcoming series, so feel free to connect with us. Get your work heard by an attentive audience in a warm and friendly setting. Contact Alison today to request some time at the microphone.

Marlene opened Famous Last Words with the dream of creating a warm and friendly space for people who love books and cocktails. We are so excited to continue our relationship with Marlene and her great staff.

Upcoming Dates:

October 29 2017

November 26 2017

December 17 2017 (open mic, theme to be determined)

January 28, 2018

February 25 2018

March 25, 2018

April 29, 2018 (our now annual YA event)

May 27, 2018