About

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Original logo designed by Carleton Wilson

The Rowers Reading Series is a monthly literary reading series showcasing the finest poetry, fiction and non-fiction writers from diverse backgrounds, as well as select emerging writers. The series incorporated in May 2007.

Held on the first Tuesday of every month, the series runs from October to June. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the first reading begins at 7 pm. We are currently hosted at Supermarket in Kensington Market.

Normally three to four readers are featured per night, with 15-minute breaks in between each one. There is no open stage. We encourage our audience to mingle with the writers during breaks and, of course, to buy their books!

The current board members of the Rowers Reading Series are: Heather J. Wood, Sue Bowness, Megan Swaine and Jennifer D. Foster.

Accessibility: Supermarket just obtained a ramp for out front (although usage is to be confirmed) which can take up to 600 lbs. There are 3 steps. Washrooms are not fully accessible, although they can work for some. Closest accessible transit are the new Spadina streetcars. There is a Green Parking lot on Bellevue, which has some accessible parking spots and very limited parking on Augusta Avenue.


THE FOUNDING DIRECTORS OF ROWERS

Rowers Founders

(pictured l to r): Ned Hagerman; Ian Burgham; Halli Villegas; Catherine Graham; David Clink. Photo by Myna Wallin. Opening night – October 3, 2007)