Slant Reading Series, a collaborative initiative between and Montreal Bar & Grill, celebrates the variety and vibrancy of Canadian literature. Our goal is to highlight the many ways in which Canadians are engaging with social issues through writing, and to provide a platform for diverse, often underrepresented voices. Each event will include two featured readers and an open mic.

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month at Montreal Bar & Grill (382 College St.) to share your voice.

Upcoming Shows

August 2, 2017

7pm @ Montreal Bar & Grill
382 College St. Toronto, ON


Shawn Salik

A former poetry student of Daniel Scott Tysdal, Shawn is currently finishing his first book-length collection of poetry, The Homes We Once Knew, about the experience of a Pakistani-Christian family confused about their social, cultural, and political affiliations while living in Toronto. He has work published in Poetry Quarterly and In My Bed, among others and recently won second place in the UTSC Creative Writing Competition in the poetry category. While completing a Certificate in Publishing at Ryerson University, Shawn drums for Toronto-based bands Christ vs. Krishna and Fine, That’s Ok.

Phillip Dwight Morgan

Phillip Dwight Morgan is a Toronto-based freelance writer of Jamaican heritage. He writes poetry and essays exploring questions of identity, belonging, and race. His work has appeared in Briarpatch, Spacing, and Geez magazines and well as and He views writing as an opportunity to explore vulnerability, curiosity, and self-expression.

Venue: Montreal Bar & Grill

382 College St. Toronto, ON