Check out Shoilee Khan’s Bluegate Reading Collective

FHASS professor Shoilee Khan extends an invitation to a themed reading series she has organized called the Bluegate Reading Collective which is set to take place at Studio 89 in Mississauga. Shoilee is curating and hosting the event in hopes of providing an avenue for writers to share their work with a diverse demographic and in turn, providing an opportunity for the reading public to engage with ideas and issues through discussion and conversation. The first event is taking place on November 21st and the hope is for this to become a regular series. More on the Collective:

The Bluegate Reading Collective presents compelling public readings by emerging and established writers of poetry and prose. We aim to create memorable reading experiences for the public through the moving power of conversation. Together, readers and writers explore what it takes to be human. Join us at 7:30 PM on November 21st at Studio 89 in Mississauga for our inaugural event. Writers Adam Giles, Andrea Gunraj, Allison LaSorda, and Hollay Ghadery read selections from their work that investigate this month’s theme: Failure to Thrive. As we tread into the winter months, our writers grapple with questions of what it means to thrive in the face of defeat, how failure can cultivate life, and how if you stay still long enough, you might see patterns of light. Readings will be followed by a discussion with our writers on their work and issues pertaining to the writing life. Audience members are welcome to participate in this open mic discussion. Contact Shoilee at bluegatereadingcollective[at] or shoilee.khan[at] for more information, or if you’d like to be a future participant. Visit our Facebook page at: