READINGS

 

 

 

It was 2012 when we organized our first reading, two years before we launched our publishing program. We held it in a friend's rustic loft in the quaint Little Italy neighborhood in Montréal. Since then we have organized over 50 readings in Canada and the United States, featuring more than 300 writers. We have done readings online and outdoors in fields, in new and used book stores and historical buildings, art galleries and music venues, creative hubs and bars, greenhouses and many off-the-beaten-path spaces. Our ethos around readings is to create unique and irreplaceable literary events that people will feel lucky they were present for.

 

 

 

 

2021

METATRON LIVE @ ANTEISM
ONLINE, MARCH

SATURDAY
ELI TAREQ EL BECHELANY-LYNCH
HELEN CHAU BRADLEY
TRYNNE DELANEY
MARCELA HUERTA
TARA MCGOWAN ROSS
OLIVIA WOOD

SUNDAY
LAURA TOMA
SRUTI ISLAM
PAMELA BEYER
ALI PINKNEY
BRAD CASEY
ASHLEY OBSCURA

 

2020

REVOLUTIONARY LETTERS : A DIANE DI PRIMA MARATHON READING
ONLINE, NOVEMBER

ADÈLE BARCLAY
ALASDAIR REES
ALEX MANLEY
ALI PINKNEY
ASHLEY OBSCURA
BARA HLADIK
BRAD CASEY
CASON SHARPE
E. R. PULGAR
EMILY BRILL
FAITH PARÉ
IVANNA BARANOVA
JAY RITCHIE
LEAH HORLICK
LIZ BOWEN
LORA MATHIS
MARCELA HUERTA
OLIVIA WOOD
PEACE OLUWASEUN AKINTADE
RACHELLE TOARMINO
RUBY BRUNTON
SENNAH YEE
SHAZIA HAFIZ-RAMJI
SOFIA BANZHAF
TARA MCGOWAN-ROSS
TÉA MUTONJI
TESS LIEM

 

2019

IVANNA BARANOVA CONFIRMATION BIAS LAUNCH @ REBECCA'S
BROOKLYN, NOVEMBER

IVANNA BARANOVA
TESS BROWN-LAVOIE
MELISSA LOZADA-OLIVA
CHASE BERGGRUN
SHY WATSON

 

AURAL ORACLES: A BOOK LAUNCH @ NIAGARA CUSTOM LAB
TORONTO, OCTOBER

IVANNA BARANOVA
KAITLYN PURCELL
LIZ HOWARD
TÉA MUTONJI
CODY CAETANO
BRAD CASEY

 

AURAL ORACLES: A BOOK LAUNCH @ ANTEISM PROJECT SPACE
MONTREAL, OCTOBER

IVANNA BARANOVA
KAITLYN PURCELL
MARCELA HUERTA
XAVIER FORD-LEGRAND
BÁRA HLADÍK
TARA MCGOWAN ROSS

 

SONGS FOR THE LIVING SKIES @ REMAI MODERN
SASKATOON, SEPTEMBER

ALASDAIR REES
ALEX SCOTT
ASHLEY OBSCURA
ECOABORIJANELLE
PEACE AKINTADE

 

LOVE SPEECH LAUNCH @ BABYCASTLES
NEW YORK, AUGUST

XIAOXUAN / SHERRY HUANG
LIZ BOWEN
JASPER AVERY
IVANNA BARANOVA
MLA CHERNOFF

 

LOVE SPEECH LAUNCH @ TYPE BOOKS JUNCTION
TORONTO, AUGUST

XIAOXUAN / SHERRY HUANG
CATHERINE FATIMA
LILY WANG
SIERRA RILEY

 

LOVE SPEECH LAUNCH @ LA SOTTERENEA
MONTREAL, AUGUST 

XIAOXUAN / SHERRY HUANG
SOPHIE MARISOL
OLIVE ANDREWS
EVELYN RICKY

 

2018

11:11 FULLY LOADED @ STUDIO A
MONTREAL, NOVEMBER

LIZ BOWEN
AEON GINSBERG
CHASE BERGRRUN
MARCELA HUERTA
PAMELA BEYER
ELI TAREQ
TARA MCGOWAN-ROSS
TESS LIEM

 

METATRON READING @ BABYCASTLES
NEW YORK CITY, OCTOBER

ASHLEY OBSCURA
JASPER AVERY
AJA MOORE
NATALIA HERO
SENNAH YEE
CASON SHARPE
LIZ BOWEN
SOFIA BANZHAF
JAY RITCHIE
GEORGIA FAUST
ALEX MANLEY
SARAH JEAN GRIMM

 

HEALING SPELLS LAUNCH @ PETITE LIBRAIRIE DRAWN & QUARTERLY
MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER

ASHLEY OBSCURA
JASPER AVERY
AJA MOORE (DIGITAL)
NATALIA HERO
NATASHA YOUNG

 

GEMINI SEASON @ QUEEN BOOKS
TORONTO, JUNE

ALEY WATERMAN
ASHLEY OBSCURA
FAITH ARKORFUL
SENNAH YEE
SHAZIA HAFIZ
QUINN FLOM
TEA MUTONJI

 

#WOKEBANSHEES [BLUE MET] @ ARTICULE
MONTREAL, APRIL

ALEX MANLEY
CASON SHARPE
MARCELA HUERTA
LIGHT ZACHARY
LIZ BOWEN

 

 

 

EXQUISITE CORPSE @ PETITE LIBRAIRIE DRAWN & QUARTERLY
MONTREAL, MARCH

ALEX MANLEY
CASON SHARPE
DAPHNÉ B
FAWN PARKER
JUPITER BROWN
KLARA DU PLESSIS
MARCELA HUERTA
NICKY TEE
RALITSA DONCHEVA
SADIE AVERY

 

ETHEREAL SHADOWLAND @ PAPER HOUND BOOKS
VANCOUVER, FEBRUARY
ADELE BARCLAY
AJA MOORE
ASHLEY OBSCURA
BRAD CASEY
IVANNA BARANOVA
LEAH HORLICK
SHAZIA HAFIZ RAMJI

 

2017

FALL CATALOGUE LAUNCH @ NOTMAN HOUSE
MONTREAL, OCTOBER
CASON SHARPE
SENNAH YEE 
MARCELA HUERTA
KARISSA LAROCQUE
OLIVIA WOOD
PAMELA LISA

 

FALL CATALOGUE LAUNCH @ FEMINIST ART GALLERY - F.A.G.
TORONTO, OCTOBER
SENNAH YEE
CASON SHARPE
MARCELA HUERTA
KALALE LUTALE DALTON
ZOE SHARPE
A LIGHT ZACHARY
W. CO-HOST MADELYNE BECKLES

 

BABY LAUNCH @ UNLOVABLE
TORONTO, AUGUST
SARA SUTTERLIN
SENNAH YEE
KRISTINA MAHLER
ALESSIA DOWHANIUK

 

BABY LAUNCH @ GAMMA
MONTREAL, AUGUST
SARA SUTTERLIN
CASON SHARPE
KALALE DALTON
KRISTINA MAHLER

 

METAMOON @ KNIFE/FORK/BOOK 
TORONTO, AUGUST
S.K. HUGHES
RUBY BRUNTON
ASHLEY OPHEIM
OLIVIA WOOD
ALI PINKNEY
MARIE DARSIGNY
AARON BOOTHBY

 

METATRON X LIGHT READING @ KNIFE/FORK/BOOK
TORONTO, AUGUST
RUBY BRUNTON
EM YA'AKOV LIBERMAN
ZOE IMANI SHARPE
NATALIE WEE
SENNAH YEE

 

METATRON X PEACH GOTH TOUR @ GAMMA (GRAND OPENING)
MONTREAL, AUGUST
CASON SHARPE
LUCY K SHAW
OSCAR D’ARTOIS
RACHELLE TOARMINO
MATTHEW BOOKIN

 

METATRON READING @ HONEY’S
BROOKLYN, JUNE
SOFIA BANZHAF
BRAD CASEY
RUBY BRUNTON
MILES PRESTON-CLARKE
PRECIOUS OKOYOMON
SOPHIA GIOVANNETTI
AKOSUA ZIMA AFIRIYIE-HWEDIE
OSCAR D’ARTOIS

 

METATRON SPRING CATALOGUE LAUNCH @ WENDY’S SUBWAY
BROOKLYN, JUNE
SARAH JEAN GRIMM
LIZ BOWEN
GEORGIA FAUST

 

POETRY IN THE AGE OF SURVEILLANCE @ ROCKET SCIENCE ROOM
MONTREAL, MAY
SARAH JEAN GRIMM
LIZ BOWEN
GEORGIA FAUST
W/ JACOB WREN + ASHLEY OPHEIM

 

METATRON SPRING CATALOGUE LAUNCH @ DRAWN & QUARTERLY
MONTREAL, MAY
SARAH JEAN GRIMM
LIZ BOWEN
GEORGIA FAUST

 

SECRET GARDEN @ THE PLANT
MONTREAL, MAY
ANDREA BRIDGEMAN
ALASDAIR
AZZEDINE ISSA
GABRIEL WAINIO-THEBERGE
SOPHIE MARISOL
EMILIE LAFLEUR
ELLIOTT ELLIOTT
TARA MCGOWAN-ROSS
W/ SSURFACING, BLUFF, ASO ANI

 

METATRON X BOUTELOUA COLLECTIVE @ THE PLANT 
MONTREAL, APRIL
ASHLEY OPHEIM
ALASDAIR
SELENA MAE
GABRIEL WAINIO-THEBERGE
DAYANE RAMIREZ
A LIGHT ZACHARY

 

METATRON @ KNIFE/FORK/BOOK
TORONTO, MARCH
SARAH JEAN GRIMM
ERIC AMLING
ASHLEY OPHEIM
JAY RITCHIE
SARA SUTTERLIN
ADAM ZACHARY
SENNAH YEE

 

METATRON READING @ LA VITROLA
MONTREAL, JANUARY 

ALEX MANLEY
FAWN PARKER
ASHLEY OPHEIM
SARA SUTTERLIN
JAY RITCHIE
LAURA BROADBENT
ALI PINKNEY
GREG ZORKO
BRAD CASEY

 

2016

METATRON @ THE WORD BOOKSTORE
MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 2016

MADELYNE BECKLES
SADIE LAETT-BABCOCKN
NIKOLAS TYRAKIS
JASON 'BLACKBIRD' SELMAN
ALLY TURNER
CHRISTIAN MARIA BRUN DEL RE
HANNAH KARPINSKI
SCOTT MOODLE
CHARLES GONSALVES

 

 

METATRON FALL CATALOGUE LAUNCH @ LA SALA ROSSA
MONTREAL, NOVEMBER

ALEX MANLEY
ADAM ZACHARY
LAURA THEOBALD (DIGITAL)
CASON SHARPE
RHIANNON COLLETT
LAURA BROADBENT
TIM DARCY

 

METATRON FALL CATALOGUE LAUNCH @ THE GLADSTONE HOTEL 
TORONTO, OCTOBER

ADAM ZACHARY
ALEX MANLEY
LAURA THEOBALD (DIGITAL)
SOFIA BANZHAF
JACQUELINE VALENCIA
ROLLIE PEMBERTON
ADAM ZACHARY
W/ MUSICAL GUESTS LOOM, SHIFRA RIFKA

 

METATRON @ KAFEIN
MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER
BRAD CASEY
CASON SHARPE
KRISTINA MAHLER
MARCELA HUERTA
SARA SUTTERLIN
SOFIA BANZHAF
OLIVIA WOOD
A LIGHT ZACHARY

 

METATRON @ 8-11
TORONTO, AUGUST
GREG ZORKO
ASHLEY OPHEIM
ROLAND PEMBERTON
A LIGHT ZACHARY
ANDREA WERHUN

 

METATRON @ ARTICULE
MONTREAL, JUNE
MADELEINE MAILLET
ROBERT MARTIN
FRANKIE BARNET
KALALE DALTON
CASON SHARPE
CHALSLEY TAYLOR
ALEX MANLEY
FAWN PARKER

 

METATRON SPRING 2K16 LAUNCH @ PRESSED
OTTAWA, MAY
ASHLEY OPHEIM
GUILLAUME MORISSETTE
JAY RITCHIE
BRAD CASEY
SARA SUTTERLIN
GREG ZORKO
FRANKIE BARNET

 

A NIGHT OF READINGS @ 8-11
TORONTO, MAY
LENA SUKSI
ALEX MCGILL
ASHLEY OPHEIM
JAY RITCHIE
A LIGHT ZACHARY
JESSICA BEBENEK
JESSICA D'ANGELO
ARIELLE GAVIN
REBECCA DAWE
SENNAH YEE

 

METATRON SPRING 2K16 LAUNCH @ TYPE BOOKS
TORONTO, MAY
BRAD CASEY
SARA SUTTERLIN
FRANKIE BARNET
GREG ZORKO
SOFIA BANZHAF
ROSEMARY FLUTUR

 

METATRON SPRING 2K16 LAUNCH @ CREW COLLECTIVE
MONTREAL, MAY
SEAN MICHAELS
GREG ZORKO
FRANKIE BARNET
SARA SUTTERLIN
BRAD CASEY

 

METATRON X WONDER @ DRAWN & QUARTERLY
MONTREAL, APRIL
BEN FAMA
MONICA MCCLURE
BRIDGET TALONE
JOSEF KAPLAN
TESS LIEM
SARA SUTTERLIN
ALI PINKNEY
STEPHEN THOMAS

 

THE GREENHOUSE READING @ THE CONCORDIA GREENHOUSE
MONTREAL, APRIL
JESSICA BEBENEK
ELI LYNCH
MIA FRANCESCA
DAPHNE B.
LONI JEFFS
MICK HENNESSY
EMILIE LAFLEUR
MELANIE POWER
KARISSA LAROCQUE
TARA MCGOWAN-ROSS

 

2015

TEEN SURF GOTH LAUNCH @ MOLASSES BOOKS
BROOKLYN, OCTOBER
THEO THIMO
JOHNNY BRYAN
LUCY K SHAW
SARAH JEAN ALEXANDER
ASHLEY OPHEIM
OSCAR D'ARTOIS

 

METATRON READING @ ALT SPACE
BROOKLYN, OCTOBER
RUBY BRUNTON
SOILI SMITH
FAWN PARKER
JAY WINSTON RITCHIE
ASHLEY OPHEIM
GUILLAUME MORISSETTE
BEN FAMA
ALEXANDRA WUEST

 

METATRON FALL 2K15 LAUNCH @ TYPE BOOKS
TORONTO, OCTOBER
LUCY K SHAW
JAY WINSTON RITCHIE
FAWN PARKER
OSCAR D'ARTOIS
SOFIA BANZHAF
*HOSTED BY HALEY CULLINGHAM

 

A NIGHT OF READINGS @ 8-11
TORONTO, OCTOBER
BRAD CASEY
OSCAR D'ARTOIS
JULIE MANNELL
GUILLAUME MORISSETTE
ASHLEY OPHEIM
ROLLIE PEMBERTON
JAY WINSTON RITCHIE
SARA JUNE WOODS
SOPHIA KATZ
STEPHEN THOMAS

 

METATRON FALL 2K15 LAUNCH @ 820PLAZA
MONTREAL, OCTOBER
LAURA BARDSLEY
LUCY K SHAW
WIVES
FAWN PARKER
SOFIA BANZHAF
OSCAR D'ARTOIS

 

POETRY NIGHT @ KAFEIN
MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER
SARA SUTTERLIN
JAY WINSTON RITCHIE
OLIVIA WOOD
MARIE DARSIGNY
STEVE ANWYLL
ASHLEY OPHEIM
FAWN PARKER
LAURA BROADBENT

 

 

 

 

STEVE ROGGENBUCK & FRIENDS @ DRAWN & QUARTERLY
MONTREAL, JULY
STEVE ROGGENBUCK
ANDREW DUNCAN WORTHINGTON
MAGGIE LEE
BLARE COUGHLIN
JAY WINSTON RITCHIE

 

METATRON SPRING 2K15 LAUNCH @ DRAWN & QUARTERLY
MONTREAL, MARCH
SOPHIA KATZ
SARA SUTTERLIN
DAVID MCGIMPSEY
@MTLBAGELBOY

 

2014

METATRON FALL 2K14 LAUNCH @ DRAWN & QUARTERLY
MONTREAL, NOVEMBER
OLIVIA WOOD
MARIE DARSIGNY
JULIAN FLAVIN
JASPER BAYDALA [VIDEO]
JASON HARVEY [VIDEO]

 

LADIES' NIGHT @ DRAWN & QUARTERLY
MONTREAL, OCTOBER
MIRA GONZALEZ
ELIZABETH ELLEN
CHLOE CALDWELL
CHELSEA MARTIN

 

NEW YORK LIT NIGHT IN MONTREAL @ DRAWN & QUARTERLY
MONTREAL, AUGUST
SPENCER MADSEN
GABBY BESS
LUCY K SHAW
SARAH JEAN ALEXANDER
OSCAR BRUNO D'ARTOIS

 

THIS IS HAPPENING WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT VI @ CHAMPS DES POSSIBLES
MONTREAL, JUNE

HIROKI TANAKA
ALEX MANLEY
FRANKIE BARNET
FARIHA ROISEN
CHRISTOPHER DI RADDO
DEAN GARLICK
SHERRY HUANG
BÜKEM REITMAYER


METATRON SPRING 2K14 LAUNCH @ DRAWN & QUARTERLY
MONTREAL, MARCH

ROLAND PEMBERTON
LAURA BROADBENT
MATTHEW E. DUFFY
ALI PINKNEY
JAY WINSTON RITCHIE
ASHLEY OPHEIM


METATRON GRADUATION @ ARBUTUS RECORDS HQ
MONTREAL, APRIL

ASHLEY OPHEIM
GUILLAUME MORISSETTE
BLARE COUGHLIN
TREVOR BARTON
ALI PINKNEY
JAY WINSTON RITCHIE
ROLAND PEMBERTON
COLIN ROFLS
REBECCA FIN SIMONETTI
ZOE SHARPE
SARAH BRUNNING
JOSEPHINE STEVENS
TYLER CRAWFORD
BIANCA GIULIONE


THE INAUGURAL METATRON BOOK LAUNCH@ BAIN SAINT MICHEL
MONTREAL, MARCH

JERAMY DODDS
ROLAND PEMBERTON
ASHLEY OPHEIM
LAURA BROADBENT
JAY WINSTON RITCHIE
MATTHEW E. DUFFY
CLAIRE BARGOUT
ALI PINKNEY


 

2013

THIS IS HAPPENING WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT V @ METATRON HQ
MONTREAL, JUNE

HEIKO JULIEN [DIGITAL READING]
ANA CARRETE [DIGITAL READING]
MIKE BUSHNELL [DIGITAL READING]
DANIEL ALEXANDER [DIGITAL READING]
THAIS BENOIT [DIGITAL READING]
JAY WINSTON RITCHIE
MARIE DARSIGNY
ANDREW JAMIESON
JULIE MANNELL
REID JENKINS


THIS IS HAPPENING WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT IV @ THE WHITE DOVE
MONTREAL, JANUARY

BEN STEPHENSON
OLIVIA WOOD
ZOE SHARPE
SPENCER GORDON
MATTHEW DUFFY
DREW NELLES


 

2012

THIS IS HAPPENING WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT III | #GETGOTH @ DRONES CLUB
MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER

STEVE ROGGENBUCK
ASHLEY OPHEIM
LAURA BROADBENT
ALEX MANLEY
ALI PINKNEY

 

THIS IS HAPPENING WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT | THE MARATHON @ PETITE MORT
MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER

ROLAND PEMBERTON
ASHLEY OPHEIM
ADAM WILCOX
LAURA BROADBENT
+ OTHERS

 

THIS IS HAPPENING WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT II | THE NEW SENSITIVISTS @ GALERIE ARMATTA
MONTREAL, JULY

GUILLAUME MORISSETTE
ASHLEY OPHEIM
SANTINO DELA
EMMA HEALEY
SARAH BRUNNING
DYLAN RILEY

 

THIS IS HAPPENING WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT I @ ANDREW'S LOFT
MONTREAL, JANUARY

ROLAND PEMBERTON
ASHLEY OPHEIM
JACK ALLEN
JACOB SPECTOR
MIKE CHAULK
GLEB WILSON
PAULA HALEY
LAURA BOYD-CLOWES
TREVOR BARTON
ROSIE AIELLO