Dec 7, 2022 7PM EST
Hamilton Literary Awards
Theatre Aquarius, in-person event
190 King William St, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A8
Anuja hosts the 29th annual Hamilton Literary Awards presented by the Hamilton Arts Council. Enjoy readings from the shortlisted authors and discover this year’s award winners!
Buy tickets here: https://www.
Nov 19, 2022 3PM EST
Writing Across Genres Workshop
Anuja leads a generative writing workshop exploring incorporating genre elements into your writing
Registration here: https://www.gritlit.ca/
Oct 30, 2022 7PM EST
Relay Cafe, Staircase Theatre
27 Dundurn St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1
Free in-person event
Anuja sits down with author Ainslie Hogarth for a reading and interview around her darkly funny new novel Motherthing
Oct 26, 2022 12-1:30PM EST
Hamilton Arts Council Funding Applications Workshop
Free virtual event
Anuja will lead an interactive workshop guiding participants through the process of answering those dreaded “statement” questions that so many funding applications call for – and answering them well! Topics will include developing an artistic statement, an impact statement, a vision statement, and building alignment between your statements and funder goals. We will also discuss the different types of funding applications (public, private, corporate) that may call for these types of statements and how to tailor responses effectively.
Registration here: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | HamiltonArtsCouncil
Oct 19, 2022 9:30PM EST
Writers Beyond Borders
Free virtual event
Anuja is the featured guest at this monthly series where international authors and guests discuss their creative journey and their writing process. Anuja will discuss the process of writing and editing short stories all the way to publishing a debut short story collection!
Registration here: South Boulevard Writers Beyond Borders | Events | Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (bibliocommons.com)
Oct 6, 2022 7PM EST
LIT LIVE READING SERIES
Art Gallery of Hamilton & Streaming Online
$10 in person, free online
Anuja hosts Hamilton’s monthly reading series, featuring Stuart Ross, Jim Nason, Jean Rae Baxter, Dawn Cheryl Hill, and Carl Watts, and Catherine Lewis
Registration here: LITLIVE OCT 6TH Tickets, Thu, Oct 6, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite
Oct 1, 2022 2-3PM EST
Real Vancouver Writing School: Queer Little Nightmares
FREE virtual event!
Anuja joins fellow anthology contributors David Demchuk, Matthew Stepanic, and Anton Pooles for a discussion with editors David Ly and Daniel Zomparelli around the new anthology QUEER LITTLE NIGHTMARES
Registration here: Real Vancouver Writing School: Queer Little Nightmares – Crowdcast
Sep 24, 2022 2-4:30PM
Bi+ Arts Festival
FREE in-person event!
Bi+ Arts Festival Stage
Barbara Hall Park, Toronto, ON
Join us for a laid back afternoon of readings, music, and performance art as part of the 2022 Bi+ Arts Festival!
Info here: https://www.
Jul 3, 2022 5:00PM EST
Queer Literary Horror Panel
FREE in-person event!
Little Ghosts Bookstore
930 Dundas St. West, Toronto
Anuja joins Nic Brewer, Emily Kellogg and Andrew Wilmot for a reading and discussion around queer literary horror
Space is limited!
May 10, 2022 2:00PM EST
OFFICIAL LAUNCH EVENT – When Other People Saw Us, They Saw the Dead
Anuja reads from “In the Bone Fields” as part of the international launch of this new anthology of BIPOC gothic fiction. This event is hosted live online in partnership with The Portobello Bookshop, Edinburgh.
Apr 25, 2022 8:00PM
Speakeasy Reading Series
FREE virtual event via Zoom
Readings from Anuja Varghese, Kate Barss, Nancy Jo Cullen & Lawrence Hill
Link available prior to event here: https://fb.me/e/
Apr 24, 2022 3:30PM
gritLIT Festival – Hamilton Writes
Homewood Suites by Hilton, 40 Bay Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 0B3
Anuja hosts an in-person reading and chat with 4 of Hamilton’s most exciting writers! Featuring: Jolie Phuong Hoang, Margaret Nowaczyk, Sarah Raughley and John Lawrence Reynolds.
Tickets on sale at https://www.gritlit.ca/
Feb 3, 2022 6:00PM (7:00PM Atlantic)
Launch of The Fiddlehead’s BIPOC Solidarities Issue
Dec 22, 2021 8:00-9:30PM
Naked Heart Festival – RACIALIZED IS A VERB READING
Oct 30, 2021
The Quarantine Review Halloween Podcast
Oct 20, 2021 7:00PM
Ephemera Reading Series
Sep 23-26, 2021
Bi+ Arts Festival Author Showcase
Jul 13, 2021 8:00PM
COMING SOON: Women’s Orgasm Erotica Anthology Book Launch
Join us for contributor readings + panel discussion as we launch this hot new collection of women’s erotica.
Jun 30, 2021 3:30-5:00PM
Lifting Up Queer Voices – Pride Literary Panel
Readings and conversation at the intersection of queer identity and writing.
May 14, 2021 8:00PM
Danger Flower Preview: Poetry Reading & Author Q&A with Jaclyn Desforges
A reading and discussion of themes of mothering, poetry and process in Jaclyn’s forthcoming book, DANGER FLOWER.
Apr 18, 2021 3:30PM
gritLIT Festival: Drafts & Drafts
A lively virtual discussion featuring readings by Hamilton authors Gary Barwin, Jane Christmas, Denise Davy, Krista Foss, Dallas Hunt, Amanda Leduc, Pasha Malla and Brent van Staalduinen, as they share an exclusive glimpse into a work in progress and discuss their city, their inspirations and what’s next for them.
Co-hosted by gritLIT Artistic Director Jennifer Gillies and gritLIT Board Member Anuja Varghese
FREE EVENT (registration required): Register at Eventbrite
Feb 17, 2021
In Conversation with Cherie Jones
A moderated discussion between Anuja Varghese and Cherie Jones, author of “How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House” followed by Q&A with viewers, introduction by Ian Elliott of A Different Drummer Books. The event takes place over Zoom.
Dec 18, 2020
Feminist Erotica Presents: Happy Hour + Panel Discussion
Anuja reads from 40:30 to 45:45
Nov 5, 2020
The Art of the Review Workshop + The Young Feminist Book Review Launch
Zoom 6pm EST
Sep 23, 2020
Bi+ Arts Festival: Books and Beats
Register on Facebook , or the Bi+ Arts Festival website
Aug 23, 2020
Draft Reading Series, Virtual Event
Mar 11, 2020
Brockton Writers Series, Toronto, ON
Feb 10, 2020
Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto, ON
Emerging Writers Reading Series
Jan 27, 2020
Humber Literary Review Volume 7, Issue 2 Launch – Contributor Readings
The Piston, 937 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON, 7–9pm
Buried Memories: Kelsie Tan in Conversation with Anuja Varghese
The Malahat Review, Fall 2019 Issue, http://www.malahatreview.ca/interviews/varghese_interview.html
Oct 30, 2019
Writers’ Union of Canada BIPOC Writers Connect Conference, Toronto, ON
May 25, 2019
Alice Munro Festival, Wingham, ON
Short Story Contest Winner Readings