March 5th 2019 07:00 PM - March 5th 2019 09:30 PM

Hamilton Review of Books Presents Poets & Pints

68 King Street East, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Hamilton Review of Books Presents Poets & Pints


Join us on Tuesday March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Red Church Cafe and Gallery for Poets & Pints, an evening of poetry, conversation, and beer! Tickets are $15 online ($20 at the door), and include one pint of beer and entry in the draw for our fabulous door prize. All proceeds go to paying our writers and artists.

Our guest poets include:

Justin Lauzon

Justin is a writer, poet, photographer, and the founder of His work has been published in untethered Magazine and The Rusty Toque. Justin lives in Toronto and works with Word On The Street, Slant Reading Series, and the Hear Here Salon. His first book of poetry, this is why we're made in the dark, is published by Quattro Books.

Hana Shafi

Hana is a writer and artist who illustrates under the name Frizz Kid. Both her visual art and writing frequently explore themes such as feminism, body politics, racism, and pop culture with an affinity to horror. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Journalism Program, she has published articles in publications such as The Walrus, Hazlitt, This Magazine, Torontoist, Huffington Post, and has been featured on Buzzfeed India, Buzzfeed Canada, CBC, Flare Magazine, Mashable, and Shameless. Known on Instagram for her weekly affirmation series, she is also the recipient of the Women Who Inspire Award, from the Canadian Council for Muslim Women. Born in Dubai, Shafi’s family immigrated to Mississauga, Ontario in 1996, and she currently lives and works in Toronto. It Begins With The Body is her first book.

Paul Vermeersch

Paul is a poet, professor, artist, and editor. He is the author of several poetry collections, including the Trillium–award nominated The Reinvention of the Human Hand (M&S, 2010) and Don't Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something (ECW, 2014). His new book of poetry is Self-Defence for the Brave and Happy (ECW, 2018). He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph for which he received the Governor General's Gold Medal. His poems have been translated into Polish, German, Spanish and French and have appeared in international anthologies. He edits Buckrider Books, an imprint of Wolsak & Wynn Publishers Ltd. He lives in Toronto.

Eugenia Zuroski

Eugenia is a teacher, researcher, editor, and writer. She works in the department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. Her first chapbook of poetry, Hovering, Seen (2019) is published by Anstruther Press.


Ticket Information

Please note that your tickets will be email to you and attached as a PDF upon successfully registering for this event. In the event that you have either not received your confirmation email, cannot find the confirmation email, or used an incorrect email address, please contact the organizer.

All ticket holders will receive an email notification reminder 24-48 hours prior to the event's start date (this does not imply particular sessions, just the event). Your tickets will also be attached to this email.

It's encouraged to save your tickets to your phone by downloading them or taking a screenshot, however you may also print your tickets before arriving to the event.