Saturday, July 24, 2010

This reading series was borne in March of this year, to a room full of supportive friends. Now it's broadened to a community of people, some gracing the Allan house for the first time, others putting us on the radio. With the translocation of our resident baker and guardian angel, Allan Street will see the appointment of new people making this night possible. Besh might help with the baking. One young man fixed the Allan Street toilet. Rian might lend us a microphone to turn every reading into a podcast.

July, silently, will be the "So long, Julia" edition." But perhaps, in the dusts of Pride Week's boisterous trails, July, at the top of our lungs, will be Pride Street. I'm proud myself and of all of your every time we get together like this. I'd like to feel that forever, but for now, I'll just see you on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July reading series

The next reading series will take place Wednesday July 28th at 7:00 p.m.
Featuring the literary majesty of

Dean Irvine
Laura Kenins
Corey Mombourquette
Chantelle Rideout

Excitement! Poster coming soon.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Toronto's cleverest literary magazine is on tour.

Monday, July 19, 2010
The Company House
2202 Gottingen Street
6 P.M.
Readings by Kim Dawn, Peter Norman, Ryan Turner, and maybe Zach Wells.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

CBC Podcast!

We got it! I'm assuming that CBC just couldn't say no to the overwhelming e-mails asking for our very own podcast. I'm also going to make an assumption it wasn't my Mom e-mailing 40 times, but that's neither here nor there.

Listen to Allan Street on CBC Radio!! HERE
(Just click listen in the box that says "Allan Street Reading Series"
Whatcha think? Leave a comment.

Great thanks goes to Simon Thibault for making this all happen.

Fuller Terrace Lecture Series

Tonight the Fuller Terrace Lecture Series will be exploring the difficult subject of faith. Stewart Innes, a dear friend of Allan Street, will be giving his lecture on what it's like growing up churched. The event is this evening at 9:00 p.m at 2664 Fuller Terrace. Stay tuned to the blog, a review will follow!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Help us get a CBC podcast!

Allan Street was recently interviewed by Simon Thibault for CBC radio's Mainstreet. Simon recorded excerpts of each reader, as well as interviews from your host, and guests.

If you were like me and missed the episode, help us out by getting our own podcast.

Simply drop Mainstreet a quick email and ask them to podcast the Allan Street Reading episode at 3:00 PM on Friday, July 2, by Simon Thibault. E-mail

You can also e-mail from a form found HERE

The greatest turnout yet

Wednesday June 30th
The Wine and Nanaimo Allan Street Edition

I had a feeling about this one. So we vacuumed the stairs, hung things in the hedges, and baked nanaimo bars until the kitchen exploded. Brett and Emily flew in from Calgary and CBC radio interviewed your excited host on the back deck. Local artist Kerri MacLellan gifted Allan Street the most beautiful banner. To the friends who couldn't squeeze in and left-- my sincere apologies.

Thanks so much to the readers, and all the guests for coming.

Carsten Knox

Kelsey McLaren

Allan Street resident baker Julia Boone (right)

really attractive guest (left) and Allan Street banner maker Kerri MacLellan (right)

Allan Street alumni Vanessa Lent and fellow guests

Upcoming Allan St reader Laura Kenins, foreign import Sophie Brauer 2 days fresh from her Copenhagen stint (welcome back Soph), Steph Domet and fellow guests