Red Lion reading
series & open mic
for Poets & Musicians
the spirit of
right here in stratford!
red lion reading
series & open mic
The Red Lion Reading Series and Open Mic is Stratford's newest live poetry and music series! Held on the first Sunday evening of the month (beginning in July of 2021), 6:30-8:30pm. The series is located in the Red Lion Room, 23 Albert Street, in the Festival City of Stratford Ontario (right next to the Windsor Hotel). Each live, in-person episode will present a featured poet to be followed by an open mic for other poets as well as musicians! Sign-ups start at 6:00pm of the evening in question. Admission is Free and there is a fabulous menu of food and drink, all served by the amazing Red Lion Room! Hope to see y'all soon!
Much thanks to the Red Lion Room for their generosity in hosting this new live series. The Red Lion Reading Series and Open Mic is presented by Beliveau Books of Stratford, Ontario and is organized by Andreas Connel-Gripp, Carrie Connel-Gripp, and the fabulous David Stones.
The territory where Beliveau Books of Stratford, Ontario is situated is governed by two treaties. The first is the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant of 1701, made between the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The second is the Huron Tract Treaty of 1827, an agreement made between eighteen Anishinaabek Chiefs and the Canada Company. These traditional hunting and fishing lands and waterways have for generations been shared and cared for by the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and the Neutrals. We are grateful for the opportunities to engage in the process of learning how to be a better treaty partner.
Free street parking is available on site