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If you ask me...

  • Jan 12, 2014 · 2:00 PM
  • Butler's Pantry

For the January event, let's do essays, criticism and opinion pieces.  From Michel de Montaigne to Charles Lamb to Mark Twain to George Bernard Shaw to George Orwell to Roger Ebert...

As usual, if you want to read something off-topic or you'd rather just listen, that's OK with us.  And if you want to read your own writing, so much the better!

Butler's Pantry is in Mirvish Village, just southwest of Honest Ed's, near the Bathurst subway station.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved hearing pieces that I might not choose myself.
    Looking forward to a quieter venue next time. Thanks to all listeners, readers and performers.

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the great meetup. By the way, here is the link to my blog:

    January 13, 2014

  • Maggie S

    Great readings and a dynamic group. Just wish it was a bit quieter so we could focus.

    January 13, 2014

  • jane

    Absolutely the Best! I was awed by the zing of the choices and the zest of the readings, and the artistry of
    the original poetry! Thanks to James once again!

    January 13, 2014

  • Mark

    I thought the people who attended were interesting and lively, and enjoyed being with them.

    January 12, 2014

  • Zeina

    Unfortunately I cant make it :( Woke up today with a flu and feel terrible. Looking forward to next meeting.

    January 11, 2014

  • Karen L.

    question? If
    I do attend it
    will be my
    first time.
    As I must
    arrange my
    return driver,
    may I ask how
    long to
    Thanks and

    1 · January 10, 2014

    • James M.

      It should last 90 minutes or 2 hours or so.

      January 10, 2014

  • Zeina

    I would like to read a piece by Mark Twain. Just joined the group and looking forward to the meeting.

    January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited about Sunday's get together.

    See you there.

    January 7, 2014

  • Amanda N.

    I'm really looking forward to this event? Can I read a piece by Jane Austen?

    December 29, 2013

  • diana

    I definitely want to come to this event. I have never timed the piece I should like to read, however I will time myself and get back to you.

    1 · December 16, 2013

  • Mark

    going to try to make it Jan. 12. perhaps bring a couple of friends.

    December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will the pantry owner let us stay there to read out loud? How long is the seating limit there?

    November 26, 2013

    • James M.

      We've never had any trouble before.

      November 27, 2013

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