Welcome Mahak Jain and Marcia Walker as the New Hosts and Organizers of The Emerging Writers Reading Series

The Emerging Writers Reading Series is returning with new hosts and a new location in fall 2017! Originally founded by Jess Taylor in 2012, the EW Reading Series has been on hiatus since June of 2016. Marcia Walker and Mahak Jain are reviving the reading series whose readers have gone on to win awards, place their work, publish books, and gain further recognition as the up-and-coming writers of Canada.


The EW reading series is currently accepting submissions for readers: https://ewreading.submittable.com/submit



Mahak Jain is the author of the picture book Maya, which was a CBC Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and a CCBC Best Book for Kids and Teens starred selection. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in The Journey Prize Stories 28, PRISM international, The New Quarterly, Joyland Magazine, The Humber Literary Review, and Room Magazine. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph. Born in Delhi, she has also lived in Dubai, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Montreal. She currently resides in Toronto.



Marcia Walker’s writing has appeared in Prism international, Room, Event, Antigonish Review, University of Toronto Magazine, The Globe and Mail, CBC radio and The Broken Social Scene Story Project by House of Anansi. She has been shortlisted for Prism’s fiction and non-fiction prize and was a finalist for the Lascaux Fiction award. Her play, Recess, was part of Nightwood’s Write From the Hip playwright development program and the 2016 Groundswell Festival. She is the 2016-2017 Jessie London Writer-in-residence.


Our new team looks forward to reading your submissions!

With excitement about our new season,

Jess Taylor


The EW Reading Series