The Hart House Student Literary and Library Committee is committed to providing free, accessible, and safe opportunities for students and community members to develop their creative writing skills; explore voices, genres, books, and literary movements; network with emerging and established writers from across the Greater Toronto Area; and learn about literature as a professional industry.

  • January 2022

    Social Justice Reading List

    Artist Talk on Migratory Aesthetics

  • February 2022

    Decolonize ENG

    Social Justice Reading List & Book Club

  • March 2022

    How to Find a Literary Agent

    Social Justice Reading List & Book Club

  • April 2022

    Social Justice Book Club

UpComing Events
Social Justice Book Club

The Social Justice Book Club is a virtual club hosted by the UofT English Students’ Union and the Hart House Student Literary and Library Committee. We meet monthly via Zoom to discuss literary works related to a wide range of social justice issues. Together, we hope to learn, grow, and take action in our world.

December Book Club

“The Husband Stitch” in Her Body and Other Stories by Carmen Maria Machado

The theme for our third meeting is “Peace and Conflict,” drawn from the HHSL&LC’s November Social Justice Book List. In keeping with this theme, we’ll be discussing the short story “The Husband Stitch” from Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Stories. The first five participants to sign up for this meeting will receive a free copy of the collection courtesy of the ESU and the HHSL&LC.

Date: Friday, December 3, 2021

Time & Duration: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST (1 hr)

Cost: Free

ongoing prograMs

Hip-Hop Literature

Deconstruct the Library


Our guiding theme for 2021-2022 is “BRiNK!”.

HHSL&LC programming and events for 2021-2022 explores the liminal space of the literary world – the movements, genres, and voices in literature that have yet have to been discovered and which push the boundaries of what we typically call ‘literature.’ From the development of popular literature genres, such as food writing and Broadway musicals, to new academic movements and topics such as hip hop and migratory aesthetics, our focus is on the unforeseen, the brink of literature.

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2021-2022 Events

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