border crossings: Making Story Vessels | Workshops will take place on Saturdays from 1 - 3 PM on the following dates: June 30, July 7, July 21, July 28, and August 4


Join us at the AGM for an afternoon of exploration and expression around the themes of border crossings. In this workshop, participants will be encouraged to explore and express their own differing and intersecting border crossing stories. Using word and story prompts, sigils and visual storytelling participants will make and paint their own ceramic ‘story bowls.'

Eventbrite Registration required. No prior experience needed. All art supplies will be provided. Questions? Please contact: sharada.eswar@mississauga.ca












Shelter in Place: Film Screening and "Sleepover" | July 19, 6 - 10 PM

FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom


Bring your slippers, pillows and blankets to the AGM for a screening of the documentary This Changes Everything and share your thoughts on climate change. Lisa Hirmer will be in attendance to facilitate an informal discussion following the film. 


This Changes Everything
Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein 
2015 | 1 h 29 min

Film courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada












AGM Tot Spot with Guest-Storyteller Sally Jaeger | July 20, 10:30 - 11:30 AM


Bring your little ones to the next AGM Tot Spot! We will be joined by Guest-Storyteller Sally Jaeger! The AGM recommends 1 parent for every 2 children attending AGM Tot Spot. 


Sally Jaeger began storytelling in kindergarten with a riddle and has shared stories, rhymes and songs ever since. Moving to Toronto, Ontario from Wisconsin in 1972, Sally pursued storytelling at The Storytellers School of Toronto.
















Lisa Hirmer Artist Talk | July 20, 6 - 8 PM

FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom


Enjoy an artful Friday night at the AGM! Artist Lisa Hirmer will speak about her art practice and exhibition, In Case of Emergency. All are welcome!
















On the Queer Mic | July 27, 6 - 9 PM

FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom | Snacks Provided

LGBTQ+ artists from Mississauga are incredible when they are in front a mic! 

Join the AGM for a community conversation with local artists and activists who will share their journeys and experiences – from singing, to researching the intersections of queerness and soca, to stand up comedy! 


Featuring Kevin Rambally, Ryan Persadie, and VALE












Unruly Visions: Writing Unruly Bodies into Fiction | July 22, 1 - 3 PM


FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All-Gender Washroom | Tea and Snacks Provided

What are unruly bodies? How are they written into fiction? Who can write them? These are some of the questions that will be discussed and pondered upon during this workshop. Certain bodies – trans bodies, Black bodies, Indigenous bodies, bodies of colour, disabled bodies, queer bodies – are rarely seen /absent /marginalized / caricatured in Canadian fiction. This workshop will look at examples of writing about such bodies, and discuss the possibilities and difficulties of writing such bodies. Through writing prompts and freewriting exercises, participants will be encouraged to attempt writing unruly bodies into fiction, with a particular focus on intersectionality.