Books and Brunch

with Toronto Writers

March 31st from 1 PM – 3 PM

7 West Cafe, 7 Charles Street West, Toronto, ON M4Y 1R4

As a celebration of our month long Read-a-Long of the "Voices from the 11th Floor" anthology, we are hosting a Books & Brunch event in Toronto where all are welcome! This is a collaboration with the 11th Floor Writers.

Come join us for a delicious three course brunch (menu will be released soon) where you will be able to mix and mingle with several members of the 11th Floor Writers and the Soap Box team. We'll talk all things writing and publishing over a scrumptious meal in one of Toronto's most loved venues. What could be better? Spots are limited so get your ticket fast!

Attending Writers:
 Ann Y.K. Choi
 Saad Omar Khan
 Charlotte Owen
 Melanie Russell
 Maureen Lynch

Accessibility Information: Unfortunately this venue is not wheelchair accessible. We will be seated in an area of the restaurant that is only accessible by four flights of stairs. The washrooms are all-gendered. If there is anything we can do to accommodate your needs, please let us know!

Please note: Ticket are for brunch only ($32 + fees) or a book and brunch ($45 + fees). Books will also be available for purchase on-site.


Read with the authors of our newest anthology

From March 1st to March 29th

The Soap Box is hosting their first ever Read-A-Long! Join us for the month of March as we read Voices From the 11th Floor, an anthology of poems, short stories, and personal essays by the 11th Floor Writers. Think of this as a book club for beginners: instead of reading a full length novel, our anthology offers a variety of beautifully written pieces, and each will take you into a world of its own. We have something for everyone!

Every week during the month of March you will have some reading to do and questions to answer. You can share your thoughts with us through Instagram. Since you’ll need a copy of the book to join us, purchase your copy using the code READWITHUS for 30% off.

The schedule is in our first blog post. We can’t wait to read with you!

Soap Box noun
1. A box or crate for packing soap.
2. Something that provides an opportunity for someone to share their views publicly.

Here at The Soap Box, we fall into the latter category.



Founded in 2016, The Soap Box is a publication dedicated to providing an accessible platform that publishes the work of emerging and established writers.

Our mission is to create a community for writers and artists, where the creative process is supported and nurtured. We understand the many barriers that can prevent writers from getting published. We make it our mission to ensure that regardless of socio-economic status, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, or geographical location, The Soap Box remains an accessible medium for all writers within our community. Through our social media channels we feature works of our writers on a weekly basis, and guarantee that submitting to our anthologies remains free. At The Soap Box, we make it our mission to ensure that all voices, whether new or experienced, have a place to be heard. 

The Soap Box creative writing anthology is released on an annual basis, with creative works inspired by a preselected theme. Writers are invited to submit poetry, short stories, and free verse pieces during open calls. Afterwards, the written works selected for publication by our Editorial board are included in our print publication which will be available for purchase. We also release three poetry chapbooks a year.