Mentor Lunch and Learn

Saturday, July 13th, 2019 from 12 PM – 2 PM

Milestones, 10 Dundas Street East, Unit # 400, Toronto, Ontario M5B2G9

Join The Soap Box Press at our second mentoring lunch! We welcome aspiring writers and anyone interested in working in the publishing industry to share a meal, mingle, and bond over the field we love.

We are so excited to have three industry professionals joining us:
  Allyson Latta, Independent Editor
  Kirby, Owner/Publisher Knife Fork Book, Poet
  Leslie Shimotakahara, Author

Tickets are $30 and will include an appetizer, main course, and beverages. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Spots are limited so reserve your seat by purchasing a ticket.

Please note that Milestones at Yonge and Dundas is an accessible venue and has all gender washrooms. Contact us at with any questions or concerns.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Readings From the 11th Floor

Saturday May 25th, 2019 from 2 PM – 3 PM

Civic Centre Resource Library, Vaughan, ON L6A 4W2

Join us for an afternoon of readings from the Voices from the 11th Floor anythology. We'll have books for sale and plenty of time to mix and mingle.

From Pen to Published

Mini Series: Spring Mentoring Lunch

April 27th from 1 PM – 4 PM

North York, ON

Ann Y.K. Choi, author of Kay's Lucky Coin Variety, and Tali Voron, founder and editor-in-chief of The Soap Box Press, are co-hosting a buffet style lunch to bring together aspiring writers and creatives with industry professionals. Join us for an afternoon of good food, great company, and the opportunity to meet fellow writers and creatives.

Lunch will provided and the event will be hosted in North York. The venue is fully accessible and the address will be provided by email after guests get their tickets. Please RSVP by April 22nd to secure your spot.

Please let us know about any accessibility accommodations you may need or of any dietary restrictions ahead of time by contacting Tali at:

Books and Brunch

with Toronto Writers

March 31st from 1 PM – 3 PM

Milestones, 10 Dundas St. E, Toronto, ON M5B 2G9

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: This venue is wheelchair accessible. There is a private accessible washroom. If there is anything we can do to accommodate your needs, please let us know!

Please note: Ticket are for brunch only ($28 + fees) or a book and brunch ($40 + 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!

From Pen to Published

Learn about the world of publishing from the people who are in it.

Sidney Smith Hall 100 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
Saturday November 17, 2018
from 12 - 7PM

Join The Soap Box and The 11th Floor Writers for a day long publishing fair filled with keynote speakers, networking, workshops, and the launch of Voices From the 11th Floor!

Sidney Smith Hall is an accessible building with ramps, powered entrances, and an elevator. Directions to Sidney Smith can be found here. We encourage anyone with questions to contact The Soap Box directly with any requests.