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Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LIX

Tuesday, January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

| $5

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LIX
Open Stage of Poetry and Music

Place: Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College St, Toronto
Doors open: 6:15 pm ; Sign-up for the open mic: 6:30 pm; Start: 7 pm

The most diverse poetry reading and open mic in Toronto.  At Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) we don’t just wait for diversity to happen: we actively invite it.

Featured poets: Canisia Lubrin and David C. Brydges
Host: Bänoo Zan

Canisia Lubrin is a writer, critic, teacher, community artsadministrator. Find her work in journals, anthologies, on TV, radio and stage,including Room Magazine, The Puritan, The Rusty Toque,Arc Poetry Magazine, The Unpublished City,Globe & Mail, Lemonhound, The Capilano Review, CorditePoetry Review, CBC, TVO among others. Lubrin was named to CBC’s 2017 listof 150 exemplary Black Women Canada and is currently a Poetry in Voicepoet in residence. She’s an editor at Humber Literary Review, an advisorto Open Book Ontario, and Consulting Editor for Buckrider Books/Wolsak& Wynn. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelphand is the author of Voodoo Hypothesis (Wolsak & Wynn, 2017) and augur(Gap Riot Press, 2017).

David C. Brydges is a League of Canadian Poets member, Ontario PoetrySociety branch manager Cobalt, artistic director of Northern Ontario’s SpringPulse Poetry Festival, organizer of Ontario’s first painting/poetry competitioncalled PoeARTry North. David is an event planner, cultural entrepreneur, andrecent coordinator for the 9-day Wild West Poetry Festival adventure.

St-Stephen-in-the Fields accessibility information: The venue has a wheelchair ramp entrance and is all on one level; however, the wheelchair ramp door does not yet have a push button, so someone needs to hold the door open. There is one fully barrier-free washroom. All washrooms are gender-neutral.

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This event is being promoted on this site because it is of interest to the Beit Zatoun community.  Please note that it is taking place at another Toronto venue.