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Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XL

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $5

Open Stage of Poetry and Music

Doors open: 6:15 pm ; Sign-up for the open mic: 6:30 pm; Start: 7 pm

Shab-e She’r promotes poetic dialogue by bringing together the most distinct and diverse voices in literary arts. Each month, Shab-e She’r brings voices from a broad range of poetic styles, ethnicities, nationalities, religions.

Featured poets: Cassandra Myers & Robert Priest

Host: Bänoo Zan

Cassandra Myers: is a spoken word artist, BAM Youth Slam Team Captain, and summer camp counsellor

Robert Priest: is an award-winning author of 21 books of poetry & prose + numerous CDs

Please feel free to spread the word. “Join” the event on Facebook and “invite” your friends; use twitter and other social media. Let us make it as diverse as we are.@BanooZan ;  @ShabeSherTO ;  Facebook event

Bänoo Zan has recently had a book of poetry, Songs of Exile, published by Guernica Editions.  The poems in Songs of Exile are not simply about geographical or political exile. They reveal a metaphorical exile from the poet’s lost self, the one she left behind in Iran, her place of origin, the one she has struggled to preserve all her life. They reveal concern about the Middle East and the negative associations with Iran; preoccupation with the possibility of reconciliation between the three Abrahamic religions; worries about family back home; and broodings on newly found friends and lovers. In these poems, the political is personal.

Need to know:
– Doors open at 6:30
– $5 donation (suggested minimum)
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic)