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Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XLIV

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 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

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: Aparna Halpé & David Clink
Host: Bänoo Zan

Aparna Halpé is a Sri Lankan poet, musician and scholar living in Toronto. She holds a doctorate in postcolonial literature from the Department of English and the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. Aparna’s research focuses on the function of myth in contemporary fiction from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. She is the author of a collection of poems, Precarious (2013), and is currently co-editor, with Michael Ondaatje, of a trilingual edition of the collected works of the twentieth century Sri Lankan poet Lakdasa Wikkramasinha. Aparna is currently a professor in the Department of English and ESL at Centennial College, Toronto.

David Clink has three collections of poetry (four if you include The Role of Lightning in Evolution – Chizine Publications – September 2016). He hosts and organizes the annual Dead Poets Society Night in Toronto. His poem, “A sea monster tells his story” won the Aurora Award for Best Poem/Song, in 2013.

Please spread the word through social media and any other way you know. Let our event become as diverse as we are.

@BanooZan – @ShabeSherTO – facebook event

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)