Shab-e She'r (Poetry Night) LII

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 ,
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
- Toronto, Canada

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LII

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

Featured poets: Bunny Iskov & Takatsu
Host: Bänoo Zan

Doors open 6:15 p.m.
Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m.
Show 7 p.m.

Admission: $5

I.B. (Bunny) Iskov – is the Founder of The Ontario Poetry Society, www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca . Bunny has won a few contest prizes and she has several poetry collections. She is the recipient of the Absolutely Fabulous Woman Award, Arts & Culture category, 2017.

Takatsu is a poet, novelist, publisher, multimedia designer, event coordinator and featured Wattpad Star of 20,000 readers from Toronto. In 2008, through Secondhand Memories, he pioneered the English “cell phone novel” movement. In 2014, his acclaimed literary novel, Espresso Love won a Watty’s Award and reached 1 million reads online. He published his literary and art collection, Of Forests and Clocks and Dreams, in 2016, and received the Babs Burggraf Award for his short story "The Elephant Girl". In 2017, he edited Apparatus, an anthology of experimental poetry, prose, photography by 15 contributors. Forthcoming in Fall 2017 is his poetry chapbook, Kawatare, through Anstruther Press. He founded Inspiritus Press, Bring the Noise Street Poetry Tour, Crossroads Literary Festival, the Literary Fiction Network, and the Cell Phone Novel movement. His interests are in spirituality and metaphysics in the modern electromagnetically charged cosmos, and the intersections and interactions between mediums, forms, technology and culture.

Both Shab-e She’r and St-Stephen-in-the Fields strongly support freedom of expression and encourage our features and open-mic’ers to use any language they wish.
This event is partially sponsored by St-Stephen-in-the Fields Church.
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 pushbutton, so someone needs to hold the door open. There is one fully barrier-free washroom.

All washrooms are gender-neutral.

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