Shab E She'r Poetry Night Xlii

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Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XLII

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: Kay Kassirer & John Portelli
Host: Bänoo Zan

Time: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Place: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St., Toronto, ON M6G 2L8

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

Admission: $5
Kay Kassirer is a Toronto based spoken word poet and activist. They use their poetry to tell stories, educate people, and heal. Kay can be found leading workshops, frequenting poetry slams, or stuck in a tree. Kay was a member of the 2015 Toronto Poetry Slam Team and made it to final stage at the 2016 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam. Kay came in 2nd at Capturing Fire 2016, the International Queer Poetry Slam, and continues to travel the world with their words. Kay has a chapbook published by We Flip Tables Press entitled Confessions of a Queer.

John-Peter Portelli a poet from Malta who has lived in Canada for 38 years and has published two bilingual collections of poetry. His third collection is due later this year, entitled Migrating Desires/Xewqat tal-Passa. His poetry is inspired by social justice politics, immigrant lived experiences, existential human predicament and ecology, and processes of marginalization. He is a professor in the Department of Social Justice Education at OISE, University of Toronto.
Please spread the word through social media and any other way you know. Let our event become as diverse as we are.
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