Banoo writes: This a series that attempts to bridge the gap between diverse poetic voices and communities in Toronto. It resists being reduced to any one voice, genre, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or any other labels that divide us. There are many poetry events in Toronto, which form rather closed circles around the above-mentioned lines, but Shab-e She’r actively promotes the breaking of those boundaries. We ask whoever hears about us to please reach out to communities that are not represented in our event. This policy of promoting multiculturalism is strongly reflected in our choice of features, as well. They are selected with an eye to diversity. It is not very easy to achieve this goal, as I am relatively new to Toronto and Canada. I immigrated four years ago. I am doing everything I can, but I do need help.
Open Stage of poetry and music
Featured poets: Ronna Bloom & Ali Alikhani
Host: Bänoo Zan
Time: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Place: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Doors open: 6:15 p.m.
Sign-up for the open mic: 6:30 p.m.
Start: 7 p.m. Admission: PWYC ($5)