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Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields
365 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2N8
Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LIV
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: Puneet Dutt & Justin Lauzon
Host: Bänoo Zan
Time: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Place: Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2N8
Doors open 6:15 p.m.
Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m.
Show 7 p.m.
Puneet Dutt holds a MA in English from Ryerson University. She is the author of the chapbook PTSD south beach (Grey Borders Books), which was a Finalist for the 2016 Breitling Chapbook Prize. Her poetry has been published in a number of journals and in Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. She is an editorial board member at Canthius and a creative writing workshop facilitator with the Toronto Writers Collective. Her debut collection of poetry is forthcoming with Mansfield Press in Fall 2017. She lives in Toronto with her husband. To reach out, follow her on Twitter @puneet_dutt.
Justin Lauzon is a writer from Toronto. He works to promote Canadian literature and literacy through various positions including the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for The Word on the Street, the Literary Coordinator for Hear Here, the Founding Director of Lexical.ca, and the organizer for Slant Reading Series. He is working on a poetry manuscript and a fiction manuscript. He's also a photographer at Shab-e She'r.
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.