Shab-e She'r- Poetry Night LXX

Shab-e She'r- Poetry Night LXX
Bänoo Zan & Terese Pierre

Toronto’s most diverse and brave poetry reading and open mic series 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: Hana Shafi & Terry Trowbridge Host: Bänoo Zan & Terese Pierre Time: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Place: Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7 Main Hall Doors open 6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m. Show 7 p.m. Admission: $5 Hana Shafi is a writer and artist who illustrates under the name Frizz Kid. Both her visual art and writing frequently explore themes such as feminism, body politics, racism, and pop culture with an affinity to horror. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Journalism Program, she has published articles in publications such as The Walrus, Hazlitt, This Magazine, Torontoist, Huffington Post, and has been featured on Buzzfeed India, Buzzfeed Canada, CBC, Flare Magazine, Mashable, and Shameless, Known on Instagram for her weekly affirmation series, she is also the recipient of the Women Who Inspire Award, from the Canadian Council for Muslim Women. Born in Dubai, Shafi’s family immigrated to Mississauga, Ontario in 1996, and she currently lives and works in Toronto. It Begins with the Body is her first book. Terry Trowbridge is a PhD student in Socio-Legal Studies at York University. He is one of the organizers of the Art Bar Poetry Series. His writing has appeared in a lot of places and here are most of them: Ariel, Rampike, Brittle Star, M58, The New Quarterly, CV2, The Great Lakes Review, The Dalhousie Review, The Nashwaak Review, Draft, subTerrain, Briarptch, Orbis, In 2 Print, Carousel, M58, The Society, Open Minds Quarterly, paperplates, Quills, Whether Magazine, The Saving Bannister, Episteme, Transition, (parenthetical), untethered, The Prairie Journal, Half A Grapefruit, Lady Lazarus Journal, Snakeskin Poetry, Tower Poetry, The Canadian Journal of Family and Youth, American Mathematical Monthly, The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, The Mathematical Intelligencer, Canadian Woman Studies, Studies in Arts and Humanities, Ecozona, Landscapes, Law and Humanities, Studies in Social Justice, The Polymath Review, Macromicrocosm, Seeds: The Procjam Zine, some Computer Science conference proceedings, and a handful of chapbooks from Grey Borders. Shab-e She’r strongly supports diversity, inclusion and courage in our line-up of features as well as our open mic participants. We have been doing that since our inception (Nov. 2012) without compromising freedom of expression. Tranzac Club is an accessible venue with no stairs (aside from the stage) and they have two accessible gender neutral washrooms. Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO Instagram: @banoo.zan