Shab-e She’r Poetry Night Lxxvii

Shab-e She’r Poetry Night Lxxvii
shab-e she'r (poetry night)

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXVII 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: Giovanna Riccio & Alvin Wong Hosts: Bänoo Zan & Terese Pierre Time: Tuesday, September 24, 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: $7-10 Giovanna Riccio immigrated from Calabria, Italy to Canada at the age of 6. A graduate of the University of Toronto, she majored in philosophy. She is the author of Vittorio (Lyricalmyrical, 2010), Strong Bread (Quattro Books, 2011) and Plastic’s Republic (Guernica Editions, 2019). Her poems have appeared in numerous national and international publications as well as various anthologies, the most recent being Dis(s)sent, Heartwood and A Filo Doppio, (Donzelli Editore, Rome). Translations of her work have been published in Italian, Spanish, French and Romanian. She regularly participates in literary events and has performed at Blue Met, The Edinburgh Fringe and the University of Calabria Italian Diaspora Conference to name a few. Alvin Wong is the senior editor of Inspiritus Press. He has poems published in Half a Grapefruit Magazine and Temz Review along with a short story in Ricepaper magazine. He co-authoured a chapbook with Stanford Cheung, We Could be Anything from Crevasse Press in Ibaraki, Japan. His website is https://caraparcel.neocities.org/ Tranzac Club is an accessible venue with no stairs (aside from the stage) and they have two accessible gender neutral washrooms. Please refrain from using perfume. Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO Instagram: @banoo.zan