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Bookhug Press Book*hug Press is a radically optimistic Canadian independent literary press working at the forefront of contemporary book culture. Celebrating adventures in literary publishing since 2004, Book*hug is a radically optimistic Canadian literary press working at the forefront of contemporary book culture.

We publish bold, innovative books of literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, poetry, and literature in translation by both emerging and established writers. We are most interested in writing that challenges and pushes at the boundaries of cultural expectations and are deeply committed to publishing culturally diverse voices whose work has historically been underrepresented in the publishing landscape.

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Our Fall 2021 preview series wraps up with a sneak peek at The Absence of Zero, R. Kolewe’s elegy to the 20th century an...
10/01/2021
Fall 2021 Poetry Preview: The Absence of Zero by R. Kolewe

Our Fall 2021 preview series wraps up with a sneak peek at The Absence of Zero, R. Kolewe’s elegy to the 20th century and the disparate fragments of its ideas that continue to disrupt our present. A triumphant celebration of the long poem tradition, The Absence of Zero consists of 256 16-line quartets, and 34 free-form interruptions. This slow-moving, haunting work is a beautiful example of thinking in language, a meditation on time and memory in both content and form.

We're pleased to share the first two poems from the collection on the Book*hug Blog. The Absence of Zero will be released on November 9 and is available now for pre-order from our online shop, or from your local independent bookseller.

https://bookhugpress.ca/fall-2021-poetry-preview-the-absence-of-zero-by-r-kolewe/

Today, our Fall 2021 preview series wraps up with The Absence of Zero, R. Kolewe's elegy to the 20th century and the disparate fragments of its ideas that continue to disrupt our present. A triumphant celebration of the long poem tradition, The Absence of Zero consists of 256 16-line quartets, and 3

"The body horror of Suture started from a lens of satirizing the absurdity of judging art, it developed much beyond that...
09/29/2021
In Conversation: Nic Brewer

"The body horror of Suture started from a lens of satirizing the absurdity of judging art, it developed much beyond that for me, into a way of expressing how much it literally hurts to be alive sometimes."

This new interview with Nic Brewer reveals the deep care and consideration that went into her near decade-long process of writing her debut novel, Suture. Countless books were read, characters evolved, details changed, life changed, ideas expanded, then hollowed, then softened. Brewer shares some of her thoughts on reading and writing, and what she hopes Suture will mean to her readers.

https://bookhugpress.ca/in-conversation-nic-brewer/

Continuing our In Conversation series, Nic Brewer joins us to discuss her remarkable debut novel, Suture! Suture fiercely and tenderly interweaves the stories of three artists who literally tear themselves open to make art. Each artist baffles their family, or harms their loved ones, with their nece

"Get ready to unplug with some bookish entertainment." Thank you to All Lit Up for choosing Suture by Nic Brewer as one ...
09/29/2021
All Queued Up: Your Bookish Fall LineUp this Week

"Get ready to unplug with some bookish entertainment." Thank you to All Lit Up for choosing Suture by Nic Brewer as one of this week's picks for All Queued Up, a weekly roundup of new indie books for your fall TBR.

https://alllitup.ca/Blog/2021/All-Queued-Up-Your-Bookish-Fall-LineUp-this-Week

All Queued Up is a weekly roundup of new indie books for your fall TBR. Discover new titles, add them to your All Lit Up wishlist or buy them here, or...

Umbilical Cord: An Interview with Hasan Namir – Plenitude Magazine
09/27/2021
Umbilical Cord: An Interview with Hasan Namir – Plenitude Magazine

Umbilical Cord: An Interview with Hasan Namir – Plenitude Magazine

Interviews • L'Amour Lisik • Plenitude • Writers' Room Umbilical Cord: An Interview with Hasan Namir September 27, 2021Add Comment Interview by L’Amour Lisik In connection with this year’s Victoria Festival of Authors taking place September 29 to October 3, Plenitude prose editor L’Amour...

09/24/2021
Join us for #FestofAuthors21 from October 21–31!

The #FestofAuthors21 lineup is live & we're thrilled to share that our authors Maria Stepanova (In Memory of Memory), Aimee Wall (We, Jane), Shani Mootoo, (Polar Vortex), Therese Estacion (Phantompains), & Meg Remy of U.S. Girls (Begin by Telling) will all take part in the 42nd Toronto International Festival of Authors.

Today! Word Vancouver& Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia, in partnership with TransLink and BC Transit,...
09/24/2021

Today! Word Vancouver& Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia, in partnership with TransLink and BC Transit, present the launch of Poetry in Transit 2021/22 w/readings by Duct-Taped Roses author Billeh Nickerson, Tanja Bartel, Marita Dachsel, Junie Désil, Patrick Friesen, Dallas Hunt, Donna Kane & Barbara Nickel. Hosted by Rob Taylor.

3pm PST / 6pm EST.
Reserve tickets via Trellis: https://trellis.org/poetryintransit

Join us next Friday for The Launch of Poetry in Transit! Hosted by Rob Taylor with readings from Billeh Nickerson, Barbara Nickel, Dallas Hunt, Marita Dachsel, and more 🌟 🚎 RSVP here: https://trellis.org/poetryintransit #PoetryInTransit

"I hope that Umbilical Cord can spread the universal message of family and that even when some dreams seem impossible to...
09/24/2021
In Conversation: Hasan Namir

"I hope that Umbilical Cord can spread the universal message of family and that even when some dreams seem impossible to be fulfilled, with hope, determination and love, those dreams can become true."

In this new interview, Hasan Namir shares tender details about the composition of his sophomore poetry book, Umbilical Cord, including moments in which holding his son Malek and reading to him served as poetic inspiration. He offers up some big emotional takeaways and mentions a few of the books he is most excited to read over the next couple of months.

https://bookhugpress.ca/in-conversation-hasan-namir/

The next installment of our In Conversation series features Lambda Literary and Stonewall Book Award-winner Hasan Namir! Namir's new collection of poetry, Umbilical Cord, documents the journey that he and his husband took to have a child. Between love letters to their young son, Namir shares insight

"Suture, then, is a difficult conversation that I’d like to have with everyone: brains do not always have their bodies’ ...
09/24/2021
First Fiction Friday: Nic Brewer's Suture

"Suture, then, is a difficult conversation that I’d like to have with everyone: brains do not always have their bodies’ best interests at heart, and it is hard but it is okay. We are human, and I love you." All Lit Up shines a 'First Fiction Friday' spotlight on Nic Brewer's newly released debut novel.

https://alllitup.ca/Blog/First-Fiction-Fridays/2021/First-Fiction-Friday-Nic-Brewer-s-Suture?fbclid=IwAR0qTrAyXRxZhB3f-cjGf0r2M2ccf_rw50csXZyyvWC8DMTjdxtbgcHtoYU

Nic Brewer's debut novel Suture (Book*hug Press) has been an eagerly anticipated fall read at All Lit Up. Checking all the right boxes for a fantastical...

"I want this book to inspire not only same-sex parents but all parents and all readers. I want readers to know that pare...
09/23/2021
Q&A: Lambda award winner Hasan Namir's Umbilical Cord explores his journey to becoming a gay parent

"I want this book to inspire not only same-sex parents but all parents and all readers. I want readers to know that parenting is a universal feeling, it’s all love." Hasan Namir talks with The Georgia Straight about his new book, Umbilical Cord, and the journey that he and his husband took to have a child—about the IVF surrogacy process and all the challenges and rewards of it.

"Umbilical Cord [is] all about love, love and love, the love of two men who dreamed of being dads, the love of a sister to her brother and brother-in-law that allowed her to give them the gift of life."

https://www.straight.com/arts/qa-lambda-award-winner-hasan-namirs-umbilical-cord-explores-his-journey-to-becoming-a-gay?fbclid=IwAR2ZdWvi46aFSYlMbVS39hd5GYU9UzB-mnDYbGFEC18_irl0I6Fif0u6PYw

The poet's sister-in-law was the surrogate for his son.

09/22/2021

Tonight! WordFest presents The Way We Talk Animals, a lively storytelling event, with Joni Murphy (author of Double Teenage and Talking Animals), and Kai Cheng Thom and Rachel Yoder.

"It very much became a book about the value of softness and kindness and small wins"Check out this wonderful Q&A about l...
09/22/2021
"I Learned How to be Human from Writing This Novel" Nic Brewer on Her Unforgettable and Fantastical Debut Novel, Suture

"It very much became a book about the value of softness and kindness and small wins"
Check out this wonderful Q&A about love, loss, and writing from Nic Brewer, the author of the newly released novel, Suture, on Open Book.

http://open-book.ca/News/I-Learned-How-to-be-Human-from-Writing-This-Novel-Nic-Brewer-on-Her-Unforgettable-and-Fantastical-Debut-Novel-Suture

Nic Brewer's hotly anticipated debut novel, Suture (Book*hug Press), asks pointed questions about the cost of art—on artists, on their loved ones, ...

Today at 2pm! Today at 2pm! The Word On The Street Toronto presents Tender: The Unsung Work of Caregivers, featuring Aim...
09/22/2021
Tender: The Unsung Work of Caregivers

Today at 2pm! Today at 2pm! The Word On The Street Toronto presents Tender: The Unsung Work of Caregivers, featuring Aimee Wall, author of We, Jane, and Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia and Moia Walsh.

Register to attend via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tender-the-unsung-work-of-caregivers-tickets-167731594715

Celebrate the stories that connect us at The Word On The Street Toronto’s 2021 virtual festival of storytelling, ideas and imagination.

The Jury Selection for Le Grand Prix du livre de Montreal 2021 has been announced! We're thrilled that We, Jane by Aimee...
09/22/2021
Le Grand Prix du livre de Montréal 2021 : les 10 œuvres sélectionnées

The Jury Selection for Le Grand Prix du livre de Montreal 2021 has been announced! We're thrilled that We, Jane by Aimee Wall and Permanent Revolution by Gail Scott have both been chosen by the 6 member jury panel. Congratulations to Aimee and Gail!

https://montreal.ca/articles/le-grand-prix-du-livre-de-montreal-2021-les-10-oeuvres-selectionnees-20283?fbclid=IwAR2jctamU__cSPcMfI_AgqXodCsBXzJeevEkYvAYvnz8JKmIt2tCRl1e8Ds

Dévoilement de la Sélection du jury du Grand Prix du livre de Montréal 2021.

Letters to Amelia by Lindsay Zier-Vogel is the Book of the Day at Foreword Reviews!In her review, Mari Carlson writes, "...
09/22/2021

Letters to Amelia by Lindsay Zier-Vogel is the Book of the Day at Foreword Reviews!

In her review, Mari Carlson writes, "An understated literary work with a historical underpinning, Letters to Amelia celebrates singular desires and pays homage to intimacy in the face of social scrutiny.”

https://buff.ly/3hXfH9T

Letters to Amelia - Book of the Day
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“An understated literary work with a historical underpinning, Letters to Amelia celebrates singular desires and pays homage to intimacy in the face of social scrutiny.”
https://buff.ly/3hXfH9T

Letters to Amelia: The Official Book Playlist 💌✈️🎧For our Active Listening series, we invited Lindsay Zier-Vogel to crea...
09/22/2021
Letters to Amelia: The Official Book Playlist

Letters to Amelia: The Official Book Playlist 💌✈️🎧

For our Active Listening series, we invited Lindsay Zier-Vogel to create a playlist for Letters to Amelia. She writes, "This playlist is full of flight and flying, and finding your own way. It’s about the loneliness of breakups, and finding one’s own feet."

Enjoy the playlist!
https://bookhugpress.ca/letters-to-amelia-the-official-book-playlist/

Our Active Listening series continues with Letters to Amelia, Lindsay Zier-Vogel's critically-acclaimed debut novel which combines the contemporary story of a newly single woman who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant with a passionate epistolary love affair between iconic American aviator and femin

Happy Publication Day to Suture by Nic Brewer, a fierce and tender debut that interweaves the stories of three artists w...
09/21/2021
Happy Book Birthday to Suture by Nic Brewer! ✨ 🎉

Happy Publication Day to Suture by Nic Brewer, a fierce and tender debut that interweaves the stories of three artists who literally tear themselves open to make art. Blurring distinctions between reality and metaphor, Suture renders a new vocabulary for thinking through art, bodies, and desire, and rewrites conversations on mental health and the all-too-human need for empathy. We are so excited to share this remarkable novel with readers everywhere—lovers of literary fiction and horror alike.

We at Book*hug Press have had the great pleasure of knowing Nic for many years, ever since she worked with us as a publishing intern back in the day. Since then, our friendship and admiration for her has continued to grow and grow, and we are truly honoured to help shepherd her first novel into the world.

Happy Book Birthday Nic! ✨ 🎉

https://bookhugpress.ca/happy-book-birthday-to-suture-by-nic-brewer-%e2%9c%a8-%f0%9f%8e%89/

Today, we’re celebrating the release of Suture, a bold and original debut novel by the talented Nic Brewer! Blurring distinctions between reality and metaphor, Suture renders a new vocabulary for thinking through art, bodies, and desire. Read on to learn all about this highly anticipated debut, an...

Today at 2pm! The Word On The Street Toronto presents Epistolary Fiction: Letters of Hope & Heartbreak, with Lindsay Zie...
09/20/2021
Epistolary Fiction: Letters of Hope & Heartbreak

Today at 2pm! The Word On The Street Toronto presents Epistolary Fiction: Letters of Hope & Heartbreak, with Lindsay Zier-Vogel, author of Letters to Amelia, Wayne Ng and francesca ekwuyasi!

The art of letter-writing, the catharsis of writing one you don’t intend to send, the unique qualities of slow-paced correspondence, what we can learn about being thoughtful, nuanced communicators through the written word—especially in a world of 280-character hot takes.

There's still time to register for the free online event, via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/epistolary-fiction-letters-of-hope-heartbreak-tickets-167733205533

Celebrate the stories that connect us at The Word On The Street Toronto’s 2021 virtual festival of storytelling, ideas and imagination.

"There was something about writing to somebody else that gave me this bigger creative space to play with than if I had j...
09/20/2021
'Letters to Amelia': Alumna Lindsay Zier-Vogel's debut novel combines the art and love of letter writing, U of T and Amelia Earhart

"There was something about writing to somebody else that gave me this bigger creative space to play with than if I had just been keeping a journal." Read an interview with University of Toronto alumna Lindsay Zier-Vogel, author of Letters to Amelia.

https://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/news/letters-amelia-alumna-lindsay-zier-vogels-debut-novel-combines-art-and-love-letter-writing-u-t

Arts & Science alumna Lindsay Zier-Vogel began writing letters to Amelia Earhart long before the idea truly took flight as the plot of her first novel.

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09/19/2021
Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: Aimee Wall

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Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: Aimee Wall September 19, 2021 Aimee Wall's novel, We, Jane has been longlisted for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize.Newfoundland-native Aimee Wall is a writer and translator. Her essays, short fiction, and criticism have appeared

Thank you to All Lit Up for selecting Aimee Wall's #GillerPrize longlisted novel, We, Jane, as the final #aluturns7 pick...
09/19/2021

Thank you to All Lit Up for selecting Aimee Wall's #GillerPrize longlisted novel, We, Jane, as the final #aluturns7 pick!

Our final #aluturns7 pick is Aimee Wall's We, Jane (Bookhug Press), a fierce and propulsive #GillerPrize longlisted novel about intergenerational female relationships, reproductive rights, and finding home

alllitup.ca/books/W/We-Jane

Today! The Word On The Street Toronto presents Lindsay Zier-Vogel for an outdoor book signing event for Letters to Ameli...
09/19/2021

Today! The Word On The Street Toronto presents Lindsay Zier-Vogel for an outdoor book signing event for Letters to Amelia at Another Story Bookshop, 4pm!

Another Story Bookshop Safety Protocols:

The book signing will take place outside the front door of the store. There is an area under a small awning where there will be a 4-foot table. The author will be seated at one end, and when a customer comes to get their book signed they will be seated at the other end. This will create a natural distance between author and customer. Post-it notes will be provided and customers will write the name they would like the book signed to, to minimize talking. Everyone is asked to wear a properly fitting mask, both during the signing and in the line-up. Another Story Bookshop will ensure that people are following proper distancing in the lineup.

@torontoartscouncil #ShowloveTO #lindsayziervogel #letterstoamelia #booksigning

Today! The Word On The Street Toronto presents Lindsay Zier-Vogel for an outdoor book signing event for Letters to Amelia at Another Story Bookshop, 4pm!

Another Story Bookshop Safety Protocols:

The book signing will take place outside the front door of the store. There is an area under a small awning where there will be a 4-foot table. The author will be seated at one end, and when a customer comes to get their book signed they will be seated at the other end. This will create a natural distance between author and customer. Post-it notes will be provided and customers will write the name they would like the book signed to, to minimize talking. Everyone is asked to wear a properly fitting mask, both during the signing and in the line-up. Another Story Bookshop will ensure that people are following proper distancing in the lineup.

@torontoartscouncil #ShowloveTO #lindsayziervogel #letterstoamelia #booksigning

Tonight! Word Vancouver presents a virtual reading and talk with LGBTQ2S+ Guest Curator Hasan Namir, author of Umbilical...
09/17/2021
In Conversation with our Guest Curators ·Indigenous / LGBTQ2S+·

Tonight! Word Vancouver presents a virtual reading and talk with LGBTQ2S+ Guest Curator Hasan Namir, author of Umbilical Cord, and . Indigenous Guest Curator Molly Cross-Blanchard (author of Exhibitionist, Coach House Books). Hosted by Betsy Warland.

Reserve tickets here:
https://trellis.org/guest-curators?fbclid=IwAR3cCUnBgKX_Z5Cr_MIHV9zJiSwswEvVZ3or0jDQ3y8d6ZvgXZ014Top5woof

Presented by: Word Vancouver Type: In Conversation / Poetry ReadingHost: Betsy Warland Readers: Indigenous Guest Curator Molly Cross-Blanchard, LGBTQ2S+ Guest Curator Hasan NamirBlurb: Reading and talk with Indigenous Guest Curator Molly Cross-Blanchard (Exhibitionist, Coach House Books) a...

The fall book season is upon us! Over the coming weeks, a brilliant cohort of  Book*hug’s Fall 2021 authors will be shar...
09/17/2021
In Conversation: Lindsay Zier-Vogel

The fall book season is upon us! Over the coming weeks, a brilliant cohort of Book*hug’s Fall 2021 authors will be sharing their thoughts on the writing process, the books they read while penning their own, and their favourite themes and takeaways as part of our In Conversation interview series. Lindsay Zier-Vogel starts us off with a discussion of her debut novel, Letters to Amelia.

Zier-Vogal is a master at letter writing and Letters to Amelia features several scattered throughout the narrative. In the following interview, Zier-Vogel reveals her fundamental hopefulness, her admiration for feminist icon Amelia Earhart, and her passion for the written (and enveloped) word.

https://bookhugpress.ca/in-conversation-lindsay-zier-vogel/

The new season is upon us! Over the coming weeks, a brilliant cohort of Book*hug's Fall 2021 authors will be sharing their thoughts on the writing process, the books they read while penning their own, and their favourite themes and takeaways. Lindsay Zier-Vogel starts us off with a discussion of he

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Do you want to know Toronto literary scene and expand your network of writers and poets? Do you want to learn about writing and performance opportunities in the GTA? Are you in or around Toronto on October 29? Mark your calendars for Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXVIII. Experience Toronto poetry community at its most brave, diverse, and eclectic at Shab-e She’r with two phenomenal features, Adebe DeRango-Adem and Paul Edward Costa. And if you have a poem in any language, come at 6:30 and sign up for our open mic! Time: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Place: Tranzac Club (main Hall) 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7 Doors open 6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m. at the venue Show 7-10 p.m. Admission: $7-10 (cash) Poetry is love, Bänoo Zan The Founder Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO Instagram: @banoo.zan #poetry, #SpokenWord, #OpenMic, #diverse, #Brave, #support, #join, #community, #SpreadtheWord, #ethnicity, #POC, #indigenous, #FirstNations, #TurtleIsland, #CanLit, #DiverseCanLit, #nationality, #religion, #gender, #LGBTQ2S, #age, #disability, #style, #voice, #Toronto, #multicultural, #poetryreading, #books, #BIPOC, #BIWOC, #PoetryIsLove, #Canada #AnneWaldman, #AmiriBaraka, #PoetLaureate, #Mississauga https://www.facebook.com/events/1714834428647218/
Mark your calendars for Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXVI on July 30, 2019. Take this opportunity to listen to the poetry of Doyali Islam and Bill Bissett. You can also sign up for our open mic available for poetry, spoken word, music, and other three-minute performances in any language or accent. Shab-e She'r has been contributing to the diversity of Toronto poetry scene since 2012. You can help us by spreading the word and inviting people and communities you know. Time: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Place: Tranzac Club (main Hall) 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7 Doors open 6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m. at the venue Show 7-10 p.m. Admission: $7-10 (cash) Much love, Bänoo Zan The Founder Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO Instagram: @banoo.zan #poetry, #SpokenWord, #OpenMic, #diverse, #Brave, #support, #join, #community, #SpreadtheWord, #ethnicity, #POC, #indigenous, #FirstNations, #TurtleIsland, #CanLit, #DiverseCanLit, #nationality, #religion, #gender, #LGBTQ2S, #age, #disability, #style, #voice, #Toronto, #multicultural, #poetryreading, #books, #BIPOC, #BIWOC https://www.facebook.com/events/410998149497434/
Mark your calendars for Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXV on June 25, 2019. Take this opportunity to listen to the poetry of Merle Nudelman and Reza Eslami. You can also sign up for our open mic available for poetry, spoken word, music, and other three-minute performances in any language or accent. Shab-e She'r has been contributing to the diversity of Toronto poetry scene since 2012. You can help us by spreading the word and inviting people and communities you know. Time: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Place: Tranzac Club (main Hall) 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7 Doors open 6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m. at the venue Show 7-10 p.m. Admission: $7-10 (cash) Much love, Bänoo Zan The Founder Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) team: Terese Pierre, Giovanna Riccio, Marta Ziemele, Leah Liora Cohen, Yecid Ortega Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO Instagram: @banoo.zan #poetry, #SpokenWord, #OpenMic, #diverse, #Brave, #support, #join, #community, #SpreadtheWord, #ethnicity, #POC, #indigenous, #FirstNations, #TurtleIsland, #CanLit, #DiverseCanLit, #nationality, #religion, #gender, #LGBTQ2S, #age, #disability, #style, #voice, #Toronto, #multicultural, #poetryreading, #books https://www.facebook.com/events/608676919611344/
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On April 30, 2019, we celebrate poetry month at Shab-e She'r (PoetryNight) with Fan Wu and Michelle Hillyard and 20 open mic slots for any 3-minute performance in any language or accent. Time: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Place: Tranzac Club, Main Hall, 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7 Doors open 6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m. Show 7-10 p.m. Admission: $5 Join us to support diversity and courage in poetry and spread the word. Much love, Bänoo Zan Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO Instagram: @banoo.zan #poetry, #SpokenWord, #openMic, #music, #diverse, #Brave, #support, #join, #community, #SpreadtheWord, #ethnicity, #POC, #indigenous, #FirstNations, #TurtleIsland,#CanLit, #DiverseCanLit, #nationality, #religion, #gender, #LGBTQ2S, #age, #disability, #style, #voice, #Toronto, #multicultural, #NPM19, #PoetryMonth2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2328838867395314/
Mark your calendars for Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXI on February 26, 2019. Take this opportunity to listen to the poetry of NourbeSe Philip and Valentino Assenza. You can also sign up for our open mic available for poetry, spoken word, music, and other three-minute performances in any language or accent. Shab-e She’r is Toronto’s most diverse and brave poetry and open mic series. We strongly encourage participation by minorities of diverse ethnicities, nationalities, religions (or lack thereof), genders, sexual orientations, ages, (dis)abilities, and poetic styles, voices and visions. We do not eliminate the mainstream, but add diverse minorities in order to facilitate a cross-cultural dialogue. Whoever you are and however you identity you are welcome. Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Place: Tranzac Club (main Hall) 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7 Doors open 6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m. at the venue Show 7-10 p.m. Admission: $5 (cash) Much love, Bänoo Zan Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO Instagram: @banoo.zan #poetry, #SpokenWord, #OpenMic, #music, #diverse, #Brave, #support, #join, #community, #SpreadtheWord, #ethnicity, #POC, #indigenous, #FirstNations, #TurtleIsland, #CanLit, #DiverseCanLit, #nationality, #religion, #gender, #LGBTQ2S, #age, #disability, #style, #voice, #Toronto, #multicultural https://www.facebook.com/events/762012194163322/
Mark your calendars for Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXX on January 22, 2019. Take this opportunity to listen to the poetry of Hana Shafi and Terry Trowbridge. You can also sign up for our open mic available for poetry, spoken word, music, and other three-minute performances in any language or accent. Shab-e She’r is Toronto’s most diverse and brave poetry and open mic series. We strongly encourage participation by minorities of diverse ethnicities, nationalities, religions (or lack thereof), genders, sexual orientations, ages, (dis)abilities, and poetic styles, voices and visions. Time: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Place: Tranzac Club (main Hall) 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7 Doors open 6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m. at the venue Show 7-10 p.m. Admission: $5 (cash) Much love, Bänoo Zan Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO Instagram: @banoo.zan #poetry, #SpokenWord, #OpenMic, #music, #diverse, #Brave, #support, #join, #community, #SpreadtheWord, #ethnicity, #POC, #indigenous, #FirstNations, #TurtleIsland, #CanLit, #DiverseCanLit, #nationality, #religion, #gender, #LGBTQ2S, #age, #disability, #style, #voice, #Toronto, #multicultural https://www.facebook.com/events/734359243593948/
Mark your calendars for Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) 6TH ANNIVERSARY on November 27, 2018. Take this opportunity to listen to the poetry of Erin Kang and Gavin Barrett and the music of Lata Swarn. You can also sign up for our open mic available for poetry, spoken word, music, and other three-minute performances in any language or accent. Notice that our new venue is the Tranzac. Shab-e She’r is Toronto’s most diverse and brave poetry and open mic series. We strongly encourage participation by minorities of diverse ethnicities, nationalities, religions (or lack thereof), genders, sexual orientations, ages, (dis)abilities, and poetic styles, voices and visions. Time: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Place: Tranzac Club (main Hall) 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7 Doors open 6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m. at the venue Show 7-10 p.m. Admission: $5 (cash) Much love, Bänoo Zan Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO Instagram: @banoo.zan #poetry, #SpokenWord, #OpenMic, #music, #diverse, #Brave, #support, #join, #community, #SpreadtheWord, #ethnicity, #POC, #indigenous, #FirstNations, #TurtleIsland, #CanLit, #DiverseCanLit, #nationality, #religion, #gender, #LGBTQ2S, #age, #disability, #style, #voice, #Toronto, #multicultural https://www.facebook.com/events/1968438626542671/
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Mark your calendars for Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXVII on October 23, 2018. Take this opportunity to listen to the poetry of Sheila Tucker and Khashayar Mohammadi . You can also sign up for our open mic available for poetry, spoken word, music, and other three-minute performances in any language or accent. Notice that our new venue is the Tranzac. Shab-e She’r is Toronto’s most diverse and brave poetry and open mic series. We strongly encourage participation by minorities of diverse ethnicities, nationalities, religions (or lack thereof), genders, sexual orientations, ages, (dis)abilities, and poetic styles, voices and visions. Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Place: Tranzac Club (main Hall) 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2M7 Doors open 6:15 p.m. Open-mic sign-up 6:30 p.m. Show 7-10 p.m. Admission: $5 Much love, Bänoo Zan Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO Instagram: @banoo.zan #poetry, #SpokenWord, #OpenMic, #music, #diverse, #Brave, #support, #join, #community, #SpreadtheWord, #ethnicity, #POC, #indigenous, #FirstNations, #TurtleIsland, #CanLit, #DiverseCanLit, #nationality, #religion, #gender, #LGBTQ2S, #age, #disability, #style, #voice, #Toronto, #multicultural https://www.facebook.com/events/1978834228826681/