100,000 Poets for Change – September 22nd, 2024

100,000 Poets for Change – September 22nd, 2024

100,000 Poets for Change

The event will take place on Sunday, September 22nd at Free Times Cafe in Toronto. Hosted by Pat Connors, featured poets include Pat Connors, Brenda Clews, Robert Priest, Charles C Smith, Georgia Wilder and Jennifer Hosein. The event is held as a fundraiser for Shannen’s Dream.

Shannen’s Dream, named in loving memory of Shannen Koostachin, is about making sure that First Nations children and youth have the same education opportunities as others but in ways that respect their language and culture and takes into account that they may not be starting from the same place. Shannen Koostachin, her classmates, and their community of Attawapiskat fought for a new school for over three decades after a diesel spill near the school that was making students and teachers sick. Shannen sadly passed away in 2010 and never saw the new school that was built in 2014. With the support of her loving family, friends and community, Shannen’s Dream was named in her honour because Shannen believed that all children deserved to go to a good school.

 

100,000 Poets for Change, September 17, 2022

100,000 Poets for Change, September 17, 2022

100,000 Poets for Change Toronto event, September 17, 2022

100,000 Poets for Change is happening on Saturday, September 17th at Hirut Cafe. Dinner is at 7 and readings start at 8. 

This is a benefit for Shannen’s Dream.

Readers are Robert Priest, Jennifer Hosein, Charles C. Smith, Brenda Clews, Jeannine Pitas, Georgia Wilder.

 

 

 

 
Five Poets – March 9th, 2022

Five Poets – March 9th, 2022

Five Poets

I am thrilled to be hosting and reading on March 9 with the fabulous poets Ellen Chang-Richarson, Tyler Pennock, Charlie Petch, and Andrea Thompson! It’s going to be a great night! This is a free online event. Please register via the link provided. Thank you to the league of Canadian Poets for their support.

ARC POETRY MAGAZINE book review by Kate Rogers – January, 2022

ARC POETRY MAGAZINE book review by Kate Rogers – January, 2022

Book review by Kate Rogers

Jennifer Hosein’s A Map of Rain Days is “an unflinching evocation of the physical and emotional violence men can do to women under the pretext of love,” writes reviewer Kate Rogers, as well as “love for her mother and daughter [that] shines through even the bleakest of her poems.”
Read the full review on the Arc website; click on the image for the link.

 

DRAFT 16.6 Reading, July 18, 2021

DRAFT 16.6 Reading, July 18, 2021

DRAFT 16.6 reading, July 18, 2021

Please join us for the last reading of Season 16!

This very special event includes spoken word, visual art, improvised music, all together in a literary sphere. Featured writers are:

Andrea Thompson, poet, novelist, editor and educator

Jennifer Hosein , writer, visual artist, and educator

Gloria Blizzard, poet and essayist with saxophonist Michael Arthurs

We will also be joined by four additional very talented writers: Robin Pacific, H. Nigel Thomas, Carol B. Duncan and Eleni Gouliaras.