Imperial Pub Poetry Reading, February 1st, 2024

Imperial Pub Poetry Reading, February 1st, 2024

Imperial Pub Poetry Reading

Join us on February 1st at 7 pm for a poetry reading and open mic hosted by David Bateman and featuring poets Norman Allan, Otoniya J. Otok Bitek, Stedmond Pardy, Georgia Wilder, Bänoo Zan and myself. It promises to be a great evening!

The Imperial Pub is located at 54 Dundas St. E. in Toronto.

 

WINTER TALES, January 24th, 7 p.m., on Zoom

WINTER TALES, January 24th, 7 p.m., on Zoom

WINTER TALES

We hope you will join us on Wednesday, January 24th, for an evening of poetry, non-fiction, fiction and visual art. Featured readers are Hollay Ghadery and Jennifer Hosein, followed by an open mic. Please register via the link for the Zoom reading. Open mic registration info to follow. Underrepresented writers are encouraged to submit to read on the open mic.

100,000 Poets for Change – Sunday, September 24th, 4 p.m., Free Times Cafe

100,000 Poets for Change – Sunday, September 24th, 4 p.m., Free Times Cafe

100,000 Poets for Change, Toronto Edition – Sunday, September 24th, 2023 at 4 pm, Free Times Cafe

Our collective runs this event as a fundraiser for Shannen’s Dream. Named in loving memory of Shannen Koostachin, Shannen’s Dream 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.
The event is hosted by Pat Connors who will share poetry for change along with Brenda Clews, Jeannine M. Pitas, Charles C. Smith, Dane Swan, Georgia Wilder and myself.
Hope you can join us at Free Times Cafe, 320 College St., Toronto.

You can find out more about Shannen’s Dream and donate via the link/button to the right.

 

 

REBELLION BOX by Hollay Ghadery

REBELLION BOX by Hollay Ghadery

Rebellion Box by Hollay Ghadery

After reading Jennifer Hosein’s gorgeous poetry collection, A Map of Rain Days, I knew I wanted to see if she’d blurb my collection, Rebellion Box. Her thoughtfulness—and the concomitant resplendence and caliginosity of her work—made me think that if anyone could understand living in contrasts, it would be her.
Lucky for me, this generous and astoundingly talented artist said yes.
What Jennifer had to say about Rebellion Box:
In Rebellion Box, Hollay Ghadery takes us on a captivating journey through womanhood, motherhood, a history that is “not in the past … taking up/space, everywhere.” Hold tight to this book, turn its pages, and see the days anew.
—Jennifer Hosein, A Map of Rain Days