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Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXI Nowruz Celebration

March 27 @ 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm


Toronto’s most diverse poetry reading and open mic series

Featured poets: Weeda Salehi Shareqi and Jacob McArthur Mooney

Featured musician: Nawras Nader

Haft Seen: Nina Rastegar

Host: Bänoo Zan

Time: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Place: Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2N8

Doors open               6:15 p.m.
Open-mic sign-up     6:30 p.m.
Show                         7 p.m.

Admission: $5


Weeda Salehi Shareqi born in Afghanistan, graduate of Sheridan College, poet and fiction writer in Dari and English, over 40 published pieces, upcoming novels: The Water Carrier Daughter and Rukhshana

Jacob McArthur Mooney poet, former director of Pivot Reading series, with three books:The New Layman’s Almanac, Folk,  Don’t Be Interesting, shortlisted for Dylan Thomas Prize and Trillium Book Award in Poetry

Nawras Nader Syrian singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, producer ,  filmmaker and director who began performing at the age of 4, has toured  extensively in Europe, Middle East, and North America

St-Stephen-in-the Fields accessibility information:

The venue has a wheelchair ramp entrance and is all on one level; however, the wheelchair ramp door does not yet have a pushbutton, so someone needs to hold the door open. There is one fully barrier-free washroom.

All washrooms are gender-neutral.


Twitter: @BanooZan & @ShabeSherTO

Instagram: @banoo.zan


March 27
6:15 pm - 10:00 pm


Bänoo Zan


St Stephen-in-the-Fields Church
103 Bellevue Ave
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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