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Toronto: Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LIV

August 29, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm


Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LIV

Toronto’s most diverse poetry reading and open mic series
Featured poets: Puneet Dutt & Justin Lauzon

Host: Bänoo Zan

Time: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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


Puneet Dutt  Finalist for the 2016 Breitling Chapbook Prize, editorial board member at Canthius, creative writing workshop facilitator, debut poetry collection forthcoming with Mansfield Press


Justin Lauzon Marketing and Communications Coordinator for The Word on the Street, Literary Coordinator for Hear Here, Founding Director of & organizer for Slant Reading Series


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.





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August 29, 2017
6:15 pm - 9:00 pm


Bänoo Zan


Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields
365 College St.
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2N8 Canada
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