Shab-e She'r Poetry Night LXXXVII

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXXVII

Toronto’s most diverse & brave poetry reading + open mic series

Featured poets: Saghi Ghahraman & Kate Rogers

Host: Bänoo Zan

Time: Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Place: Main Hall, Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7

This is an in-person event.

Open Mic Sign-up: 6:30 PM EST

Show 7-10 PM EST

Admission: $10-15

Saghi Ghahraman is an Iranian refugee and a Canadian citizen who left Iran over 30 years ago. Zhe is non-binary and bi-sexual and has been actively working for gender identity and sexual orientation rights within Iranian society inside Iran and in the diaspora. A poet and short story writer, zhe has published four collections of poetry and a collection of short stories with Afra Publications in Toronto. When blogs, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram became popular tools for Iranian LGBTIA, zhe styled zher writing into compact posts to fit the platforms and reach the LGBTIA community and allies. @saghi_ghahraman saghi.ghahraman

Kate Rogers’ poetry recently appeared in the “Neighbours” issue of SubTerrain and the following anthologies: Looking Back at Hong Kong (CUHK Press), The Beauty of Being Elsewhere and Dove Tails: Letters from the Self to the World, the 10th Anniversary Writing for Peace Anthology. Her poetry has also appeared in The Quarantine Review, Understorey Magazine, World Literature Today and The Guardian, among other publications. Kate’s essay “The Accident,” appeared in the Spring 2021 Windsor Review.

Her most recent poetry collection is Out of Place, published by Aeolus House/Quattro Books, Toronto, in 2017. You can read Kate’s work at:

Tranzac Club is an accessible space and they require visitors to wear masks indoors.

• Visitors can remove their masks briefly to take a sip of their drink, or a bite of food, but must don their mask between sips and bites.

• Masks must be worn when approaching the bar to place an order.

• Performers must wear masks unless their instrument requires being unmasked. This includes all participants in larger group and community-oriented performances. Groups of singers are required to be masked.

• The capacity limit on the main floor will increase to 75%

For more detailed and up-to-date information, check their COVID-19 policy:

Shab-e She'r Poetry Night LXXXVII

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