Aisha Sasha John writes poetry and plays. Her work has appeared in The Capilano Review, Exile Quarterly, CV2, Carousel, and the Diaspora Dialogues anthology, TOK 3. In 2009, Aisha completed her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph; in 2010/11, she's writing a play called Kissy Kissy as part of Nightwood Theatre's Write From the Hip program as well as Theatre Passe Muraille's theatre creators group, Upstarts.
Welcome to this month’s edition of Jules’ Tools for Social Change, a column that features a book, author or publisher whose work deals with issues of race, gender, sexuality, ability, colonialism, economic justice, or other social justice topics.
This start of National Poetry Month is a good omen of things to come: tons of readings and launches this week. Plus, our namelganger Toronto Lit Up co-hosts an event with the League of Canadian Poets.
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We've got an all-Ontario slate of reading events this week. If you know of an event happening elsewhere, please feel free to add it in the comments, below!
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This week! Escape the holiday season with poetry readings from Carolyn Smart and Pearl Pirie, a Banff Centre appearance from Giller winner Andre Alexis, and the BC Publishers' HOLIDAY HOOTENANNY (goodness we do love that word!).
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Did you know that Thursday is the most literary day of the week? While this isn't true all the time, it certainly is this instalment: with poetry readings and open mic nights, and a "nostalgia Canadiana" at the Art Gallery of Ontario's First Thursday.
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This week: author dee Hobsbawn-Smith continues her What Can't Be Undone tour in BC, the Trillium Book Awards readings take place in Toronto, and Marilyn Dumont and Lee Maracle host an discussion on National Aboriginal Day. Plus more!
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