16th September, 2014
An Evening with Warsan Shire
Join us on October 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. as we celebrate young Muslim women poetry and art alongside our crush Warsan Shire who will also be performing on stage!
The event will be held at the Ryerson University Student Centre, Tecumseh Room 55-63 Gould St. in Toronto, ON. The space is wheelchair accessible including the washrooms. We support a fragrance free environment.
Outburst! would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Ryerson Students Union for their contributions to our use of their facilities.
Outburst! requests a small donation of $5 to $20 sliding scale. No one will be turned away. Money raised will be going towards covering Outburst! accessibility costs for Outburst programming including childcare, language interpretation (including ASL, TTC). Purchase tickets HERE
Light refreshments will be provided.
This event is presented by Outburst and SpeakSudan
Outburst! is a movement of young Muslim women in Toronto who are breaking silence and speaking out about violence. As young Muslim women we want to determine the ways in which we define and access safety. Outburst!, a project of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, is an opportunity for us to build community through art, education and research. Follow us on Twitter @OutburstM www.outburstmovement.com
SpeakSudan is a collective of east African individuals that promotes creative expression of the experiences of East African youth and allies in the Diaspora. Follow them on Twitter @SpeakSudan or on Facebook: /SpeakSudan www.speaksudan.org
About Warsan Shire - Warsan Shire is the first young poet laureate for London. Born in 1988, Warsan has read her work extensively all over Britain and internationally – including recent readings in South Africa, Italy, Germany, Canada, America and Kenya- and her début book, ‘Teaching my Mother How to Give Birth’ (flipped eye), was published in 2011. In 2013 she won the Inaugural African Poetry Prize. Her poems have been published in Wasafiri, Magma and Poetry Review and in the anthology ‘The Salt Book of Younger Poets’ (Salt, 2011). She is the current poetry editor at SPOOK magazine. Her poetry has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish and Estonian. She curates and teaches classes around the art of healing through narrative and poetry. You can find her on twitter @warsan_shire