5 Poets Breaking Into Song -Live

(Poster made by Shirley Chen)

Enjoy poetry in music, among friends in a theatre in Downtown Toronto (beer available at the bar)! 

Or, relax on the couch, have some wine, and listen to the poems and songs through the live streaming on our YouTube channel!

Thanks to national poet laureate George Elliott Clarke, the East and West Learning Connections are co-hosting this exciting in-person event for the first time since the year 2020.

Time: Friday, November 5,  2021 (7-9 PM. EST)

Venue: Tranzac Club Main Hall, 292 Brunswick Ave @Bloor, Toronto

Maximum in-person attendees: 50 attendees, must show proof of full COVID vaccination.

Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5-poets-breaking-into-song-tickets-196724677807

Click here for live streaming on YouTube:



For inquiries, please send emails to info@eawlc.org.  Thanks!


The Poets


Ayesha Chatterjee grew up in India and is the author of two poetry collections.

Luciano Iacobelli has penned 6 collections, crafts handmade books for Lyricalmyrical Press, and co-owns Quattro Press.

Giovanna Riccio has authored 3 books. Her philosophical elegy, “The Archivist”, just won the AICW’s Venera Fazio Award.

Lisa Richer has inked 2 books, including Nautilus and Bone, winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry.

Banoo Zan is the founder of Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night); sacredly secular, liberatingly rebellious, her 3 books lyric proverbs.


The Composers

Emily Hiemstra, David Jaeger, James Rolfe


The Singers

Emily Hiemstra, James Rolfe, Karen Usha


And The Pianists

Adam Hu, Juliet Palmer



George Elliott Clarke

East and West Learning Connections

League of Canadian Poets


Host: George Elliott Clarke and Jovial Si


Poster Design: Shirley Chen


Everybody is welcome to spend the beautiful evening together with us, either in the theatre or on YouTube!



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