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Kids Art Night
Note 1: date might change to 22nd September. Note 2: this is a joint event with Arab Cultural Cafe meetup group. Let's have a night for kids from 0 to 18 years old where they can read poetry, tell a story, sing or play music in any language with or without English translation. There will be Arabic story reading by Samar. Samar started to write stories for kids when she was 8 years old. So, she will inspire kids to write stories :) About Samar Samir Mezghanni: Samar is a Tunisian/Iraqi writer with two records in Guinness Book for World Records as the youngest writer and the most prolific writer in the world. She has written over a hundred of short stories for children and published 14 books. Her stories were quoted by the Chair of the Nobel Prize committee at the Nobel Prize Ceremony in 2015. Samar received many awards and certifications for her work. She was recently selected as one of the 17 United Nations Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals amongst[masked] candidates. She was classified as one of the most influential Arab women in 2013 and one of the most important young leaders in the Arab region in 2012. She has delivered speeches in over 20 countries. Samar is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. Please make sure you have a visible profile picture and a real name there to better recognize you in the event. Thanks!

the Children's Peace Theatre,

305 Dawes Rd. · Toronto, ON

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The Toronto Poetry Club hosts monthly poetry circle meetings, poetry chats, discussions, workshops and more. So if you are a poet, live in Toronto, and you want to socialize with other poets in Toronto and share/talk about poetry, this is a group for you.

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Our typical meetup is a Poetry Circle Meetup:

Poetry Circle Meetups are basically just that, we sit in a circle of chairs and each person gets a turn reading their poetry and then we discuss your poetry and provide feedback.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own poetry for reading, to present it in whatever fashion you desire, and if you feel uncomfortable reading aloud then someone else can read your poetry for you.

So bring your poetry. Feel free to bring extra copies that can be passed around.

Invite your poetry writing friends.

Expect to be entertained by the wide breadth of poets we have in Toronto.

Meetings last typically 90 minutes or more, depending on how many people come to the meetup. So if you show up 30 minutes late you can still present your poetry to the group for commentary.

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