The Power of Poetry

Evocative poetry and music are powerful means of raising awareness of human rights issues around the globe. London-based activist and spoken-word poet Warsan Shire leads a Couchiching Conversation on how activists are increasingly making use of the power of art.





About Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet and writer.  Based in London, she uses her work to document stories of journey and trauma. Her poetry has been translated into Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, and she has read her work internationally, most recently in South Africa, Italy, and Germany. Warsan curates and teaches workshops on the art of healing through narrative. Her first book, Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth, is published by Flipped Eye.


The conversations are free but seating is limited, so please register

Date: Sunday, January 15, 2012 

Location:  Samara

Address:  33 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto 
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Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Admission: Free

RSVP: or 416-494-1440, ext. 225

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