Poets against war!

August 18th, 2006 | Posted in Other

‘Poets Against War!’ is a multi-ethnic, fundraising poetry/music event featuring 20 poets & musicians from the local Lebanese, Iranian, Iraqi, Egyptian, Moroccan, Palestinian, Syrian, Jewish, Pakistani, English & French communities…

Wednesday August 30th
Casa del Popolo
4873 boul St-Laurent
8pm sharp
Tickets are $10/$5 at the door.

The poets include: Fortner Anderson, Meissoon Azzaria, Salah Benlabed, Hisham Elsalfiti, Hassan el-Hadi, Ehab Lotayef, Génviève Letarte, Norman Nawrocki, Danièle Ouanès, Bahman Sadighi, Yasser Shoukry, Hossein Sharang, Bob Silverman, Vince Tinguely and more.

All money raised will go to the Sanayeh Relief Centre in Beirut, which provides frontline humanitarian aid to thousands of internally displaced Lebanese. (The centre is managed by a grassroots coalition of community groups called Samidoun.

‘Poets Against War!’ is a response of concerned Montreal poets to the war crimes committed against the people of Lebanon, the war against Palestinians, the critical situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the ongoing wars being waged against people around the world. It is also an occasion to condemn Canada’s complicity in these acts of aggression. Through our poetry, we denounce the concept of war as a solution to any conflict.

Co-sponsored by Tadamon! Montreal and Les Pages Noires Productions.
More info: tadamon[at]resist.ca
Norman Nawrocki: rhythm[at]nothingness.org

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