Amani – Featured Poet at the Art Bar Poetry Series Black History Month Celebration

Art Bar Poetry Series – Tuesday, February 20TH – 8PM til 11Pm  at the Free Times Café – 320 College Street – $5.00 

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This month marks a special Black History Month Celebration Featuring Poets: Paa Boateng, Dwayne Morgan and Amani with your host Rudyard Fearon

On Tuesday February 20th the Art Bar Poetry Series presents it’s annual Black History Month Celebration featuring 3 of Toronto’s best. There will also be an OPEN MIC – so make sure you sign up.

Paa Boateng 
Paa Boateng is a poet and spoken word artist. Who has been in thé Ghanaian Poetry scene since 2015. He is currently a student of Centennial college studying a legal assistant course. He is also a member of the Ashanti regional Writers’ Association based in Ghana, west Africa. He currently has to his name 30 poems and still counting and has featured his poems in some magazines. Looking forward to publish his first book, Paa Boateng currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

Dwayne Morgan
Morgan has published 8 books, most recently his first children’s book, Before I was Born, which followed his memoir, Everyday Excellence (2013), Her Favourite Shoes (2011), The Sensual Musings of Dwayne Morgan (2010), The Making of A Man (2005) and others. Dwayne has performed for the former Governor General of Canada, The Honourable Michaelle Jean, the late leader of the NDP, Jack Layton, and has shared the stage with many of Canada’s top artists.

Amani
Amani is the 2013 Winner of the BBPA Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in Entertainment, the Bob Marley Day Award and an East Coast Music Award. She is a creative consultant and multi-disciplinary artist known for her spoken word, arts education outreach, producing, directing and comedy! Her new play She Said/He Said, (described as a theatrical rhapsody), takes a painful, poetic, dramatic and comedic look at Black Love in Toronto. She Said/He Said had had it’s World Premiere in Montreal, and then a Nova Scotia and Toronto debut in 2016. Presently she’s working for the City of Toronto’s Economic Development and Culture Department as a Cultural Outreach Officer for the Arts Services Division. She was just on stage at Bad Dog Theatre as a feature comic in Black and Funny. Whether poeticizing, acting, singing or doing stand up. This Renaissance Woman is unstoppable!

Rudyard Fearon – Host
Fearon Works at the University of Toronto’s Robarts Library. Born in Clarendon, Jamaica, he came to Canada in 1974 and began working at the library in 1982, where he found the fertile ground to develop as a writer. Fearon has written, published and performed his poetry many times. But it was at the university library that the idea for the CD and the name Free Soil was born. During the time of slavery in the United States, the term Free Soil was used to designate those new territories of America not allowing slavery. Eventually, the words came to symbolize the abolitionist movement and freedom from oppression. Performing at venues across the city, Fearon specializes in dramatic and physical performances of his words. Fearon is free and intense performer on stage and his words always leave their mark