Monday October 8th – MUGABI BYENKYA from Toronto! Plus! The Era”sure” Performance Challenge!

FEATURED POET: MUGABI BYENKYA is a writer, poet and occasional rapper. Born in Nigeria, to Ugandan parents, he is currently based between Kampala and Toronto. Mugabi was longlisted for the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award in 2015. His essays, articles and poetry have been featured on The Good Men Project, African Writer and Arts and Africa, amongst other publications. Mugabi has been insightfully interviewed on Voice of America, NTV Uganda and Brittle Paper amongst other media outlets. Mugabi’s writing is used to teach international high school English reading comprehension. His debut novel, ‘Dear Philomena,’ was published in 2017 and he recently concluded a 30 city North America/East Africa tour in support of this. He is currently on a second tour aptly titled, “Is That A World Tour or Your Girls Tour?” which will take him across an additional 25 cities. Mugabi wants to be Jaden Smith when he grows up.

BONUS RUCKUS: ERASURE CHALLENGE – Ok. We’re bringing down these funky animal trading / learning cards. Your job? Choose one at random, use a sharpie or pen to erase certain words in order to create an original poem. Best poem that captures this spirit animal will win a cold beverage on us!

There’s a concert upstairs on Monday, so we’re hoping to be outside if the weather behaves! We’ll have music, live art, open mic and all the fun you can handle this monday!

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