A Poetic Journey with Najwa Zebian

Avondale Church 194 Avondale Avenue, Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Young people can change the world. Instagram poet and inspirational speaker and author Najwa Zebian has been referred to as Canada’s next Rupi Kaur. Her poems transcend the screen and page, speaking to young women all over the world with their themes of love, friendship, honesty, and identity. Accompanied by artistic visual representation, Najwa will read from her new book, The Nectar of Pain, speak about the thematic flow of her poems, and discuss how redefining the poetry scene makes it relevant to a fresh generation of new, discerning readers.


Infinite Sequels: Bringing Poetry to Life

Revival House 70 Brunswick Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada

How does one bring poetry to life? Find out this October at the glorious Revival House in Stratford where poet David Stones will be performing Infinite Sequels, a one-man-show named after his poetry book of the same title. With the accompaniment of live violin and a rich musical soundtrack, David as The Poet will lead you through a life of love, ecstasy, longing, joy, sorrow and forgiveness……that is, the life of every person in the audience. The performance, lauded as a “brilliant and beautiful piece of theatre” by London Free Press, will be followed by a Q&A.


The Forest Of My Mind Musical Literary Brunch with award-winning poet Heidi Sander and renowned pianist David Eliakis

Revival House 70 Brunswick Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada

An inspirational and thought-provoking performance by award-winning poet Heidi Sander as she fuses music and poetry to launch her poetry collection, The Forest Of My Mind. Joined by renowned pianist David Eliakis who has arranged music to each of her poems, they will be performing these pieces followed by a Q&A and author signing. This storytelling event with live music is one of the highlights of our fall lineup! This event has limited seating so pick up your tickets early!


WORDSONG : Three Poets set to Music

Revival House 70 Brunswick Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada

As Leonard Cohen reminds us, the line between the song and the word, is a thin one and most beautiful.  Join three celebrated and award-winning poets, George Elliott Clarke, Heidi Sander and David Stones in this unique celebration of their poetry, both spoken and transformed into song through a unique cast of illustrious musical performers.


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