As a lead-up to Pride Toronto, the Winchevsky Centre will host a unique evening of music, poetry and schmoozing among the Queer, Jewish and Queer-Jewish communities. All are welcome to attend.
The evening will feature readings and performances by prominent poets and activists within Toronto's Queer, Jewish, and Queer-Jewish communities. Poetry reading and talk by Avi Zer-Aviv about the role of queer spirituality in remaking our world. Jacquie Buncel will read poems from her new book, Turning the Corner at Dusk, about the intersection of being Jewish, a child of Holocaust survivors, lesbian, and a mother. Lois Fine and her daughter Sadie Epstein-Fine will perform original songs by Lois interspersed with her poetry.
Avi Zer-Aviv is a community worker in Toronto focusing on bringing together diverse groups of people. He is also a passionate social justice activist with experience in peace-building and conflict resolution, drawing on sacred spirituality and social advocacy as tools for healing and transformation. More recently, Avi has been connecting with poetry as a source of inspiration and play.
Jacquie Buncel first collection of poetry, Turning the Corner at Dusk was published in 2010. She is the Executive Director of a non-profit community-based organization that provides social, recreational, and health promotion programs for seniors. She lives in Toronto with her partner and their two children.
Lois Fine is a published poet and writer, a singer-songwriter and is currently working on a play about a lesbian family. She recently became a grandmother and now is forced to admit she is a grown-up.
Information: call the Winchevsky Centre at 416-789-5502
The United Jewish People's Order - Toronto
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