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ExPo Soc #7

  • 1138 Davenport Road Toronto, ON, M6G 2C6 Canada (map)

Salto Restaurant & Bar

"Wenn jetzt schon Juli wär', würd ich dich zu 'nem Eis einladen, wenn jetzt schon Juli wär', würden wir nachts im Baggersee baden. Wenn jetzt schon Juli wär', würden wir im Wald Champagner trinken, wenn jetzt schon Juli wär', würd ich vor dir auf die Knie sinken." –Wise Guys

MUGABI BYENKYA is a writer, poet and occasional rapper. He was born in Nigeria to Ugandan parents and is currently based between Kampala and Toronto. MugabI was longlisted for the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award in 2015. His essays and poetry have been published in The Good Men Project, Amethyst Magazine, African Writer, Arts and Africa and The Kalahari Review, among others. He has been interviewed on Voice of America, NTV Uganda, Africa In Dialogue and Brittle Paper, among other media outlets. Mugabi's writing is used to teach international high school English reading comprehension. His debut experimental epistolary speculative novel, ‘Dear Philomena,’ was published in 2017 and he recently concluded a 42 city, 4 country North America/East Africa tour in support of this. In 2018, Mugabi was named one of 56 writers who has contributed to his native Uganda’s literary heritage in the 56 years since independence by Writivism. Dear Philomena, was named a Ugandan bestseller in the same year. Mugabi wants to be Jaden Smith when he grows up.

STEDMOND PARDY is a self-educated, left handed poet.

Emilio will be back to master the ceremonies while it's Clay this time who would be gallivanting across Europe. But, hey, we still have some fun planned for the evening, so come on out, bring your friends, spread the word. The more the merrier.

(and just a reminder, we are PWYC– all proceeds go towards prolonging the life and success of ExPo Soc).

Earlier Event: July 18
Gap Riot Press Season Three Launch
Later Event: July 19
1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling