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Open Mic at Make Cafe

  • 10220 Derry Road Milton, ON, L9T 7J3 Canada (map)

Make Cafe, Unit 104

September is fixing to be a great month! We’ve got a special one.

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, African Writer, Arts and Africa and The Kalahari Review, among others. He has been interviewed on Voice of America, NTV Uganda, and Brittle Paper, among other media outlets.

Mugabi’s writing is used to teach international high school English reading comprehension. His debut experimental epistolary 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 since independence by Writivism. Dear Philomena, was named a Ugandan bestseller in the same year.

Earlier Event: September 27
'Sauga Poetry Slam at the AGM
Later Event: September 27
The Tartan Turban Secret Readings