Redeemer will host a reading and Q&A with Toronto poet Lara Bozabalian on March 8 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
Lara Bozabalian was named “Toronto’s Best Poet” in the Now Magazine “Best of Toronto Awards” in both 2014 and 2015. She has guest lectured at Queen’s University, featured at TEDxIB, and literary festivals across Ontario, Ireland, and Singapore. The author of the bestselling poetry collection The Cartographer’s Skin, her poems have appeared in The Dalhousie Review and The New Quarterly, among others. As Department Head of English at a public high school, Lara founded and curates Be Heard, one of Canada’s largest and longest running youth poetry festivals. She is also a founding member of Toronto Poetry Project, a collective which curates spoken word events in Toronto, and is dedicated to fostering social change and creative writing opportunities.