Current Writer-in-Residence


A poet, librettist, translator, teacher, editor and poetry curator, Bänoo has over 200 published poems and poetry related pieces as well as three books:

Song of Phoenix: Life and Works of Sylvia Plath
Songs of Exile
Letters to My Father

She is also the founder of Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night), Toronto’s most diverse poetry reading and open mic series that bridges the gap between communities of poets from different ethnicities, nationalities, religions, (or lack thereof), ages, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, poetic styles, voices and visions. 
Office hours: Tuesdays with previous appointment

Writing Circle: Tuesdays, 1-3 PM, Room 4-59 Humanities Centre, U of A Campus

The Writing Circle is a drop-in session for writers of all genres to work on their writing at any stage of development, whether writing a first draft, revision or editing, or even submitting to publications. It is open to writers from the U of A as well as the Edmonton/ Canadian/ international writing community.

Bring your writing instruments, pen and paper, laptop, and/or other electronic devices. 

Bänoo’s Public Appearances and Readings

Pizza, Pop & Translation: International Translation Day at the U of A
Thursday, Sept. 29, 4:00-6:30PM
Arts Student Lounge, Main Floor of Arts & Convocation Hall
RSVP here

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