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Listening to the Moon
With Laboni Islam


Listening to the Moon
With Laboni Islam

Date: Sat, May 18, 2019 03:30PM
Price: $20, $18 Friends, $12 students and seniors
Includes same-day Museum admission (redeem at Ticket Desk)

Join poet Laboni Islam for a special tour of The Moon: A Voyage Through Time, an exhibition that looks at the moon through the lens of art, science, and spirituality. Explore objects in the exhibition, both historic and contemporary, pausing along the way for poetry that illuminates the moon – as witness, metaphor, and marker of time. 



Laboni Islam was born in Canada to Bangladeshi parents.  She is the recipient of the Janice Colbert Poetry Award (2014) and Marina Nemat Award (2016), and her poem “Lunar Landing, 1966” was shortlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize (2017).  Her poetry has been anthologized in The Unpublished City (Book*hug, 2017), which was curated by Dionne Brand and shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards (2018).  She teaches at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Aga Khan Museum, animating the gap between art and young audiences. 


The Moon: A Voyage Through Time

March 9 – August 18, 2019

Insight Tour
The Moon: A Voyage Through Time with Sarah Beam-Borg

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 6:30 pm

Moon Writing Workshop with Laboni Islam and Kelley Aitken

June 8, 2019, 11 am


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