Humble the Poet, a.k.a Kanwer Singh, is an elementary school teacher turned international bestseller.
He performs on November 1, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Rose, located at 1 Theatre Lane. It’s for an exclusive Writers at the Rose event that is “Pay What You Decide” for admission. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.
Humble is a Canadian-born rapper, poet, spoken-word artist, and internationally bestselling author. His first book Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life sold nearly 30,000 copies. He has also written Things No One Else Can Teach Us which explores that life’s most difficult moments can be the best teachers. When it was released by HarperCollins Canad earlier this year, CBC News even had a feature.
Writers at the Rose is the most recent in the line-up of events by the Festival of Literary Diversity (the FOLD), showcasing a highly diverse lineup of writers from all over Canada, and occasionally outside of Canada. Writers at the Rose is a partnership of the Brampton’s Rose Theatre and the Brampton Library.
The audience can expect to enjoy a live performance of the writer’s work, and a question and answer segment with the audience. Additionally, copies of the writer’s work are available for sale during the event.
Previous Writers at the Rose authors include Angie Thomas, who became an American acclaimed author and is best known for her young adult novel The Hate U Give; Dionne Branch, poet, writer, filmmaker, educator and activist and one of Canada’s most influential poets; and Brampton native Karl Subban, father of three NHL players, and author of How We Did It: The Subban Plan for Success in Hockey, School and Life.
Feature Image: Humble the Poet’s Instagram