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Are You Listening?

A one-woman show

This project is underway. This project began as an artist residency at The Civic Theatre in Nelson in 2021. Zaynab explores the art of listening through a major life change which leads to a year of research with the public. The show will be in the art forms of poetry, story, song and movement. Release date: June 2023. Funded Federally.

Are We Listening?

A short film

In 2022, Zaynab was selected as one of eight BC Culture Days Ambassadors. The project involved a community participatory aspect which translated into a short film. Zaynab interviewed the local public and weaved the 30+ hours of conversation into a 10 minute film. She is the listener in this leg of the project. Filmed by Kai Cabodyna.

ArtStarts Directory

Stay tuned for more information.


Zaynab has been selected to participate in the upcoming artstarts directory. She will be performing her spoken word poetry to students at their schools in her local region and throughout BC upon request and connection.

Poem Booth - Custom Poems

Having deep and meaningful connections with strangers strangely fills my cup. A slow moment full of poetry, prose and heart is a memory in the making. This offering has helped me build confidence over nearly a decade of putting myself out there and seeing what magic erupts through connection! 

Nelson Poetry Slam Host

Every third thursday of the month we gather at Torchlight Brewing Co. in Nelson BC and celebrate Poetry. Organized by a handful of local female poets who appreciate the performance aspect to poetry and the slam format.  Open Mic slots available. Arrive at 6 to sign up. Show at 6:30pm.

From The Heart Mentor

The past few years through the pandemic Zaynab has kept the spark of connection alive in this project. It is a youth led artistic expression project weaved through several high schools and for local youth ages 15-30. Teachings based in Indigenous knowledge. Multi-generational learning.

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