Poetry, music and passion

Electronic musician Billy Bunce performed at the Poetry Is Music festival in North Canaan on July 28. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

NORTH CANAAN — Most days, Collin’s Diner co-owner Ameen-Storm Abo-Hamzy serves up breakfasts and lunches at the historic restaurant in downtown North Canaan, along with his sisters Doonia and Bader Abo-Hamzy.

But for the past 23 years, on one day of the town’s weeks-long Railroad Days, Abo-Hamzy sets up a stage in the diner’s parking lot to host the annual Poetry Is Music festival and celebration of life, a multi-cultural event.

This year the festival was held on Saturday, July 28. 

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