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City of Words presents Sheniz Janmohamed

City of Words presents Sheniz Janmohamed
UTSC Doris McCarthy Gallery
Time: Nov 30th, 2:00 pm End: Nov 30th, 3:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, South Asian, Sociology (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), 2000-
First event in a reading series by Scarborough authors

“City of Words: Reading Scarborough Writing” is proud to present writer

Sheniz Janmohamed

When: November 30th

Where: UTSC Doris McCarthy Gallery 2-3 p.m.

This reading is free and open to the public.

“City of Words” is a literary reading series at the University of Toronto Scarborough that seeks to investigate how the unique cultural terrains of Scarborough—both suburban and territorialized yet also diasporic and highly global-- shape literary production, and how writers are, in turn, re-shaping the Scarborough of the imagination.

Sheniz Janmohamed grew up in Scarborough. She is a spoken word artist, author and graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Guelph. She has been mentored by Dionne Brand, Kuldip Gill and Janice Kulyk Keefer. She is also is the founder of Ignite Poets, a youth spoken word initiative with an emphasis on social awareness. She has been performing for over 7 years and has been featured at the TedXYouth Conference (Toronto, 2010) and This is not a Reading Series to name a few.

Her first book, Bleeding Light (TSAR) a collection of sufi-inspired English ghazals, was published in 2010. Bleeding Light explores a woman’s journey through night. She knows that in order to witness dawn, she has to travel through dusk first. Throughout her journey, she is caught between West and East, religion and heresy, love and anti-love, darkness and the knowledge of light.

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The series "City of Words: Reading Scarborough Writing" is sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute's Program for the Arts, 2011-2012 on the theme of Location/Dislocation.



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