Upcoming events:

Erotic and Love Poetry (Unravelling in Rhymes workshop series)

Saturday, August 6th
3:00 – 5:00 EST

Location: The South Asian Women’s Community Centre (1035 Rachel St. E, 3rd floor)
Eligibility: people of colour of marginalized genders (including cis women, trans, gender fluid, 2 spirit and non-binary folks) ages 17-30 years old
Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unravelling-in-rhymes-presents-erotic-love-poetry-with-harleen-tickets-383099600217?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb

Past involvements have included:

(artist) In Visible Stories: A Celebration of Asian Heritage Month and Migration Stories art exhibit (Montreal, QC, 2022) – organized by Concordia Student Union and curated by Created From Scratch 

(facilitator) Spoken Word Poetry for Asian Heritage Month (Brampton, ON, 2022) – writing workshop developed and offered to grade 7 and 8 students at Sunnyview Middle School

(facilitator) South Asian Poetry Workshop for Asian Heritage Month (Toronto, ON, 2022) – writing workshop developed and offered to grade 9 students at Loretto College

(voiceover artist) Signal for Help Campaign (Canada-wide, 2022) – organized by the Canadian Women’s Foundation 

(writer) Please, Take A Break: Loyola Campus (Montreal, QC, 2021) – organized by Concordia Students Union

(performer) Festival Phénomena: MIXTAPÉ CÔTÉ A (Montreal, QC, 2021) – curated by Claudia Chan Tak

(panelist) NexGen Multi-Arts Festival: Evening of Poetry and Reflections, Panel Discussion on Poetry as a Tool for Mental Health (Montreal, QC 2021) – organized by the Kabir Centre for Arts and Culture

(performer) Pins and Poetry (Montreal, QC, 2021) – organized by the Concordia Student Union

(performer) Montreal Poetry Show (Montreal, QC, 2021) – produced by Raïssa Simone

(organizer) Unravelling in Rhymes workshop series (Montreal, QC, 2017-Present) – An ongoing free creative writing workshop series where we invite people of colour who identify as women, trans, gender nonconforming, 2-spirit and non-binary, ages 17-30 years old, to come together in a safe(r), non-judgmental and supportive space and share an afternoon of writing and sharing. These workshops are offered once every season.

(organizer and performer) Storytelling is a Love Language (Montreal, QC, 2019-Present) – Storytelling community events organized by the South Asian Youth Collective

(panelist) Mood Disorders Panel Event (Calgary, AB, 2021) – organized by the University of Calgary Student Wellness Centre

(facilitator) Storytelling for Campaign Organizing Zoom Workshop (Montreal, QC, 2020, 2021) – organized by Sustainable Concordia

(facilitator) Breathing into Creativity (Montreal, QC, 2020) – organized by the Atwater Library

(performer) Canadian Women’s Foundation’s Digital Town Hall (Canada-wide, 2020)

(facilitator) Home Follows Us Where We Go: Workshop and story circle (Markham, ON, 2020) – organized by Womxn Offering Wisdom

(facilitator) Dreaming in Verses poetry workshop (Montreal, QC, 2020) – organized by Unravelling in Rhymes and Vallum Poetry Magazine

(facilitator) Anti-Oppression 101 (Montreal, QC, 2019) – workshop offered to ACCM/Jeunes Queer Youth/CAEO Québec for their volunteer program training

(performer) PRIDE MTL: Voices and Resiliences, curated by Kama La Mackerel (Montreal, QC, 2019) – QTBIPOC spoken word event

(performer) The Lawn Chair Soirée (Montreal, QC, 2019) – reading series

(organizer) EUPHORIA (Montreal, QC, 2019) – public poetry and art showcase put on by the participants in our IMPACT girls club, through the South Asian Women’s Communtiy Centre youth programming

(performer and facilitator) Don’t Pass It Down (Montreal, QC, 2019) – Public interactive art installation and closing discussion on the subject of intergenerational prejudice.

(performer) Rock Camp for Girls* and Non-conforming Youth Fundraiser (Montreal, QC, 2019)

(facilitator) Queer Healing Day: (W)RITE TO HEAL (Montreal, QC, 2019) – writing workshop for BIPOC organized by Queer Healing Day

(facilitator) Introduction to Poetry! (Montreal, QC, 2019) – workshop offered to Mile End High School, organized by Vallum Poetry Magazine

(performer) Yo-Yo Ma public concert (Montreal, QC, 2018) – “Voices of connection” free public concert in Place-des-Arts metro featuring Yo-Yo Ma and accompanying spoken word poets

(organizer) The Poetry Harvest (Montreal, QC, 2018) – Community fundraiser for the Unravelling in Rhymes writing workshop series

(curator) ECHOES & Open Hearts zine launch (Montreal, QC, 2018) – public arts showcase on the subject of mental health organized by myself in collaboration with the South Asian Women’s Community Centre

(performer) Unresolved Feelings (Montreal, QC, 2018) – a storytelling event organized by With/Out Pretend

(performer) Words and Music (Westmount, QC, 2018) – Annual poetry showcase as part of Westmount Concerts in the Park

(organizer) DELIRIUM (Montreal, QC, 2018) – public poetry and art showcase put on by the participants in our IMPACT girls club, through the South Asian Women’s Communtiy Centre youth programming

(facilitator) Introduction to Poetry! (Montreal, QC, 2018) – workshop series offered at Vanier College, organized by Vallum Poetry Magazine

(photography) WAY, SHAPE & FORM: a poetic art show (Montreal, QC, 2018) – organized by the McGill Students Spoken Word Associated Youth – McSWAY

(performer) Young Bodies, Old Souls: A Night of Poetry and Soul Music (Montreal, QC, 2018) – organized by Lux Magna

(guest) Interview with Dragonroot Radio CKUT 90.3 FM (Montreal, QC, 2018)

(facilitator) Anti-Violence for Adolescents (Montreal, QC, 2017) – workshop offered to Baobab Community Centre