Unravelling in Rhymes: Dreaming in Verses
Unravelling in Rhymes is a FREE creative writing workshop 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.
In past workshops we have found that this space is more one of healing, sharing our stories (sometimes for the first time), and connecting with other people of colour and creating community, more than it is about the writing we create.
Date: Friday, February 28
Time: 5 – 7 PM
Location: The Open Centre/Plaza Vendome (5165 Sherbrooke W., suite 300). Short walk from Vendome metro.
Please register for this workshop by providing a name and contact on the link below (Spaces are limited):
Participants are invited to participate in the ways and amounts they feel most comfortable. Previous poetry-writing and performing experience is not necessary!
Can dreams prompt our creative writing process? Can we write using the same language/structures that our dream brain uses to tell us stories while we sleep? This is poetry meets Inception! By use of various writing exercises, including free-writing and visualization, we will try to tap into our subconscious and dip our feet in a waking “dream world”, and allow its imagery and emotions to guide our writing. The workshop is designed to be accommodating of different comfort levels, providing different options and variations for each prompt/activity.
Facilitator: HAR LEEN (Harleen Bhogal)
Born in Montreal, HAR LEEN is a South Asian writer, artist and educator, whose practice is entrenched in feminist and anti-racist principles and community-building approaches. As an educator, she uses arts-based approaches, ranging from visual arts to spoken word, to facilitate grassroots youth programming. HAR LEEN understands that artistic self-expression in safe and loving settings can become a catalyst for collective healing and inducing transformative change, and is dedicated to creating these spaces in her community.