The Mighty Pen: Public Reading


The Mighty Pen seeks to bring voices from the margins to the centre, and to celebrate a range of narratives in all their complexities. Join us on Wednesday, February 12th for public readings by Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar.

 
DateWednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:30pm

Phone

ext. 229

Cost

FREE

Email

wlc@ocadu.ca

Website

https://www.ocadu.ca/services/writing-and-learning-centre/wlc-services/mighty-pen

Location

Rm. 258, 100 McCaul St.

The Mighty Pen Reading Series welcomes authors Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar
Building relations. Claiming space. Uplifting diverse voices.

Toronto-based writers Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar have not only gathered attention for their own powerful stories of identity and resilience, but are also showcasing the vibrancy of Scarborough lives in their anthology FEEL WAYS, edited with Adrian de Leon.

Public Reading with Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar  
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Rm. 258, 100 McCaul St. 

Doors open at 6:30pm
Reading at 7:00pm

Light refreshments will be served.
Books for sale courtesy of University of Toronto bookstore.
 

About The Mighty Pen
The Mighty Pen programming aims to bring voices from the margins and to center and celebrate BIPOC narratives in all their complexities. In addition to the Reading Series, which highlights emerging and established BIPOC writers and authors, The Mighty Pen also hosts a monthly writing group, open to all OCAD U students who identify as Black, Indigenous and/or as a Person of Colour. The group is facilitated by Phoebe Wang, Writing & Learning Consultant (ELL) and author of the poetry collection Admission Requirements.

Téa Mutonji
Born in Congo-Kinshasa, Téa Mutonji is an award-winning poet and writer. Her collection of short stories Shut Up You're Pretty was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize (2019). Téa lives and writes in downtown Toronto.

Natasha Ramoutar
Natasha Ramoutar is an Indo-Guyanese writer from Scarborough (Ganatsekwyagon). Her work has been included in projects by Diaspora Dialogues, Scarborough Arts, and Nuit Blanche Toronto, and has been published in The Unpublished City II, PRISM Magazine, and more.

The Mighty Pen programming is co-presented by the Writing & Learning Centre (WLC) and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI), and is supported by funding from the Ontario Post-Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP).



Event poster with photos of authors, Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar  
DateWednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:30pm

Phone

ext. 229

Cost

FREE

Email

wlc@ocadu.ca

Website

https://www.ocadu.ca/services/writing-and-learning-centre/wlc-services/mighty-pen

Location

Rm. 258, 100 McCaul St.

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Headshots of authors, Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar  
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:30pm

The Mighty Pen Reading Series welcomes authors Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar
Building relations. Claiming space. Uplifting diverse voices.

Toronto-based writers Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar have not only gathered attention for their own powerful stories of identity and resilience, but are also showcasing the vibrancy of Scarborough lives in their anthology FEEL WAYS, edited with Adrian de Leon.

Public Reading with Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar  
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Rm. 258, 100 McCaul St. 

Doors open at 6:30pm
Reading at 7:00pm

Light refreshments will be served.
Books for sale courtesy of University of Toronto bookstore.
 

About The Mighty Pen
The Mighty Pen programming aims to bring voices from the margins and to center and celebrate BIPOC narratives in all their complexities. In addition to the Reading Series, which highlights emerging and established BIPOC writers and authors, The Mighty Pen also hosts a monthly writing group, open to all OCAD U students who identify as Black, Indigenous and/or as a Person of Colour. The group is facilitated by Phoebe Wang, Writing & Learning Consultant (ELL) and author of the poetry collection Admission Requirements.

Téa Mutonji
Born in Congo-Kinshasa, Téa Mutonji is an award-winning poet and writer. Her collection of short stories Shut Up You're Pretty was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize (2019). Téa lives and writes in downtown Toronto.

Natasha Ramoutar
Natasha Ramoutar is an Indo-Guyanese writer from Scarborough (Ganatsekwyagon). Her work has been included in projects by Diaspora Dialogues, Scarborough Arts, and Nuit Blanche Toronto, and has been published in The Unpublished City II, PRISM Magazine, and more.

The Mighty Pen programming is co-presented by the Writing & Learning Centre (WLC) and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI), and is supported by funding from the Ontario Post-Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP).

Venue & Address: 
Rm. 258, 100 McCaul St.
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/writing-and-learning-centre/wlc-services/mighty-pen
Email: 
wlc@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
ext. 229
Cost: 
FREE
Event poster with photos of authors, Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar  
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