Sheniz Janmohamed

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Sheniz Janmohamed
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Background information
BornNorth York, Canada
GenresPoetry, Literature
OccupationsAuthor, educator
Years active2009-present
Websitehttps://shenizjanmohamed.com/

Sheniz Janmohamed is a Canadian poet and arts educator based in Toronto, Ontario.[1][2][3] Her work has been featured in several journals including Descant, Quill & Quire.[4][5] In 2016, she obtained the Artist Educator Mentorship Certification from the Royal Conservatory, Toronto.[6]

Career[change | change source]

Sheniz was born in North York and raised in Scarborough.[1] Sheniz attended at the University of Toronto and completed BA Honours in English and Religion.[7] She also graduated from the University of Guelph and obtained a Master's Of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in 2006.[6][8] In 2010, her first book, Bleeding Light, a collection of ghazals, was published by Mawenzi House.[9] She has performed and lectured at several notable events including TedXYouth Conference, Vancouver Writers Fest.[10][11] In 2013, she was invited to read on stage with Javed Akhtar at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.[12][13][14] In 2015, Sheniz was granted the Lois Birkenshaw-Fleming Creative Teaching Scholarship.[15]

Publications[change | change source]

  • Bleeding Light, Mawenzi House - 2010[16]
  • Firesmoke, Mawenzi House - 2014[17]

Recognition[change | change source]

  • Lois Birkenshaw-Fleming Creative Teaching Scholarship, 2015
  • Artist Educator Mentorship certification, 2016

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 RAZA, ALI (5 November 2015). "Scarborough-raised spoken word artist Sheniz Janmohamed focuses her work on identity". Toronto.com. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  2. "Hogtown Stories: A poet's fascination with the Aga Khan Museum". theglobeandmail.com. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  3. Martin, Simon (20 October 2011). "Updated: Words, rhythm part of spoken word artist's life". YorkRegion.com. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  4. "Radar: imagineNATIVE, Glengarry Glen Ross, Descant 162, Reel Indie, Lesbian Haunted House". www.blogto.com. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  5. "Homes: A Refugee Story". Quill and Quire. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Sheniz Janmohamed (2006 Cohort) | College of Arts". College of Arts, University of Guelph. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  7. "ZULFIKAR HIRJI WITH SHENIZ JANMOHAMED - "DIVERSITY AND PLURALISM IN ISLAM" LAUNCH | TINARS". www.tinars.ca. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  8. Clare, Kerry. "Celebrating Poetry & Asian Heritage Month: Sheniz Janmohamed's Meetings With Remarkable Women". 49thshelf.com. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  9. "Author of the Month: Sheniz Janmohamed". Diaspora Dialogues. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  10. "Pivot on February 11th: Ken Babstock, David B. Goldstein, & Sheniz Janmohamed". www.blogto.com. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  11. "Spoken word event with Dr. Poetry and Sheniz Janmohamed at Aga Khan Museum". TheRecord.com. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  12. "Bibliofile". Outlook India. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  13. "Speakers | Jaipur Literature Festival". jaipurliteraturefestival.org. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  14. "Bollywood stars to mingle in Mississauga at the BollywoodMonster VIP reception | CMNNews". CMN News. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  15. "SHENIZ JANMOHAMED". SAPNA Toronto. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  16. "Javed Akhtar explains the meaning of Urdu ghazal". www.indiatvnews.com. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  17. Firesmoke: Sheniz Janmohamed: 9781927494424: Books - Amazon.ca. TSAR Publications. p. 112. ISBN 1927494427. Retrieved 20 January 2019.

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