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Gulabi Harf – Community Healing Through Spoken Word

June 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Mic and a meeting place for poets, story writers & original word artists. Hindi. Urdu. Punjabi.

About this event

Surkh gulabi gul gulab-ae-gulistaan ch jiven..

Ek ek harf hijarr di chasni ch dooba ae

Ik vaar bass ikk vaar sajjan avehh teh bna sharbat peevehh

– Surmeet (for Gulabi Harf)

Welcome to Gulabi Harf!

The colour ‘pink’ or Gulabi has so many interpretations. It can denote a mood, a festival of colours, the state of our health, the feeling of love, the state of hope and lastly, but not the least, the texture of life.

The mere mention of the word ‘gulabi’ makes one feel .. like there is more to air than just what we breathe

The mere mention of the word .. transports you to another time..

Gulabi Harf – is our sacred place of poetry and other word art forms.

If you write in Hindi, Urdu or Punjabi (and English, too) you are invited with a lot of warmth.

Come, tell us what you have been ruminating about lately.

Come, let’s engage with a community of fellow writers and thinkers.

Aaiye, mehfil ki shuruaat ho..

This month’s Word(s): To be updated.


7:30 PM – Opening Words

7:45 PM – Introductory Activities

8 PM – 9:30 PM – Open Mic

**Important** – Limited spots for Open Mic opportunities. Please email Anuradha at anuradhagrovertejpal@gmail.com or DM on Instagram @shairakasalaam if you want to read one of your poems. Must provide by June 20th to be on the roster.

About the Moderator:

Anuradha Grover Tejpal is a poetess, writer and theatre enthusiast. She is the founder of Poetry groups, such as Aaj Sirhaane and Safar. She is a Director on the Board for ‘Punjabi Arts Association Theatre Group. She believes strongly in the power of storytelling and has directed plays for community organizations, such as Cancer Warrior and Soch Mental Health, to spread awareness about their programs. Most recently, Anuradha helped write and direct 10 short films for a special project on ‘International Students & Mental Health’ for Soch Mental Health and Sheridan College.




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