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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Poetry in Paris - Spoken Word by Roshan James + Open Mic Night


LGBTQIA2S Performance Poetry & spoken word Storytelling Visual arts Writing & literature
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Paris Bohemian Gallery (Traditional territory of the Haudensaunee & Anishnaabeg, covered by the Upper Canada Treaties)

27 William St, N3L 1K9

Paris, ON

Directions: Street parking and Green P public paid parking is available close to the gallery.


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Has gender-neutral washrooms and is a relaxed performance.


On October 14, Roshan James will host a spoken word and open mic event, performing material from her new collection, 'Pink Moon' at the Paris Bohemian Gallery in Paris, Ontario.

The 'Pink Moon' collection is described as "part anthem of decolonization, part oracle of the times." Growing up in the South Asian diaspora, but feeling disconnected from her cultural roots, Roshan makes peace with the tension between her self-identities through poetry.

For the open mic night, Roshan invites local poets to join in sharing their work. She is excited to connect with other literary artists in Brant County, specifically Indigenous, Black, and racialized writers, those who identify as part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, those who experience disabilities, and folks who are experiencing houselessness. The open mic night will be a time to sit together, share stories, and explore life in the community, focusing on voices that have been previously marginalized, othered, or out-right silenced by mainstream media.


Roshan James

Roshan James (she/her) is a Tibetan-Indian multidisciplinary artist, poet, and musician, living as a settler in southwestern Ontario. As part of the South Asian diaspora, Roshan researches and experiments to create work that embodies decolonization, identity, timelessness, mindfulness, purpose, and healing. Entrenched in her work is anti-oppression advocacy and representation of marginalized, queer, and melanated voices to help dismantle colonial, capitalistic systems. Roshan studied at Queen's University and the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, and she holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from York University, summa cum laude. You'll find her on social media, most active on Instagram at @roshan_james.

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County of Brant Celebrates Culture Days

The County of Brant County of Brant, ON

The County of Brant is pleased to support many community groups and creatives to present a diverse collection of Culture Days programming.