teenah edan is a writer and literary curator of South Asian/Caribbean descent with a commitment to art and creativity as vehicles for change. Her work has been published in TOK: Writing the New Toronto and Erotique Caribbean: Anthology of Caribbean Erotica (Peepal Tree Press). It has also appeared in a number of literary installations across Toronto, including the ARCFest Human Rights Festival, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts and Doors Open Toronto.
teenah has performed her poetry in Toronto, Vancouver and San Francisco. She previously curated the literary stage at Toronto’s Masala! Mehndi! Masti! Festival and currently facilitates creative writing workshops.
An alumnus of the University of Toronto, Concordia University and the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) at the University of San Francisco, teenah has served as a juror for the UNHCR-COSTI Refugee Poetry Contest, the Ontario Arts Council and Diaspora Dialogues. In 2009 she was a finalist in the Toronto Arts Council Foundation’s Get Lit! Competition.
Her current projects include taking: time for her poetry manuscript, more risks and deep breaths. And giving: up her seat on the Bloor line, time for people, and love.