This novel was born out of my desire to write a story set in a young adult psychiatric ward that was filled with humour, with teachings, with love, forgiveness, acceptance, and mirrored the real experiences of people who are dear to me who spent time in them . . .
I am looking forward to receiving the gifts of feedback and observation from my mentor as we begin this mentorship journey. I am hopeful that by working with an experienced author (May Q. Wong) who may nudge me to question and to challenge myself, I will ultimately dive deeper into my writing and re-emerge truer to myself as a writer . . .
My manuscript is a story that’s been haunting me for years. In a horror movie I recently saw, learning the name of the ghost renders it powerless. I feel writing this story will help me do the same; it will enable me to move on to other projects, and I may sleep better at night once it’s done . . .
Join us for TOK Ottawa, a two-day symposium for writers and readers taking place November 30-December 1, 2018. TOK, the digital magazine of Diaspora Dialogues, publishes fiercely honest, freshly original writing from our cities, and from around the world . . .
Diaspora Dialogues is delighted to share details of TOK Winnipeg, a two-day symposium taking place November 9-10, 2018. TOK, the digital magazine of Diaspora Dialogues, publishes fiercely honest, freshly original writing from our cities, and from around the world . . .
Join Diaspora Dialogues on September 29th, 2018, from sunset to sunrise for a Nuit Blanche experience that will bring the city of Scarborough to life!
Diaspora Dialogues is pleased to present “Faces of Scarborough,” an interdisciplinary project that will immerse Nuit Blanche audiences in the wonderful nuances of the city in which they live . . .
Join Diaspora Dialogues at Word on the Street for a “Writing Our Future: Representation in YA” panel.
As a society, instilling a love of reading and literature in children is deemed to be important. But more often than not, the books available to young Canadians don’t have characters that look like them, or storylines they can relate to . . .
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us on our summer Literary Walking Tours!
Our first tour of the summer happened on Sunday, July 25. The Literary Walking Tour took attendees through Kensington Market, and was led by poet Rain Ida Chan . . .
Join Diaspora Dialogues and for a Literary Walking Tour through the Aga Khan Museum led by poet and author Sheniz Janmohamed and Aga Khan Museum Educator Laboni Islam.
On Sunday, August 12, 2018, poet and author Sheniz Janmohamed and Aga Khan Museum Educator Laboni Islam will guide a Literary Walking Tour through the Aga Khan Museum . . .
Join Diaspora Dialogues for a Literary Walking Tour through Kensington Market led by poet Rain Ida Chan.
On Sunday, July 15, 2018, DD alum Rain Ida Chan will guide a Literary Walking Tour through Toronto’s Kensington Market . . .