September 24, 2022 12:45 PM

Telling Tales Festival

Royal Botanical Gardens

Creative Workshop Stage

Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

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Salma Hussain grew up in the U.A.E. and immigrated to Canada when she was thirteen years old. Her short stories and poems have been published in filling Station, West Coast Line, Other Voices, and in the anthology Homebound: Muslim Women Poetry Collection (Outburst Press). Join Salma as she introduces us to Mona Hasan- who finds her voice as a feminist and a poet over the course of a year that sees her immigrating from Dubai to Canada in 1991- In the Secret Diary of Mona Hasan. Learn from Salma how the simple technique of “black out poetry” can help to develop your writing chops. All materials will be provided.

After the session, purchase a copy of The Secret Diary of Mona Hasan at Different Drummer Books (on-site), and Salma will sign it at the nearby Autograph Tent, beginning at 1:30PM.