Canadian Authors: S.K. Ali, Amal El-Mohtar and Canisia Lubrin

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Canadian Authors: S.K. Ali, Amal El-Mohtar and Canisia Lubrin

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

The Canadian Embassy, the Ottawa Writer's Festival and DC Public Library are proud to present S.K. Ali, Amal El-Mohtar and Canisia Lubrin. These Canadian authors will read excerpts from their work and speak on their experiences as writers. The event will take place in the large conference room and is open to teens and adults. 

About the Authors 

S.K. Ali is the author of Saints and Misfits, which was recently nominated for the William C. Morris award. Ali's novel also received star reviews in School Library Journal and Kirkus Review and was listed as one of the "Top 5 YA Debuts of Spring/Summer 2017" by the American Bookseller's Association. It has been praised for its nuanced exploration of identity, faith, and surviving sexual assault. Ali is also a teacher in Toronto whose writing on Muslim culture and life has appeared in the Toronto Star. 

Amal El-Mohtar is an award-winning writer of prose, poetry and criticism. Her stories and poems have appeared in magazines including Lightspeed, Uncanny, Strange Horizons, Apex, Stone Telling and Mythic Delirium; anthologies including The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales (2016), Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (2014) and The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities (2011), as well as in her own collection, The Honey Month. 

Canisia Lubrin was born in St. Lucia. She has had work published in literary journals including RoomThe PuritanThis MagazineArcCV2 and The City Series #3: Toronto Anthology. She has been an arts administrator and community advocate for close to two decades. Lubrin has contributed to the podcast On The Line, hosted by Kate Sutherland for The Rusty Toque. She studied at York University where she won the President's Prize in poetry and the Sylvia Ellen Hirsch Memorial Award in creative writing. Lubrin holds an MFA from the University of Guelph and teaches at Humber College. She lives in Whitby, Ontario.

Add to Calendar 14-02-2018 16:30:00 14-02-2018 17:30:00 Canadian Authors: S.K. Ali, Amal El-Mohtar and Canisia Lubrin The Canadian Embassy, the Ottawa Writer's Festival and DC Public Library are proud to present S.K. Ali, Amal El-Mohtar and Canisia Lubrin. These Canadian authors will read excerpts from their work and speak on their experiences as writers. The event will take place in the large conference room and is open to teens and adults.  About the Authors  S.K. Ali is the author of Saints and Misfits, which was recently nominated for the William C. Morris award. Ali's novel also received star reviews in School Library Journal and Kirkus Review and was listed as one of the "Top 5 YA Debuts of Spring/Summer 2017" by the American Bookseller's Association. It has been praised for its nuanced exploration of identity, faith, and surviving sexual assault. Ali is also a teacher in Toronto whose writing on Muslim culture and life has appeared in the Toronto Star.  Amal El-Mohtar is an award-winning writer of prose, poetry and criticism. Her stories and poems have appeared in magazines including Lightspeed, Uncanny, Strange Horizons, Apex, Stone Telling and Mythic Delirium; anthologies including The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales (2016), Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (2014) and The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities (2011), as well as in her own collection, The Honey Month.  Canisia Lubrin was born in St. Lucia. She has had work published in literary journals including Room, The Puritan, This Magazine, Arc, CV2 and The City Series #3: Toronto Anthology. She has been an arts administrator and community advocate for close to two decades. Lubrin has contributed to the podcast On The Line, hosted by Kate Sutherland for The Rusty Toque. She studied at York University where she won the President's Prize in poetry and the Sylvia Ellen Hirsch Memorial Award in creative writing. Lubrin holds an MFA from the University of Guelph and teaches at Humber College. She lives in Whitby, Ontario. false DD/MM/YYYY