Garden of Literary Delights

Sunday, October 1, 2023 17:00to19:00
Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Ave, Westmount, QC, H3Z 1T4, CA

The 'Garden of Literary Delights', or GOLD, is an annually curated event by the Kabir Cultural Centre, Montreal, since 2021. It seeks to promote Canadian writers of South Asian origin and the theme is diversity: of form, style, subject, and genre. The evening will feature readings, panel discussions, giveaways and more.

About the individual artists on this year's panel:

  • Farzana Doctor is a Tkaronto-based author, activist and psychotherapist who has written four critically acclaimed novels, including the bestselling, Seven, which explores the issue of female genital mutilation/cutting. Her most recent work is a poetry collection. 
  • Shailee, based in Montreal, is a writer, poet, playwright and literary scholar who recently published her first book, a graphic novel: My Story, My Voice: Sita and Helen (yes, Helen of Troy). 

  • Toronto-based Angela Misri is an award-winning journalist (CBC and more), educator and author of YA, adult and children’s fiction. She will regale you with the adventures of her creation, Portia Adams, Sherlock Holmes’ granddaughter! 

  • Playwright and short story writer, Zahida Rahemtulla has won accolades for plays, The Wrong Bashir (a comedy about mistaken identity) and The Frontliners both of which premiered in her hometown, Vancouver.

1200 Atwater Ave
Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1T4

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