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Writers Out Loud: Muslim Awareness Week
31 January at 18:30 – 20:00 EST
Free, in-person event.
The Quebec Writers’ Federation and Muslim Awareness Week (MAW—2023) invite you to a special panel featuring authors Toula Drimonis and Ehab Lotayef in conversation with Montreal Gazette columnist Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed. Featuring Guest of Honour Frank Baylis, M.P.
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed is a television and print journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of CanadianMomEh, the number one diversity blog in Canada. Fariha made history as the first woman to wear the hijab on Quebec television in her role as a video journalist for CityNews Montreal.
Toula Drimonis is a Montreal-based opinion columnist, news producer and writer, with a focus on politics, social justice, immigration, and women’s issues. In 2022 she published her first book, We, the Others: Allophones, Immigrants, and Belonging in Canada.
Ehab Lotayef is a Canadian poet, writer, community activist, and IT Manager of Egyptian origin. As a poet and writer, Ehab published a bilingual poetry collection, To Love a Palestinian Woman in 2010. His play, Crossing Gibraltar, was produced by the CBC in 2006.
Frank Baylis is a professional engineer, business entrepreneur, film producer, and former Parliamentarian. He is well known for his leadership in promoting equality and fair treatment for all Canadians. As a Member of Parliament, Frank was a founding member of the Parliamentary Black Caucus, which develops constructive community policies and works to address systemic, anti-black racism.