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Writers Out Loud: Woman, Life, Freedom
8 March at 16:00 – 17:30 EST
March 8, 2023, 4:00–5:30 EST
Free, open to all.
Online via Zoom. Registration required.
Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4c6qj4lXRDmGR2kaIkbAQQ
On International Women’s Day, authors Baharan Baniahmadi (Prophetess, winner of the 2022 Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction) and Anahita Jamali Rad (for love and autonomy and still) come together in a panel discussion about their writing practice and the Woman, Life, Freedom protest movement in Iran.
The event will feature both writers in conversation with a moderator followed by an audience-led Q&A.
Part of QWF’s Writers Out Loud series.
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About the Panelists
Baharan Baniahmadi is an Iranian-Canadian artist based in Montreal. After attaining a BA in theatre from Tehran’s Art University, a BA in Paris, and an MA in philosophy and art from Paris-8 University, Baharan began her acting career in France, where she collaborated with numerous prominent stage directors. She moved to Canada in 2018, and in 2019 she was named Greatest Actor of Colour in Montreal by Diversité artistique Montréal (DAM).
In 2006, Baharan released her first collection of short tales, published in Iran. Her English-language debut, Prophetess, was published in Montreal in 2022 and won the 2022 Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.
Anahita Jamali Rad is a text-forward artist currently living, working, and making on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg people of the Three Fires Confederacy (Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa). Jamali Rad’s work is founded on techno-materialist histories of dominant ideologies, class struggle, desire, place, displacement, silence, negation, and the void. They have published two full-length books of poetry: for love and autonomy (Talonbooks, 2016) and still (Talonbooks 2021). Their most recent work is the chapbook, WHAT I WANT, published by Model Press.