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Growing Room 2019: Faith, Spirituality, and Religion

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NEC Native Education College

Vancouver, BC V5T 1H2

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Part of Growing Room 2019

Moderator Betsy Warland joins three poets—Meharoona Ghani, Hana Shafi, and Jennifer Zilm—for a frank discussion about the complicated relationships between love and community, womanhood and patriarchal oppression, knowledge and belief, religion and spirituality, and the questions we have asked ourselves since the dawn of humankind.

Event Type: Panel
Venue: Native Education College
Date: Sunday, March 10, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019



PANELISTS

Meharoona Ghani is a graduate of SFU’s Writer’s Studio and the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, who has published in several anthologies and won writing competitions. She’s happiest when writing.

Hana Shafi is a writer and artist who illustrates under the name Frizz Kid. Known on Instagram for her weekly affirmation series, she is also the recipient of the Women Who Inspire Award, from the Canadian Council for Muslim Women.

Jennifer Zilm is the author of The Missing Field and Waiting Room. She is a librarian, a community mental health worker and a failed biblical scholar.

MODERATORS

Betsy Warland has published twelve books of poetry, creative non-fiction and lyric prose including her best-selling 2010 book of personal essays, Breathing the Page— Reading the Act of Writing. In April of 2016, Oscar of Between—A Memoir of Identity and Ideas, was launched by Caitlin Press’ new imprint, Dagger Editions.



The venue is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation is available by request before February 15, 2019. Detailed information about accessibility at Growing Room is available at: https://festival.roommagazine.com/venues-and-accessibility/.

Growing Room takes place on the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples.

Growing Room is made possible thanks to support from our major sponsors and partners: Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council of the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the City of Vancouver, Creative BC, the Access Copyright Foundation, The Georgia Straight, and Massy Books. To learn more about our sponsors and partners, please visit festival.roommagazine.com/sponsors.

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