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Shut Up and Write New Series Starting!

What Is Shut Up and Write? Shut Up And Write meet-ups place the typically solitary activity of writing into a more social space. The idea is simple: a group of people get together and focus on their own writing, with short breaks to socialise – “No critiquing,...

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The othering of immigrants in Canada

by Monia Mazigh - This column was originally published at rabble.ca. This summer, I completed a writer's residence in the Marpole community of Vancouver, B.C., at the Historic Joy Kogawa House. It is a privilege to be in a place that saw some of the childhood years of...

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Learning All the Lessons

An Evening with Monia Mazigh and Barâa Arar

“Being a person of colour, being a Muslim woman who wears the hijab, or being anyone who identifies publicly with a minority group, that identity becomes politicized by others whether you like it or not.”—Barâa Arar

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Music in the Garden This Friday Evening

On Friday, August 3, the musical group First Friday Forum plays in the back yard of Historic Joy Kogawa House at 1450 West 64th Avenue, weather permitting. For this occasion, we will have a barbecue from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and music will play from 7:30 p.m. to 10...

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