Writers Read hosts the literary reading component for Ecotones 6 with CISSC on the evening of Thursday, October 24th 2019 featuring David Chariandy and Shazia Hafiz Ramji. Admission is free and open to the public.
David Chariandy grew up in Toronto and lives and teaches in Vancouver. His debut novel, Soucouyant, received stunning reviews and recognition from eleven literary awards juries. Brother, his second novel, received rave reviews, was named a Best Book of 2017 on no fewer than eight lists, and won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. In 2019, he was awarded the Windham-Campbell prize.
Shazia Hafiz Ramji is the author of Port of Being, a finalist for the 2019 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and winner of the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Shazia is a columnist for Open Book and is currently at work on a novel.