Archive | Writer-In-Exile Program and Borderlines Group


WGA Blog: Wanderings and Rootings: Reflections on Language, Identity and Adaptation by Julie Robinson

  “I will continue my story of a failed hipster,” Fahim jokes with the crowd at Massawa Café in Edmonton. In the first half of the event “A Place Called Home: Immigrant Writers’ Stories,” he related the differences between his “Hollywood” idea of the writer’s life prior to arriving in North America, and the overwhelming […]

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2016 Borderlines Writers Circle

Mohamed Abdi is a Somali-Canadian writer, documentary film maker, and essayist in advocacy journalism, with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. He self-published a nonfiction book, The Agony of Somalia’s Civil War, in 2004, and an eBook of short stories titled Mother Somalia: Stories of Hope in 2012. He has contributed many articles written in English […]

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Borderlines Series: Storytelling in Times of Turmoil

Storytelling in Times of Turmoil presented by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Aboriginal writers, Naomi McIlwraith and Anna Marie Sewell, and Borderlines Writers Circle members, Marina Ivanova, Susana Chalut and Fahim Hassan, discuss truth and reconciliation, civil war, personal identity, and the risks of being a writer. Produced by Dan Ivanov and Julie Robinson. November […]

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Borderlines Writers Circle Reading (Edmonton)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Mill Woods Public Library, Program Room, 2610 Hewes Way   The Borderlines Writers Circle is an intercultural initiative which aims to serve multilingual, multicultural writers who live in Edmonton. The program is designed to yield new literary works in English, thoughtful exploration of the Immigrant experience, dialogue that […]

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Borderlines Series: Scene from the Outside

Scene from the Outside: A Conversation with New Immigrant Writers presented by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Minister Faust. Three writers from around the world, Anamol Mani, Marina Ivanova and Susana Chalut discuss the writer as outsider, writing in two languages, the impact of individualism, the economy, and social media from a global perspective. […]

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