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Farzana Doctor

Photo: Tanja Tiziana 2019

Farzana Doctor is the award-winning author of Stealing Nasreen, Six Metres of Pavement and All Inclusive and Seven (Aug 2020) and was named one of CBC Books’ “100 Canadian Writers You Need to Know Now”. She lives in Etobicoke, the traditional territory of the Haudenosauneega, Anishinabek and Huron-Wendat peoples.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada


Stealing Nasreen. Inanna Publications, 2007
Six Metres of Pavement. The Dundurn Group, 2011
All Inclusive. The Dundurn Group, 2015
Seven. The Dundurn Group, 2020


Lambda Literary Award for Six Metres of Pavement, 2012
Rainbow Award for Six Metres of Pavement, 2011
Shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award for Six Metres of Pavement, 2012
One Book One Brampton for Six Metres of Pavement, 2017
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

I can offer presentations, depending on the host school's needs:
1) Being a writer: choosing a writing career, writing process, managing writing time, how to get published and connected in the writing world
2) Being a BIPOC writer: the above issues as well as a discussion about racism, race, identity.

Presentation Length:
1-4 hours
Literary Fictrion
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Workshop Description:

I can offer a basic creative writing workshop with some or all of the following components:
-understanding barriers to writing
-the inner critic
-using writing prompts
-finding a writing practice and routine that works
-finding a home for your writing
-writing about one's own communities

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GST not applicable

Equity Initiative

As part of the Union’s Equity Implementation Plan, we are committed to increasing awareness of authors who are Black, Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQI2S, or living with a disability. This author identifies as:

  • Black, Indigenous, and/or racialized