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Farzana Doctor

Farzana Doctor

Farzana Doctor is a Tkaronto-based author, activist and a psychotherapist. She has written four critically acclaimed novels. Her latest, Seven, which Ms. Magazine described as “fully feminist and ambitiously bold”, was chosen for multiple 2020 Best Book lists and shortlisted for the Trillium and Evergreen Awards. Her poetry collection, You Still Look The Same, will be released in May 2022. Farzana is also the Maasi behind Dear Maasi, a new sex and relationships column for FGM/C survivors.     



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
Audience Size:
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

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