Member Profile

Farzana Doctor

Photo: Vivek Shraya 2011

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

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

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

Awards

Lambda Literary Award (Lesbian General Fiction) 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 :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

I can offer 2 different kinds of 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 an LGBT writer: the above issues as well as a discussion about coming out, my own life as an LGBT person and writer

Presentation Length:
1-4 hours
Genre:
Literary Fictrion
Audience size:
10-100
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
-self-promotion
-writing about one's own communities

Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$175
Two sessions:
$325
Three sessions:
$470
Four sessions:
$600
One session:
$75
Two sessions:
$225
Three sessions:
$320
Four sessions:
$450
GST:
GST not applicable