Brockton Writers Series 06.05.15



(L-R) Ghadeer Malek, Jane Woods, Mark Silverberg and Zainab Amadahy.


full of beans Coffee House & Roastery

1348 Dundas St. W., Toronto

Guest speaker at 6:30pm

Emily M. Keeler, National Post

“Getting Started in Book Reviewing”

Readings begin at 7:00

The reading is PWYC (suggested $3-$5) and features a Q&A with the writers afterward. Books and treats are available for sale. Please note that while the venue is wheelchair accessible, washroom facilities are not.

Many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support.



Emily Keeler

Emily M. Keeler is Books editor at the National Post.


Zainab Amadahy is an author, screenwriter, researcher and educator. Her publications include Wielding the Force: The Science of Social Justice, which explores how emerging science has relevance for spiritual development, social justice and community organizing, and Resistance, her second science fiction novel. She also has a background in medical and photovoltaic (solar energy) technologies and has worked for a variety of community organizations in the areas of Aboriginal services, Indigenous knowledge reclamation, non-profit housing, women’s services, migrant settlement and community arts.

Ghadeer Malek is a Palestinian writer and spoken-word poet. She immigrated to Toronto in 2003 and has been involved in Palestinian solidarity movements and young Muslim women communities in downtown Toronto. Ghadeer is the co-editor of Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space, and Resistance, and she coordinated the Young Feminist Activism program at the Association of Women’s Rights in Development. She is currently completing a Masters degree at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Mark Silverberg is a poet, educator, and critic who has taught in Ethiopia, Malaysia, The Gambia, and across Canada. Mark is the author of Believing the Line: The Jack Siegel Poems (Breton Books, Eric Hoffer Book Award, 2013) and The New York School Poets and the Neo-Avant Garde (Ashgate, 2010), and editor of New York School Collaborations: The Color of Vowels (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2013). He is also an Associate Professor of English at Cape Breton University, where he specializes in poetry, visual arts, and poetic collaborations.

Jane Woods is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and spent a decade working in Canadian regional theatre in before settling in Montreal to work as a voice actress. Later, she began translating and adapting French-language films and television series to be dubbed into English. She now works mainly as a translator. The Walking Tanteek is her first novel.

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