2024 Festival:
October 21–27

36. Masterclass with Elamin Abdelmahmoud

36. Masterclass with Elamin Abdelmahmoud

Writer, cultural commentator, and podcast host Elamin Abdelmahmoud is this year’s Guest Curator at the Festival—but his accolades go far beyond that. Students may know his writing from BuzzFeed and Popchat, and he hosts his own radio program on CBC. He’s also the bestselling author of Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces. Let us tell you, Elamin knows how to engage a crowd, and how to tell a story! He’ll share some of his tips and tricks on storytelling and presenting in this masterclass, perfect for budding producers, writers, and media makers, or anyone who wants to feel confident in their own skin amidst a crowd. Grades 8–12.

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Elamin Abdelmahmoud

ELAMIN ABDELMAHMOUD is the 2023 Guest Curator for the Vancouver Writers Fest. A former writer for BuzzFeed News, his work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, Rolling Stone, and others. He is the author of the number one national bestseller Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces.