Would You Rather

Uzma Jalaluddin, Carrianne Leung, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Lindsay Wong, Beni Xiao

Would You Rather

Host: Dina Del Bucchia

Event Number: 76

Free or by donation

Would You Rather

Uzma Jalaluddin, Carrianne Leung, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Lindsay Wong, Beni Xiao

Saturday, October 20
8:00pm
Revue Stage

1601 Johnston St, Vancouver

Would you rather spend your Saturday night with Netflix or in the company of six of the funniest young writers Canada has to offer? We know what our answer is. Poet, Can’t Lit podcast host and widely applauded author of Don’t Tell Me What to Do Dina Del Bucchia delves into the inner lives of Uzma Jalaluddin (Ayesha At Last), Carrianne Leung (That Time I Loved You), Shazia Hafiz Ramji (Port of Being), Lindsay Wong (The Woo-Woo) and Beni Xiao (Bad Egg) during a fizzing, intimate evening that smacks more of your favourite cocktail hour than a traditional reading. A delightful cacophony of recent works, anecdotes and opinions, this evening will go faster than you can say “six hilarious writers.”

Dina Del Bucchia is the author of three poetry books and a short story collection. She co-hosts Can’t Lit, a podcast on Canadian literature and culture.

Presented in collaboration with Real Vancouver Writers’ Series.

Event Participants:

Uzma Jalaluddin

Uzma Jalaluddin

Ontario

Uzma Jalaluddin writes “Samosas and Maple Syrup,” a culture and parenting column for The Toronto Star. Her debut novel, Ayesha At Last, is a revamped Pride and Prejudice set in a close-knit Toronto Muslim community. It features outspoken, hijab-wearing poet Ayesha (aka Lizzie Bennet) who falls for traditional, white-robe wearing, fan-of-arranged-marriage Khalid (aka Mr. Darcy). Together, they face family drama, community scandal, and professional scrutiny on their path towards love. Jalaluddin lives in Toronto with her family.

uzmajalaluddin.com, @UzmaWrites

Carrianne Leung

Carrianne Leung

Ontario

Carrianne Leung is a fiction writer and educator. She holds a PhD in Sociology and Equity Studies from OISE/University of Toronto. Her debut novel, The Wondrous Woo, was shortlisted for the 2014 Toronto Book Awards. Her collection of linked stories, That Time I Loved You, was published in March 2018. 

carrianneleung.com, @kayee13

Shazia Hafiz Ramji

British Columbia

Shazia Hafiz Ramji‘s first book, Port of Being, received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. She was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards and the Alberta Magazine Awards, and her poetry and fiction are forthcoming in Best Canadian Poetry 2018 and The Humber Literary Review, respectively. Her criticism has appeared in venues such as Canadian Literature and Quill & Quire. She is an editor for Metatron Press.

@Shazia_R

Lindsay Wong

British Columbia

Lindsay Wong holds a BFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and an MFA in literary non-fiction from Columbia University in New York.  The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family is her first book. She lives in Vancouver.

lindsaymwong.wordpress.com@lindsaymwong

Beni Xiao

Beni Xiao

Vancouver

Beni Xiao is a recent UBC graduate whose work has been featured by Room Magazine, Sad Magazine, The Real Vancouver Writers’ Series and Can’t Lit. In their spare time they like to nap and snack. They are very into fruit. Their poetry chapbook, Bad Egg, was recently published by local publisher Rahila’s Ghost Press.

@verysmallbear