Visiting Author: Farzana Doctor

The ESA Library is delighted to be hosting Farzana Doctor on the afternoon of Thursday October 13th, 2016.

Students in the following English classes will be coming down with their teacher:

  • Per 4: ENG2D Middel
  • Per 3:  ENG2D Tinker

In addition, students taking the Social Justice course, as well as those involved with WORD and Equity have been invited to attend.

There is, however, space available for any other interested student(s) to attend, as long as it is agreeable to their teachers during the periods in consideration.

  • If you are interested and not already on the invite list…  please send an e-mail to [email protected] to advise of your interest.
  • Please be sure to include which session (period) you would want to be attending.

Parents and/or ESA grads are also invited to attend, subject to capacity issues.  Please also send an e-mail and we’ll get back to you to confirm.


Ms. Doctor is the Toronto-based author of three novels (the last two of which are in the ESA Library collection):

  • Stealing Nasreen;
  • Six Metres of Pavement (which won a Lambda Literary Award in 2012 and was short-listed for the Toronto Book Award); and,
  • the recently released All Inclusive.

Ms. Doctor was named as one of CBC Books’ “Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read Now” and was the recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Grant (2011).  She also curates the Brockton Writers Series.  Lastly, for now, she is a proud member of The Writers Union of Canada.

In her presentation Ms. Doctor will focus on two things:

  • Being a writer: choosing a writing career, writing process, managing writing time, how to get published and connected in the writing world; and,
  • Being an LGBT writer, including a discussion about coming out, and her own life as an LGBT person and writer