Writing at the Aga Khan Museum

Workshop

Writing at the Aga Khan Museum

Writing at the Aga Khan Museum

  • Date: Oct 23, 2016 11:00AM - Oct 23, 2016 04:00PM
  • Price: $50, $45 Friends, $40 students and seniors

With Syria: A Living History and Canadian writing as your points of departure, explore the concepts of identity, home, and belonging through your own poetry and prose.

Instructor bio

Kelley Aitken was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Fine Arts. Kelley's teaching focus and specialty is drawing and mixed media. In addition to her teaching and artwork, Kelley is also a published author.

Laboni Islam is an arts educator and poet. She has shared her dynamic teaching style for over a decade and currently teaches at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her poetry was the recipient of the Janice Colbert Poetry Award in 2014 and has also been nominated for the Marina Nemat Award (2016).

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Photo by Sean Weaver

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