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SiteLines Reading Series – Ian Iqbal Rashid

April 24, 2022 // 7:00pm – 10:00pm // Free

Poet, Screenwriter, Co-founder and first director of Desh Pardesh, Canada’s seminal festival and organisation exploring South Asian diasporic culture. Join lan for an evening of reading poetry, screening television and film clips, and a conversation around the history of his practice with Ashok Mathur, Dean of Graduate Studies at OCAD U.
The event starts at 7PM, and admission is free. Plus, stop by Buddies earlier for an open mic poetry event – signup at 4:30PM, reading 5-7PM.
Masks and proof of vaccination required.
Ian Iqbal Rashid is a London-based poet, screenwriter and filmmaker, recipient of the Writer’s Guild of England Award and the Aga Khan Award for Excellence in the Arts amongst other prizes. His films, which include the feature films Touch of Pink and How She Move, have screened at festivals from Sundance to Toronto and been distributed theatrically. He has worked widely in UK television including on the legendary cult hit BBC series, This Life. He is currently writing a drama series exploring the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Canada for the CBC, and bastardising Jane Austen for a comedy series in the UK at ITV. He is the author of three award-winning volumes of poetry. Of Muslim Indian ancestry, he was born in Tanzania and grew up in Canada.
The SiteLines Readings series is supported through a partnership between the Canada Council for the Arts and the Faculty of Art and Office of Research and Innovation at OCAD University.