(July 14, 2009) – MuslimFest has announced that this year’s festival will include a Writers Expo.
MuslimFest, the largest Canadian Muslim summer festival, will open Saturday, August 1, at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario and will showcase Islamic art, music, film and culture.
“For the first time in Canada you will witness Muslim writers from various genres and media at one place,” MuslimFest announced on its website.
“Through this pioneering expo we will celebrate the art of writing, as well as, the writers in the Muslim community in North America.”
The Writers Expo, is being held on Saturday, August 1, 2009, from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
The list of authors, journalists, free-lance writers, and bloggers who are expected to attend include Abdul Aziz Khan, Ashmead Ali, Asna / Gauher Chaudhry, Ayub A. Hamid, Bayan Khatib, Farheen Khan, Habeeb Alli, Hamid Slimi, Heba Alshareef, Huda Khattab, Jasmine Zine, Katherine Bullock, Muneeb Nasir, Nabeel Akbar, Nasiruddin Al-Khattab, Rukhsana Khan, Saleem Bidroui, and Wahida Chishti Valiante.
This year’s festival will include a comedy show, The Muslim Funnymentalists, featuring ‘An African American Actor, a Confused Arab, a Jewish Rabbi, an Iranian Video Blogger, and 2 crazy South Asians,’ according to the show’s website.
Further information on the 2-day event can be found at the MuslimFest website www.MuslimFest.com