Thrilling Tales Series snags Ava Homa

June 7, 2011 | Jane

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Ava Homa, author of Echoes from the Other Land will be reading selections from her short story collection on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., in Room 1 at North York Central Library.  Her reading is part of the Thrilling Tales series for adults.

 Echoes from the Other Land is one of seven Canadian titles that was just short listed for the 2011 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.

Ava is a Kurdish-Canadian, writer-in-exile, with two Masters’ degrees one in  English and another in Creative Writing and English Language and Literature.  “Echoes from the Other Land” has a running theme of resistance by modern Iranian women under an oppressive regime.  The stories are told on a universal scale, depicting human endurance, desire and passion.  

Ava’s writings have appeared in English and Farsi journals, as well as the Windsor  Review and the Toronto Star newspaper.   She was a writer in Iran, and university faculty member. In Toronto, Ava writes and teaches Creative Writing, English, and English as a Second Language

Please join us to hear Ava Homa read her thrilling tales!


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