Body and Soul

Join us for the launch of Body & Soul, with featured readings by contributors Sharon Bala, Betsy Warland, Meharoona Ghani, and Amanda Leduc. Edited by Susan Scott, the anthology invites women from marginalized or misunderstood communities to speak to faith, practice, religion and ceremony, to confess our sublimely unconventional modes of spiritual yearning. It’s about asking those who have been so often excluded from conversations about spirituality, to step up, to lead, dare to ask those questions and break that silence. Hosted by Susan Scott.

Event Type: Reading
Native Education College
Date: Sunday, March 10, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)

This event will include ASL interpretation.


Sharon Bala is the bestselling author of The Boat People. Her short fiction has been widely published and won the Journey Prize in 2017.


Meharoona Ghani is a graduate of SFU’s Writer’s Studio and the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, who has published in several anthologies and won writing competitions. She’s happiest when writing.


Amanda Leduc is the author of The Miracles of Ordinary Men and the forthcoming The Centaur’s Wife. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario, where she serves as the Communications and Development Coordinator for the Festival of Literary Diversity, Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and stories.

Betsy Warland has published twelve books of poetry, creative non-fiction and lyric prose including her best-selling 2010 book of personal essays, Breathing the Page— Reading the Act of Writing. In April of 2016, Oscar of Between—A Memoir of Identity and Ideas, was launched by Caitlin Press’ new imprint, Dagger Editions.


Susan Scott edited Body & Soul, Caitlin Press’s breakthrough book of spiritual memoir, and is the nonfiction editor with The New Quarterly (TNQ).