Faith, Spirituality, and Religion

Moderator Betsy Warland joins three poets—Meharoona Ghani, Hana Shafi, and Jennifer Zilm—for a frank discussion about the complicated relationships between love and community, womanhood and patriarchal oppression, knowledge and belief, religion and spirituality, and the questions we have asked ourselves since the dawn of humankind.

Event Type: Panel
Native Education College
Date: Sunday, March 10, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019


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.


Hana Shafi is a writer and artist who illustrates under the name Frizz Kid. Known on Instagram for her weekly affirmation series, she is also the recipient of the Women Who Inspire Award, from the Canadian Council for Muslim Women.


Jennifer Zilm is the author of The Missing Field and Waiting Room. She is a librarian, a community mental health worker and a failed biblical scholar.


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.