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‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’ Creator launches the Write Out Loud season

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Zarqa Nawaz, creator of the hit CBC sitcom, Little Mosque on the Prairie, will be featured at the first Write Out Loud of the 2017-2018 season on Wednesday, Sept. 20.


Nawaz is a freelance writer, journalist, broadcaster, and filmmaker who utilizes comedy to explore relationships between Muslims and their contemporary North American neighbours. 
She intended that Little Mosque on the Prairie, broadcast for six seasons and now to more than 60 countries, demystify Islam and explain how practicing Muslims live their lives.
A Muslim woman of Pakistani origin, born in England, raised in Toronto, and now married with four children, Nawaz resides in Regina.
Her latest book, Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, is an intimate and hilarious look at growing up as a Canadian Muslim.
Through her production company, FUNdamentalist Films (putting the “fun” back in “fundamentalism”) she creates short films and screenplays.
Nawaz is a passionate advocate for women’s rights within her community and a fierce defender of her faith as one of peace.
She’s a frequent public speaker on Islam and comedy, gender and faith, and multiculturalism and plurality.
Write Out Loud organizers are excited about this season’s fantastic lineup of prairie authors.
This September presentation by Zarqa Nawaz is the first of seven interesting and informative evenings scheduled from now until next May.
Write Out Loud commences Sept. 20 at Swift Current’s Lyric Theatre. Admission is $8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., local musicians from Maverick School will entertain at 7 p.m., and the featured author will follow.

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