Asma Sayed, one of the members of 2016 Borderlines Writers Circle | Writers Guild of Alberta, will be joining us for the preshow authors’ panel.
Asma Sayed is a writer, translator, and academic originally from India. She has published essays, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translations in various anthologies. She writes regularly about issues of social justice in film and media. Her essays have been published in India, Kenya, Canada, and the U.S. Asma holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta, and has published scholarly articles in many journals and anthologies. Her recent editorial works include Screening Motherhood in Contemporary World Cinema (2016), M. G. Vassanji: Essays on His Work (2014), Writing Diaspora: Transnational Memories, Identities and Cultures (2014). Her co-edited collection of short fiction, World on a Maple Leaf: A Treasure of Canadian Multicultural Folktales, was published in 2011. She has lived in Edmonton since 1998, and is an instructor of English and Comparative Literature at MacEwan University.