Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

27sep12:55 pm1:25 pmVirtual EventIntimate Poetry with Bahar OrangAmal El-Mohtar, Bahar Orang12:55 pm - 1:25 pm EST

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Open your heart to beautiful possibility and listen to the words of Bahar Orang and Amal El-Mohtar as they discuss the intricate intimacy of the human experience.

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Amal El-Mohtar

Amal El-Mohtar is an award-winning author, editor, and critic. Her short story “Seasons of Glass and Iron” won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards and was a finalist for the World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Aurora, and Eugie Foster awards.

Bahar Orang

Bahar Orang is a writer and physician-in-training living in Toronto; she completed her MD at McMaster University, and is now completing specialty training in psychiatry. Her poetry and essays have been published in such places as GUTS, Hamilton Arts & Letters, CMAJ, and Ars Medica. Where Things Touch: A Meditation on Beauty is her first book.


This is How You Lose the Time War

From award-winning authors Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone comes an enthralling, romantic novella spanning time and space about two time-traveling rivals who fall in love and must change the past to ensure their future. This is How You Lose the Time War has won Best Novella in the Locus, Nebula, and Hugo Awards, and Best Short Fiction in the Prix Aurora Awards and BFSA Awards, and is a finalist for like, everything.

AuthorAmal El-Mohtar

Where Things Touch: A Meditation on Beauty

Part lyric essay, part prose poetry, Where Things Touch: A Meditation on Beauty grapples with the manifold meanings and possibilities of beauty. Drawing on her experiences as a physician-in-training, Orang considers clinical encounters and how they relate to the concept of beauty. Such considerations lead her to questions about intimacy, queerness, home, memory, love, and other aspects of human experience. Throughout, beauty is ultimately imagined as something inextricably tied to care: the care of lovers, of patients, of art and literature, and the various non-human worlds that surround us.

AuthorBahar Orang


(Sunday) 12:55 pm - 1:25 pm EST