Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

26sep10:40 am11:00 amSalma the Syrian ChefDanny Ramadan10:40 am - 11:00 am EST

Event Details

Children’s author Danny Ramadan reads Salma the Syrian Chef. Ages 4-7.


Danny Ramadan

Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian author, award-winning activist, and public speaker. His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, won multiple awards. His work in activism provided a safe passage to dozens of Syrian LGBTQ-refugees to Canada. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his husband.


Salma the Syrian Chef

All Salma wants is to make her mama smile again. Between English classes, job interviews, and missing Papa back in Syria, Mama always seems busy or sad. A homemade Syrian meal might cheer her up, but Salma doesn’t know the recipe, or what to call the vegetables in English, or where to find the right spices! Luckily, the staff and other newcomers at the Welcome Center are happy to lend a hand—and a sprinkle of sumac.

With creativity, determination, and charm, Salma brings her new friends together to show Mama that even though things aren’t perfect, there is cause for hope and celebration.

AuthorDanny Ramadan


(Saturday) 10:40 am - 11:00 am EST