Write in the Neighbourhood
October 23 at 12pm
Take an audio journey through the neighbourhoods that inspired your favourite Toronto stories. TIFA’s Write in the Neighbourhood podcast returns for a second season, with a new roster of local authors as your guides. Hear them bring neighbourhoods to life through readings, interviews and ambient recordings. Episodes will feature Silmy Abdullah, Elaine Bomberry, Erica Commanda, Mnawaate Gordon-Corbiere, Uzma Jalaluddin, Perry King and Andre Morriseau.
New episodes of the podcast will be released on October 23, 25, 27 and 29 at 12pm ET. You can still listen to the first season on your favourite podcast site above!
Episode 2.1: Oakridge with Silmy Abdullah
We’re meeting Silmy Abdullah today at Victoria Park and Danforth, where Crescent Town, East York crosses over into Oakridge, Scarborough. Silmy is the author of Home of the Floating Lily, an eight-story anthology that follows immigrant families entangled in the heartaches and serendipity of being caught between cultures, countries and loved ones. We spoke to Silmy about five waypoints that connect newcomers in their search for home in the city and beyond...