F17_Speaker_Abdullah Silmy Abdullah

Silmy Abdullah is a Toronto based writer and lawyer. In 2016, she was selected as an emerging writer by Diaspora Dialogues, a Toronto-based program that supports the creation and development of new literature. Under the program, she completed a six-month mentorship with author Lawrence Hill and is currently working on her debut collection of short stories. Her short story, “A Good Family” recently received Honourable Mention at Glimmer Train Magazine’s New Writer contest.


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