July/August National Online Reading Club guests, from left: Zarqa Nawaz, Omar Mouallem and Anne Thériault. (Photos: Ridwan Adhami; Shayne Woodsmith; Courtesy)

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Join us for Broadview’s July/August Online Reading Club

Zarqa Nawaz, Omar Mouallem and Anne Thériault will be speaking about their pieces and their work


Looking for a way to stay cool next Monday evening? Join us on Zoom for our latest National Online Reading Club, featuring three great guests who contributed to our July/August issue. Digital editor Emma Prestwich will chat with them on July 5 at 7 p.m. EDT.

To register for this event, please sign up for our e-newsletter here.

 Zarqa Nawaz is a Canadian creator and producer for film and television, a published author, public speaker, journalist and former broadcaster. For our July/August issue, she spoke to Sheima Benembarek about doing stand-up comedy, the role of women in Islam and her efforts to portray Muslims as three-dimensional.





Omar Mouallem is a writer, filmmaker, commentator, educator and small business owner. In the story “America’s Moslems,” he writes about an obscure Islamic sect that is seeing a curious revival.







Anne Thériault wrote about her personal connection with St. Anne in her essay, “Aging Into Saint Anne.” Anne is a Toronto-based writer whose work has been published in a variety of magazines. She writes about feminism, mental health and parenting and has appeared on CTV, CBC and etalk as part of discussions surrounding women and media.



Make sure to read the articles we’ll be discussing and have your questions ready to ask our guests live.

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