Cozy Fest: Hana Shafi + People You Know, Places You’ve Been

Writer-illustrator Hana Shafi joins Cozy Fest with a wholly soothing reading of her poem “Loving You” from her new collection People You Know, Places You’ve Been (Book*hug Press) for Cozy Fest.


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Hana Shafi reads from People You Know, Places You’ve Been

(Book*hug Press)

About our reader

Hana Shafi is a writer and artist who illustrates under the name Frizz Kid. Both her visual art and writing frequently explore themes such as feminism, body politics, racism, and pop culture. She’s published articles in publications such as The WalrusHazlitt and This Magazine, and has been featured on Buzzfeed, CBC, Flare Magazine, and Shameless. She received the Women Who Inspire Award from the Canadian Council for Muslim Women in 2017. Her first book, It Begins With The Body was selected by CBC books as one of the best poetry books of 2018. Her second book, a compilation of essays and illustrations from her notable affirmation art series, titled Small, Broke, and Kind of Dirty: Affirmations for the Real World came out in 2020. Hana and her family immigrated to Mississauga from Dubai in 1996, and she now lives in Toronto with her two cute, but sometimes annoying, cats.

Photo credit Bali Singh

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Thanks to Hana for reading from her new book for All Lit Up’s second-annual Cozy Fest! You can learn more about People You Know, Places You’ve Been, and order from ALU or your fave local bookstore (via the Shop Local button), right here.

For more to come, or to catch up on the series, click here.