Friday, June 26, 2020

Kindness Matters - Inspired by 'The Beggar's Dance'

Juma and Zakiya from The Beggar's Dance

Inspired by the characters in "The Beggar’s Dance." Zakiya holds Juma’s hand, and shows compassion, love and gives him hope. “You have to believe in yourself, Juma, break the cycle. Yes you can dream.”

(Thank you to my husband Sadiq Somjee for the incredible artwork - follow: Instagram @sadiqsomjee)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Book Reading and Discussion for The Beggar's Dance

At Western Sky Books - Coquitlam
Thank you to Western Sky Books for hosting me for the reading and discussion of The Beggar’s Dance.

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Thank you to Tri Cities Community TV ... Tri Cities Community TV"

And lastly thank you to so many of you who came by. You were a great and engaging audience.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Western Sky Books Hosts Farida Somjee

Come join me at Western Sky Books 
on January 11th 7-8pm 
for a reading and discussion of my novel, 
The Beggar's Dance.

Located at 2132 – 2850 Shaughnessy Street, 
Port Coquitlam 
(in a plaza at the corner of Shaughnessy/Lougheed adjacent to Safeway).

Click GOING at the link below:

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Joy of making Gifts - handmade bracelets

The most I enjoyed this Holiday Season was making these three copper bracelets for gifts. I also loved cooking and spending time with my family. Now it’s time to get back to my writing and finishing my second novel (well at least the first draft). Thank you to year 2017.
Czech glass jade
Red Czech glass and black stone
Aventurine. Onyx. Black Tigereye.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Peace and Joy - Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone peace and joy this holiday season. 
Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year 2018

Monday, October 9, 2017

Whistler Writers Festival 2017

Whistler, British Columbia
The last time I was at Whistler was winter 2015 (see photo). I love Whistler, no matter what time of the year I visit.
I will be attending Whistler Writers Festival next week from October 12th to 15th. I am thrilled The Beggar’s Dance is selected as one of the three finalists (fiction) in the Whistler Independent Book Awards. Wishing the finalists all the best.
I will be reading at the Whistler Public Library during Reading Event 1: Canada’s Best Independent Authors of 2017 on October 12th.

It will be a fun weekend, as the festival promises many reading events and workshops. I have booked a few to attend. I’m excited about Workshop 12: So, You Want to be a Screenwriter? I suppose all those movies that are in my head need to be explored.

Most of all, it will be great to meet so many talented writers.