October 30, 2019
Daddy Writer to Be – Umbilical Cord
As writers, we are always inspired by the life experiences that we go through; the traumas, the fears, and the excitement of it all. As a follow up poetry book to War/Torn, I have started working on a ...
October 24, 2019
Daddy Writer To be – What I want for Our Malek
It has been quite the journey to parenthood. Can’t say it was easy, but neither is our existence as transparent souls. Our love refers to my love for Tarn. It has given me patience and hope. When Tarn ...
October 23, 2019
An Open Letter To Vickery Bowles
To Vickery Bowles, the chief Librarian at Toronto Public LibraryMy name is Hasan Namir. I moved to Canada in 1998 and during the first week that I arrived here, my parents took me to the Coquitlam Public ...
October 17, 2019
Daddy Writer To Be - Lotee and Shath
My poetry book War/Torn started out as my chapbook project while I was attending Simon Fraser University. I took the course English 472 – Advanced Creative Writing with the incredible Jordan Scott. ...
October 13, 2019
Daddy Writer To Be – The Gift of Surrogacy
Tarn and I always shared the same dream: we wanted to have a baby and start a family together. We come from two different religions and cultures. I am Iraqi Muslim while Tarn is Punjabi Sikh. While these ...
October 11, 2019
Daddy Writer To Be – Writing for Children
For many years, I had a dream to write a children’s book. My passion of becoming a father inspired me to write a children’s book. As a child who questioned their own gender identity, I wanted ...
October 06, 2019
Daddy Writer To be – Love at First Tarn
The older I got, especially when I started going to Simon Fraser University, the less I was interested in writing horror stories. As I was contemplating my own sexuality and identity, my stories shifted ...
October 01, 2019
Daddy Writer To Be – Introduction
Hi everyone. My name is Hasan Namir. I’m the author of God in Pink (Arsenal Pulp Press) and poetry book War/Torn (Book*Hug Press).First, I want to express my gratitude to Open Book for inviting me ...