Monday, February 26, 2024

Comedian & CBC Radio Host Ali Hassan is Coming to the Owen Sound Library

The Owen Sound Memoir Series has announced its first monthly event weekend at the Owen Sound public library featuring Ali Hassan, the multi-talented stand-up comic, actor, CBC Radio & Television host, and memoir author.

On Friday, February 2, at 7 p.m., Hassan will read from his memoir Is There Bacon in Heaven? and discuss how he wrote his hilarious and poignant book. Attendees can look forward to an evening filled with humour, insight, and personal anecdotes. At the end of the evening, Hassan will participate in a Q&A with the audience.

On Saturday, February 3, at 1 p.m., Mr. Hassan will lead a memoir-writing workshop for local writers who are working on their own memoirs and anyone who is interested in the memoir-writing process.

Ali Hassan is a familiar voice on CBC Radio as the host of ‘Laugh Out Loud’ and ‘Canada Reads’. As a seasoned comedian, Hassan’s work reflects a keen understanding of the human experience, delivered with his signature wit and charm.

Tickets are currently on sale at There are limited tickets available in this intimate setting. Both events will be held at the Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library, 824 1st Ave W. in Owen Sound.

The mission of the Owen Sound Memoir Series is to celebrate the lived experience of diverse Canadians, curate important conversations, and teach memoir-writing skills to local writers. Each month, a nationally-recognized Canadian author will come to the Owen Sound library to read from their recently published memoir and lead a memoir-writing workshop.

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