My name is Elisa Hategan. I’m a Romanian-Canadian author and freelance journalist who has been publishing in various print and digital media for more than a decade. I am active in the literary community, host a writers online group and run a couple of blogs. I am a multiple Toronto Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Arts Council grant winner, as well as served as a judge on an OAC panel.
As a teenager, I was the inspiration behind the 1998 CBC film WHITE LIES, which starred Sarah Polley as me. My story has since been published in the memoir Race Traitor: The True Story of Canadian Intelligence’s Greatest Cover-Up.
I am a renowned public speaker and subject matter expert on anti-racism, extremist political movements and terrorist recruitment tactics. I have been interviewed by CBC, CTV, CityTV, Global TV, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Globe & Mail, Metro News, Macleans, Now Magazine, Xtra, Vision TV, Ottawa Citizen, Canadian Jewish News and various local and international media. I have also appeared as a keynote speaker for Toronto City Hall, LGBT, Jewish and community groups and high schools throughout Canada.
My interests are eclectic and wide-ranging. I have a BA from the University of Ottawa (in Criminology and Psychology), a Journalism certificate from Michigan State University and I’m studying Social Media Marketing at George Brown College. I’m also studying for a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.
My personal website is www.elisahategan.com My newest book is Race Traitor: The True Story of Canadian Intelligence Service’s Greatest Cover-Up, available on Amazon and Kobo.
My poetry has appeared in several prestigious literary journals such as Grain Magazine, the Fiddlehead and Contemporary Verse 2. I’ve also published several books under a couple of separate pseudonyms, so developing different author brands comes naturally for me.
To that end, I have assisted several individuals in producing book-length material. I offer ghostwriting, editorial and marketing services to anyone who needs written content but may not have the time to research and/or produce large amounts of writing within a tight deadline. I am also an experienced social media strategist who guides businesses, non-profits and artists in setting up, managing and maximizing their online presence.
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