Ameer Idreis
Ameer Idreis

Hi, my name’s

Ameer Idreis

I’m a writer and emerging urbanist.

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Who I Am.

Ameer Idreis at Queen’s Model Parliament

A Little About Myself.

As the header reads, I’m a writer and emerging urbanist.

While that may be a TL;DR, a scroll down this page and a click or two should explain who I am, what I’ve done, and what I’m up to.

Releasing my debut novel in 2012, I've been writing ever since – penning three novels, several academic and popular articles, and most recently working on my upcoming novel The Young Society and my award-winning, in-development play Ships in the Night.

I'm also an emerging urbanist, studying a Master of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto, and am a Graduate Fellow at the School of Cities. I hope to work toward shaping the world we live in for the better.

Writing and urbanism aside, I love curating niche playlists, exploring forest trails, and playing my electric guitar. I also work on creative projects in a variety of media, having delved into website and graphic design, short film production, and the world of podcasting.

Always a work in progress, I strive to try my hand at everything.

Want to get in touch? Please do!


BA (Hons.) Political Studies
Queen’s University
2017 to 2021

Master of Science in Planning
University of Toronto
2022 to 2024

What I Do.

Ewald and the Gems of Time Cover
Ewald and the Land of Unknown Cover
Ewald and the City of Wonder: Part 1 Cover
Ships in the Night Play Cover


I’m always doing something new, working on some random project that might never see the light of day. I love to make things and venture into the unknown, like the times I tried podcasting, created an extensive fan site, or worked for months building a search engine (yes, really). Some, however, have managed to sneak out into the world.


The Ewald Series

A series of novels following the adventures of Ewald Ellington through new mythical lands beyond the realm of his imagination.

Ships in the Night

A play about a romantic date that delves into the trifecta of family, religion, and politics, all told through the prism of young adult humour.

Politicus Article

An academic article outlining Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution and the impediment it poses to the decolonization of Indigenous rights.

O Walled-Off Town of Bethlehem: Christmas Under Occupation

An article and collage on the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the power and hope of celebrating Christmas in the occupied Holy Land.


Graphic Design Work

A number of creative design projects from the cover for a Canadian language dictionary to branding for real and fictional political campaigns.

Website Design & Creation

Websites I’ve written and designed, including this personal website and the Ewald Series website, among others.


The Brother-Sister Podcast

A conversation between brother and sister.

Words Hurt, Words Heal

A short film following a vicious bullying campaign and the tragic events in its aftermath.


Monumental Projects

Working on exciting research, storytelling, and public engagement projects around urbanism, city-building, and culture in Toronto.

School of Cities Graduate Fellow

Researching the Ontario Greenbelt and its impact on human experiences of the region, interviewing experts, and writing a play.

Paprika Festival Playwrights Unit

Developing my skills in playwriting and theatre production, resulting in a presentation of a new work through this playwrights incubator.

Queen’s Model Parliament

Delivered speeches and deliberated as a Member of Parliament in two model sessions of the Canadian House of Commons.

Advice from Authors

Conducted interviews with two award-winning Canadian authors for the CBC.

What I’m Up To.

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