Karl Subban: How We Did It?

  Parenting isn’t easy and even though there’s a plethora of parenting books, blogs and websites out there, they usually just make you feel even more clueless. How We Did It: The Subban Plan for Success in Hockey, School and Life by Karl Subban is a memoir with refreshing wisdom and inspiration for parents who […]

Reading Challenge #1

READING CHALLENGE 1: READ A BOOK BY AN INDIGENOUS WOMAN   Earlier this month, we released our annual Reading Challenge, which listed 12 ways to read more diversely in 2018. To help keep you motivated all year long, we’ll be posting a monthly blog written by members of our planning team – each one featuring one of […]

Pitch Perfect is here!

What do you do with a manuscript when you think it might be done? You PITCH IT.   If you have a draft of a novel or creative nonfiction manuscript, and you’re not sure whether it’s ready to go or what to do next, this year’s Pitch Perfect at FOLD 2018 is an opportunity made just for […]

New Year. New Reading Challenge.

The New Year is a natural time of year to make resolutions — to set new habits and start new trends. It’s the perfect time to think about reading, particularly as the temperatures plummet. Here at the FOLD, we like to take this time to encourage readers to look at their bookshelves and book piles — to […]

Join the Planning Team

The FOLD relies heavily on committed volunteers, and as the festival grows in size, and as our year-round programming continues to grow, so does our need for more volunteers. The FOLD is currently looking to fill three roles: FOLD_Media Coordinator, FOLD Hospitality Coordinator, and FOLD_Program Coordinator. The three roles are quite different, but all roles require individuals to […]

Write Now with Farzana Doctor

Today we held our first Write Now Workshop of the season! Check out the Facebook video on our Facebook page. We also want to include Farzana’s fabulous presentation: 5 common mistakes writers make. We had over thirty people at the live event with another 20 tuning into the live stream and over 200 views within thirty minutes […]

The Brampton Book Bash is here!

The inaugural Brampton Book Bash is coming Saturday, September 30 and we’ve got speakers and books galore. Check out this list of readers and come find your next great read at City Hall during the Farmer’s Market in celebration of Culture Days. Visit booths with organizations like Coach House Press, LPG Press, Two Wolves Press, […]

WRITE NOW: An Interactive Writing Workshop

The FOLD is an annual literary festival that celebrates diverse authors and storytellers each May. One of the main goals of the festival is to foster and support the growth of writers of all ages, stages, and walks of life. This year, the FOLD is extending its programming to host four interactive writing workshops in the months leading […]

Join the Accessibility Advisory Committee

While we are immensely proud of the work that our planning team does each year, we also know that we have a lot more work to do to provide an accessible event for all authors and attendees. Accessibility is complex and multi-faceted and we want many voices contributing to the ideas and implementation plans from the […]

The AWP Conference: To Go or Not to Go South

After we launched the first Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) in May, we started to look for opportunities to increase the reach of the work we do – advocating for underrepresented voices in the literary industry.   We pitched two sessions to the annual conference for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs – an […]