The FOLD Blog

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 FOLD team is pleased to announce our first BRAMPTON BOOK BASH – a one-day book market designed to give authors and book selling organizations a space to promote their books. The following Frequently Asked Questions are designed for authors, book sellers and book organizations, who are interested in promoting their work at this year’s inaugural […]

Lessons from the AWP

Lessons from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs The FOLD team is back returned from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, and we thought we’d take a little space to share some of our, and some of our panelists’, favourite moments from the conference and our time in Washington. From poetry to prose, […]

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 […]

FOLD ’17 Reading Challenge

What are you reading this year? How do you decide what to read? More and more we’re discovering people who want to read more diversely, and last year we had a few FOLD followers who took the challenge. So we’re doing it again. Here are 17 challenges for 2017 that will push us to read […]

The FOLD Picks: One Book, One Brampton

The Festival of Literary Diversity team have made their picks. They’ve defended them live and here are their final arguments.   Find out who Sheridan College professor Shoilee Khan, author Jael Richardson, author Amanda Leduc and publishing professional Leonicka Valcius are rooting for. Which title will get your vote for ONE BOOK | ONE BRAMPTON? […]