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By Rahma Shere The month of April ushers in the spring season with rain showers and other seasonal signs. For the Sikh community, April is also an important and sacred month. Sikhs across the world celebrate Vaisakhi, which marks creation of the Khalsa and the Sikh articles of faith. Therefore, the designation of April as...

  THE FESTIVAL OF LITERARY DIVERSITY 2024 A celebration of diverse authors and storytellers April 28 to May 5   In-person appearances by Waubgeshig Rice, Louisa Onomé, Alicia Elliott,  Balsam Karam, Leanne Toshiko Simpson, Jessica Johns, and more.   Virtual appearances by Craig Shreve, Farzana Doctor, Téa Mutonji, and others.   BRAMPTON, ON | March...

By Natasha Shaikh This March we are showing our appreciation for the mystery genre—specifically young adult mystery books by Black and Indigenous authors and authors of colour. In recent years, the YA genre has produced many mystery bestsellers, usually revolving around dark crimes, and boarding on thrillers. Despite the mystery genre being so vast, it...

By Monica Tang To celebrate Freedom to Read Week from February 18-24, 2024, this month’s challenge is to read a book that has been challenged in Canadian schools. These are a few of many books that Canadians and others have tried to remove from schools and libraries, deeming them offensive or inappropriate for certain audiences....

By Ardo Omer At the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), we believe that reading is a critical skill and that reading diversely – across genres, forms, and cultures – fosters empathy and understanding. Each year, we try and think about ways to transform our own reading habits – to fill in gaps, and to spark...

By Ardo Omer At the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), we believe that reading is a critical skill and that reading diversely – across genres, forms, and cultures – fosters empathy and understanding. Each year, we try and think about ways to transform our own reading habits – to fill in gaps, and to spark...

Submissions to the 2024 FOLD Festival Program are now open! Every year, the FOLD publishes a unique Festival Program which includes the festival schedule and information and articles and essays from Canadian writers. Articles in the Program showcase a wide variety of styles, approaches, and diverse lived experience. In 2024, we are pleased to announce...

By Ramona Porter December has arrived, heralding a season of jubilation for some and an added burden of mental strain for others. Recognizing this duality, our reading challenge for this month is a fitting tribute to authors who identify as MAD or writes about mental health. While commendable strides have been made in fostering open...

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