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By Monika Trzeciakowski This month we’re highlighting stories by Black authors from the Canadian East Coast for picture book, middle grade, and young adult readers. From a beach day filled with wonder to learning about Black Atlantic Canadian history, these books will showcase the talent of our East Coast authors. 1) The Summer Between Us by...

The FOLD is pleased to welcome two new staff members. Please join us in welcoming Samantha Clarke and Jonisha Lewinson! We would also like to announce that Amanda Leduc, our Communications and Development Coordinator, will be taking a leave of absence from the FOLD from July 2023 – August 2024 to dedicate some time to...

By Lavanya Narasimhan Joy is a healer; it’s a connector; it’s as necessary to a person and community as food and water. Oftentimes, narratives for marginalized people focus on trauma or overcoming hardships. But joy is just as compelling of a storytelling element – the attaining of it, the celebration of it, the maintaining of...

MEDIA RELEASE                  May 5th 2023 THE FESTIVAL OF LITERARY DIVERSITY presents The Great Readception: A Literary Cabaret $189,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant Supports the Growth of FOLD Kids Brampton, ON – The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) today welcomed attendees and authors to The Rose theatre for a special reception prior to one...

In honour of Asian Heritage Month, May’s reading prompt is mystery or crime fiction by an Asian Canadian author. Just a warning that these books touch on difficult topics such as murder, death, and complicated family relationships.    1) The Conjoined, by Jen Sookfong Lee (Available on Audible Canada) Social worker Jessica Campbell is only...

1) Another Nirvana, by Archna Sahni These poems explore the meaning of home and belonging and a search for transcendence through love and art. They reflect on what it means to live between cultures and continents, question traditional female roles, ponder over the role of art in life. The poet’s search for home leads her...

THE FESTIVAL OF LITERARY DIVERSITY (FOLD) 2023 A celebration of diverse authors and storytellers April 30 to May 7 In-person appearances by Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Britta Badour, Jesmeen Kaur Deo, Cherie Dimaline, Ali Hassan, Catherine Hernandez, Jen Sookfong Lee, Suzette Mayr, Sheila Murray, Janika Oza, Casey Plett, Liselle Sambury, Dan K. Woo and more.  Virtual appearances...

By Meg Wheeler Now that the longest month of the year is over (goodbye, January!), I’m excited to welcome February, and with it Black History Month. For February’s Reading Challenge, we’re focusing on speculative fiction written by Black Canadian authors. The selected titles for this month offer something for everyone: a poetry chapbook, the first...

By Toni Duval This month we are highlighting speculative tales written by Black Canadian authors. This is a broad category that may include science fiction, fantasy, horror, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic, or alternative history stories. We want to encompass stories that look to the future while also recognizing stories rooted in the African diaspora. With the...

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