Festival & Events Archive - The FOLD

Festival & Events

The FOLD hosts festivals and year-round events that celebrate underrepresented authors and storytellers.

The Festival of Literary Diversityfold-icon

April 30, 2023 - May 7, 2023

Downtown Brampton

The Festival of Literary Diversity launched in May 2016, featuring twenty events that celebrated incredible Canadian voices like Lawrence Hill, Vivek Shraya, and Cherie Dimaline.

In 2018, the festival expanded to include four days of programming at over thirty events, attracting audiences from overseas and across Canada to a festival known for sparking important conversations at carefully curated events for students and adults during the first weekend in May.

In 2020 and 2021, the festival was held virtually in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FOLD will return in 2022 with a hybrid digital/in-person festival.

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Colourful illustrated graphic showing a number of BIPIC children gathered around bookshelves reading books, with a father in a turban reading to his young daughter in his lap. Black and white logo in the centre of the graphic reads FOLD KIDS BOOK FEST, NOVEMBER 8 - 12, 2022.

FOLD Kids Book Fest

November 8, 2022 - November 12, 2022

Downtown Brampton

To better serve young readers and writers and to celebrate the incredible power of children’s literature, in 2019 the FOLD Foundation moved all of its kids programming to start a second festival in the fall.

The first FOLD Kids Book Fest – a festival dedicated to children’s literature – kicked off in September 2019 with authors Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Ruth Ohi, Rina Singh, Angelot Ndongmo, Hilary Leung, Kevin Sylvester, Njacko Backo and more.

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Writers at The Rose

Multiple Events

Downtown Brampton

Building on the success of the first three spring festivals, in 2018, the FOLD established a year-round series in partnership with The Rose Theatre, bringing amazing authors to Brampton, Ontario for readings and one-on-one discussions in the intimate Studio II. Past authors include Dionne Brand, Zarqa Nawaz, Karl Subban, and best-selling YA Author Angie Thomas.

Tickets for our Writers at the Rose series are available through the Rose Theatre.

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