2021 Virtual Festival - The FOLD
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2021 Virtual Festival

May 1 - May 15, 2021


The Festival of Literary Diversity is Canada’s first festival devoted to the work of marginalized and underrepresented authors and storytellers and takes place annually in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

In 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the FOLD planning team delivered its May festival on a unique virtual platform that allowed participants to gather, chat and view events for the entire month of May.

This year’s festival included four exciting series in addition to our School Group Events: The Mood Series, the Writer’s Workshop Series, the Romance Track, and a special slate of Feature Events that included interviews with authors like Eden Robinson, Ben Philippe, Trey Anthony, Nadine Matheson, Sonali Dev and more. Festival attendees had access to all live festival events from May 1 – 15, and were also able to access the recordings of all events until June 15.

    The Festival of Literary Diversity will return in 2022 in a hybrid digital/in-person format.


    • Festival Registration Opens
    • March 25
    • School Group Registration Opens
    • March 25

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