The Writers’ Hub - The FOLD
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The Writers’ Hub

Talk one-on-one with publishing professionals at this one-of-a-kind fair-style event in Brampton

Description

The Writers’ Hub provides a venue for casual, emerging and established writers and future publishing professionals to find about writing and publishing internship opportunities in Canada.

Agents and editors answer direct questions and discuss the types of books they publish and how to submit manuscripts and query letters.

Whether you are an emerging or established writer or someone who’s looking to work in the publishing industry, this is an annual event you do not want to miss.

The Writer’s Hub is FREE for writers and readers to attend and takes place at Brampton City Hall (2 Wellington Street West, Brampton).

Be Part of The Writers' Hub

Are you interested in attending the Hub as a festival-goer or publishing vendor? Check out these answers to some FAQs,and apply to be a part of the Writer’s Hub today!

General FAQs

  • What is the Writer’s Hub?

    The Writer’s Hub is an annual event on the Sunday of the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), where publishers, magazines, and literary organizations with open submission calls can interact with and network with diverse writers looking to publish their work.

  • When does the Writer’s Hub take place?

    In 2019, the Writer’s Hub will take place from 12-3pm on Sunday, May 5.

  • Where does the Writer’s Hub take place?

    The 2019 Writer’s Hub will take place in the Atrium of Brampton City Hall, at 2 Wellington Street West in Brampton.

Writers FAQs

Publisher/Literary Organizations FAQs

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I found the FOLD very well organized and put together. I enjoyed attending the panels and was fortunate to meet several other like-minded authors during panels of my own. One of my most rewarding experiences was the Teen Track event, where I had the opportunity to connect with young writers from schools. The FOLD brings together all that is great in Canadian literature, with artists from multiple experiences and backgrounds. I am sure that, with its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, the festival will only grow better in the years to come.

Tanaz Bhathena, author of A Girl Like That

The FOLD is a remarkable and wonderful event for authors and attendees alike. What an amazing community, dedicated to the vital need for inclusive stories and the critical role they play in building a better world

L Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her

This book [Field Guide to the North American Teenager] is my first novel and FOLD was my first Canadian literary festival. While American and Canadian culture overlap quite a bit, especially when it comes to bookshelves, Canadian literature is unique and I was very heartened by to be embraced by that community I consider home despite residing in the US. It was a homecoming I didn’t know I needed!

Ben Philippe, author of Field Guide to the North American Teenager

The Festival of Literary Diversity was an absolute joy–the organizers thought of *everything* and by anticipating authors’ needs, they freed us to focus on connecting with the audience and each other. There was no pretension, no posturing–just very genuine conversations with invested writers and engaged readers.

Zetta Elliott, author of Dragons in A Bag

I have been to a lot of writers festivals and the FOLD is definitely near the top of the list of those I want to be invited back to.

Harold Johnson, author of the memoirs Clifford and Firewater

I felt this festival was very special. Being part of such a clearly diverse, inclusive and mutually respectful group was thrilling and inspiring: a glimpse of a better world.

Kathy Page, author of Dear Evelyn, winner of the 2018 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

Wherever I go in Canada and find another writer of colour, we eventually end up gushing about how great the FOLD is, how by normalizing diversity it liberates us to talk to audiences about craft. It’s hard to imagine the literary landscape returning to a prehistoric pre-FOLD era.

Ian Williams, winner of the 2019 Giller Prize

FOLD is a festival experience unlike any other I’ve had. The FOLD team strive to create a space that’s welcoming and engaging, while allowing for curiosity, ingenuity and the fostering of real community – and they succeed, every year.

Alicia Elliott, author of A Mind Spread Out On The Ground

The FOLD is one of the most important literary events on this continent. By focusing on diverse voices and giving authors space to share their stories and speak their truths, it is revolutionizing the writing and storytelling realm as we know it. I’ve been fortunate to participate in the FOLD twice now, and each experience has been a major highlight of my literary career. I felt right at home!

Waubgeshig Rice, author of Moon Of The Crusted Snow

Being part of the FOLD community has provided me with a strong sense of belonging. I can’t understate how much sharing diverse stories and listening to different voices that broaden my understanding of the world has impacted me as a person and motivated me as a writer. My sincerest thanks to everyone at the FOLD for championing diverse authors and stories!

Ann Y.K. Choi, author of Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety

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