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Registering for FOLD 2024

The 2024 Festival of Literary Diversity will run from April 28 – May 5. Events from April 28 – May 1 will be presented on our interactive virtual platform, while events May 2 – 5 will take place at Brampton’s Rose Theatre. Select in-person events will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. Participants will be able to watch live events on-demand after they air until June 30.

Attendees at the 2024 Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) can enjoy virtual and in-person events by taking advantage of a variety of ticketing options including festival passes and specialty event tickets.

To see our schedule, head over to the virtual platform.

Download the vFairs app (available on Google Play and the App Store) to access the virtual platform on your mobile device.

Festival Passes

    Virtual Festival Pass $25

    The virtual only pass provides access to all of the FOLD’s virtual events, including live discussions, networking events, trivia contests, and roundtable conversations with FOLD authors. Passholders have access to the platform to watch and re-watch events on-demand and to access exhibitor resources in the virtual Exhibit Hall until June 30. Virtual access to the festival is included in all festival passes. The virtual pass also gives users access to the festival through the vFairs  festival app, which provides passholders with on-the-go access to all of the festival platform features.

    Virtual + In-Person Saturday Pass $45

    A virtual plus in-person Saturday Pass provides access to all Saturday events and spaces — including our Passholders Lounge which allows passholders to use our quiet reading/writing space between events. Specialty tickets and passes are available until April 28.

    Virtual + In-Person Weekend at the Rose Pass $60

    A virtual plus in-person weekend at the Rose pass provides guests with access to all in-person events at the Rose for the entire weekend, including our passholders lounge. The pass does not include tickets to Paint Night at PAMA or the Literary High Tea at Alderlea, which can be purchased separately via Eventbrite. Tickets for specialty events and passes are only available until April 28.

    Specialty Tickets

    FOLD 2024 includes a range of in-person specialty events tickets that can be purchased independent of a festival pass via Eventbrite.

    Thursday, May 2 // 7:30pm

    Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archive – 9 Wellington Street West 

    Paint Night at PAMA – $25

    Enjoy a memorable night of painting at Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives as the PAMA team lead guests in the creation of canvas art inspired by the poetry collection Pink Moon by Indo-Tibetan artist Roshan James. No experience necessary. 14+. $25/person.

    Friday, May 3 // 7:30pm

    The Rose Theatre – 1 Theatre Lane

    The Great Readception: A Literary Cabaret – $20

    In this popular annual event, six authors appearing at the festival read a sample of their work accompanied by a live jazz band. Whether you’re a regular FOLD attendee, a casual or compulsive reader or simply a lover of live entertainment, witness the power of storytelling and the magic of a live musical performance at this collaborative event composed by Brampton’s own Carm Spada. 14+ for mature themes and content. The Great Readception is included with the $60 Virtual + Weekend at the Rose pass.

    Saturday, May 4 // 7:30pm 

    The Rose Theatre – 1 Theatre Lane

    The Spoken Word Showcase – $10

    Spoken word host The Wild Woman returns to the Rose Studio to host an incredibly curated event of spoken word performers. 14+ for mature themes and content. The Spoken Word Showcase is included with the $45 Virtual + Saturday In-Person pass AND the $60 Virtual + Weekend at the Rose pass.

    Sunday, May 5 // 11:00am – $45

    Alderlea Manor – 40 Elizabeth Street S

    Literary High Tea at Alderlea: Romance Writers Edition

    The annual Sunday brunch is back! Don your Sunday best, assemble your fascinator, grab your friends, and join us for a delightful high tea with three incredible romance writers. This special-tea event includes fun trivia with incredible prizes. Tickets are on sale only until Sunday, April 28. 14+ for mature themes and content. This event is not included in any festival passes and must be purchased separately.

    Sunday, May 5 // 2:00pm

    The Rose Theatre – 1 Theatre Lane

    The Making of Ru: Film Screening and Talk Back – $10

    Join us for a screening of RU, the film adaptation of the award-winning novel by Kim Thúy, which explores the journey of a wealthy family fleeing Vietnam and landing in Quebec. The film is presented in French with English subtitles and includes a talk back with the author and the film director in partnership with Brampton Arts Organization (BAO). 14+ for mature themes and content. The Ru Screening and Talk Back is included with the $60 Virtual + Weekend at the Rose pass.

    FAQs

    • Are the booths virtual or in person?

      The FOLD Exhibit Hall is a virtual space on our virtual platform. All booths will be virtual and available to guests who join us from anywhere in the world. The reason the exhibit hall is virtual is because it allows folks to participate and removes some of the barriers inherent in in-person based initiatives.

    • How does the Virtual Exhibitor Booth work?

      Organizations will design their booth in the months leading up to the festival (by April 1). Once the platform opens on April 25, passholders can log in to the platform and visit your virtual booth the festival’s Exhibit Hall. Passholders will have access to the platform and the festival exhibit hall from April 25, 2024 to June 30, 2024.

    • How do I make my virtual exhibitor booth?

      Once you complete the application form and your booth is approved, you’ll be sent a link to begin designing and laying out your booth. You’ll be able to pick the set up of the booth and the avatar, as well as what goes in the menu across the bottom and where each design element sends users.

      Every exhibitor will also be able to include documents, videos and job postings. You may add a book list, a catalogue, an educator guide or a YouTube video, which passholders can add to their virtual tote bag to view and save to their preferred device at their convenience.

    • What is the difference between a sponsor booth and an exhibitor booth?

      Sponsorship packages begin at $500 and include a number of perks and benefits, including a guaranteed virtual exhibitor booth. Due to limited spacing in the virtual platform, exhibitors must fill out an application by March 1, 2024. Once approved for a booth, you’ll receive a confirmation email to begin the design and set-up.

      To sponsor the FOLD, email the FOLD team.

    • What is the cost of an Exhibitor Booth?

      FOLD 2024 exhibitor booths cost $150; however, an exhibitor booth is included in all sponsor packages, which start at $500. To sponsor the festival or to apply for an exhibitor booth email the FOLD Team.

    • What is required of organizations who have a booth at the Exhibit Hall?

      Organizations with a booth at the festival will need to follow a simple six-step process to design a booth on the backend of the platform. Organizations can choose the layout of the booth and their avatar (or they can choose a booth with no avatar). In addition to setting up the booth, organizations are asked to have at least one staff member available to answer questions on Sunday, April 28. They may choose to staff one of our roundtables, which allows up to 15 participants to “pull up a virtual chair” and chat with presenters on a topic of their choosing.The roundtables and/or the booths need to be staffed on Sunday, April 28 from 3-5pm. All other times are optional.

    • What is a roundtable?

      Our new roundtables allow users to engage in a small video, voice-only, or chat-only based conversation with a roundtable host. The host may choose a topic, such as “Writing for Harlequin” or “Working for Penguin Random House”, which would allow users to join a call and ask questions. Exhibitors and Sponsors are all guaranteed a roundtable, should they choose. Sponsors have the option of hosting more than one. The roundtables and/or the booths need to be staffed on Sunday, April 28 from 3-5pm. All other times are optional.

    • Can exhibitors sell books or other merchandise from their booths?

      While there is no shopping function on the platform, they can use their booth or the menu under their booth to direct attendees to a page or shopping cart on their own website.

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