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The FOLD Foundation, a charitable organization based in Brampton, Ontario, is hiring for the full-time position of PROGRAM COORDINATOR. Reporting to the Executive Director for the FOLD Foundation, the Program Coordinator will oversee the programming, planning and execution of all adult (16+) programming including the annual Festival of Literary Diversity and FOLD Academy as well...

By Meg Wheeler For the month of June, we are focusing on books by Cree authors. This month’s reading challenge includes two memoirs, one novel, and one short story collection. We hope this month’s challenge gives you a very small taste of the breadth of Cree-authored literature waiting for you.   1) Permanent Astonishment, by...

By Calyssa Erb June is Indigenous Peoples’ Month and this month, we’re highlighting stories from Cree authors. Cree, or nehiyawak, are the most widespread Indigenous peoples. Their traditional territory spans from Alberta to Quebec. This month, dive into stories of confidence, mystery, and family from Cree authors.   1) Hopeless in Hope by Wanda John-Kehewin...

By Aaisha Islam This picks for this month’s FOLD Reading Challenge, which is to read historical fiction by a South Asian author, are nearly all contemporary history; based mostly in the 1940s. During that time the Independence Movement was gaining strength in the Indian sub-continent, that large landmass south of the Himalayan mountain range, jutting...

By Ardo Omer This month, we’re reading books based on true stories by South Asian authors. Starting us off is The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani which is a middle grade novel inspired by the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan. We have another middle grade novel by Canadian Tina Athaide about the expulsion of the Indian minority...

Welcome to FOLD in the News! This is where we roundup FOLD 2024 festival coverage. Harlequin at the 2024 Festival of Literary Diversity (Harlequin) Harlequin spotlights their authors featured at A Literary High Tea at Alderlea: Romance Writers Edition. Harlequin is proud to support The Festival of Literary Diversity, Canada’s leading festival for diverse voices...

The 2024 FOLD Kids Book Fest program is now open for submissions! Every year, FOLD Kids Book Fest publishes a unique festival program which includes the festival schedule and writing from young authors ages 6 – 14 across Canada. In 2024, we are pleased to accept submissions of poetry (any length) and short stories (up to 500 words) to...

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