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By Cat Belshaw As in the United States and Canada, the people of Australia and New Zealand (also recognized by its Māori name, Aotearoa) have been undergoing their own reckoning with the terrible realities that come with living in settler colonial societies. And, as we know well at the FOLD, writers and readers are often...

REACH EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS ACROSS CANADA AND AROUND THE WORLD AS A VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR AT FOLD KIDS BOOK FEST. FOLD Kids Book Fest presents one-of-a-kind programming for children, youth, and adults by featuring stories that center a diverse group of Canadian kid-lit authors and illustrators through an innovative multimodal format. The 2022 festival will feature...

The Festival of Literary Diversity is accepting applications from Indigenous, Black and racialized applicants for a new FOLD Program Advisory Team (FPAT) — an evolution of our FOLD Planning Team. FPAT members meet virtually 4-5 times per year and will agree to serve for a two-year term that involves contributing to programming decisions including festival...

This month, we’re delving into audiobooks by Caribbean authors. From the magical world of the Greek gods re-imagined through to a novel that follows the repercussions of the Haiti earthquake, these four recommended reads are brilliant, lush, and evocative in endlessly inventive ways. Check them out today!   1) What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam...

What do you do with a KidLit manuscript when you think it might be done? You PITCH IT.   DEADLINE EXTENDED: SEPTEMBER 2 (11:59PM ET) Pitch Perfect: KidLit Edition is back!  If you have a draft of a picture book or a book for preteens or teens, and you’re not sure what to do next,...

Submissions to the 2022 FOLD Kids Book Fest Program are now open! Every year, the 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 2022, we are pleased to accept submissions of poetry (any length) and short stories (up to 500 words)...

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