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The Festival of Literary Diversity team have made their picks. They’ve defended them live and here are their final arguments.   Find out who Sheridan College professor Shoilee Khan, author Jael Richardson, author Amanda Leduc and publishing professional Leonicka Valcius are rooting for. Which title will get your vote for ONE BOOK | ONE BRAMPTON?...

Giving Tuesday comes once a year – but the spirit of giving is in season all year long. Here at the FOLD, we see Giving Tuesday as an opportunity to promote and celebrate charities and organizations that are special to us — organizations that promote literary arts and/or support marginalized communities whose stories continue to be underrepresented...

FREE FALL   An excerpt from The Dependent: A Memoir of Marriage & the Military by Danielle Daniel.   I should become a professional wrestler. My name would be Mad Justice. I would stitch MJ on my chest and tie a tomato-red satin cape around my neck. It would flap behind me as I bounced into...

I have a confession to make: I love crime fiction. This may not seem like a revelatory admission, but I’ve been writing literary novels for a long time now and genre snobbery is, I’ve discovered, a real thing. When I was in university, I worked at a bookstore and it was there I learned that...

TRANSCRIPT: DIVERSE BODIES: ON DISABILITY AND EXCLUSION     Panelists: Dorothy Ellen Palmer, Jael Richardson. Moderator: Amanda Leduc   Amanda: Hello and welcome, my name is Amanda Leduc and I am the Communications and Development Coordinator for the Festival of Literary Diversity, based in Brampton, Ontario. With me today is author Dorothy Ellen Palmer and...

One of the first people I shared the first draft of The Boy & the Bindi with was my friend Robin Phillips. Robin is an elementary school teacher and a parent, therefore making her an expert on children. I figured if anyone could honestly tell me if the draft had potential as a children’s picture...

Diverse Bodies: On Disability and Exclusion. Authors Dorothy Ellen Palmer and Jael Richardson join moderator Amanda Leduc in a candid discussion about disability in literature and the need for advocacy in Canadian arts around disabled narratives. This podcast is a re-creation: the original panel session was held on May 7, 2016, as part of the...

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