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I have grown up believing that there are certain spaces for certain kinds of people. My father was a black quarterback and he was told on many occasions, in many different ways, at the height of the civil rights movement that quarterback was not a position for him. As a writer, I have never heard...

Amongst all the talk about Diversity in Books in 2014, the hashtag #DiverseCanLit became popular, spearheaded by Léonicka of Lé Canada is a hugely multicultural nation, our beginnings and history firmly planted in Aboriginal culture and now in 2014 representing all races, cultures, and religions. And yet, our literature does not look like that. Canada...

In June of 2014, the amazing Jael Richardson (author of The Stone Thrower) contacted me to discuss her big idea for a literary festival dedicated completely to celebrating diversity in publishing and literature. Her vision was brilliant and I was thrilled to join the team. Less than a year later, I am consistently blown away...

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