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By David Burga Latinx stories run the gamut of themes, plots and ideas. Although each country in Latin America is unique, as is the literature that springs from them, there are some commonalities due to a colonial past and the influence of the Spanish language giants, such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo...

By Alex Platt Although chronic illnesses are common among Canadians, cutting across culture and ethnicity, sex and gender, you wouldn’t necessarily believe it by looking at our literature. This is one of the many costs of living with a chronic illness: invisibility. For many of us, shame—and a deep fear of judgment or reprisal (not...

By Emmy Nordstrom Higdon In the world of books and reading, there is always a young, electric author that the media has their eye on. Whether they are a recent MFA graduate primed and ready to pump out a new book every year or a fired-up youth with community roots, readers are eager to consume...

What do you do with a KidLit manuscript when you think it might be done? You PITCH IT.   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, Pitch Perfect: KidLit Edition is the...

By Natasha Shaikh Reading has been my companion through many life events like extended family get-togethers, lunch breaks at a new workplace, a cottage getaway with friends, and even long flights, which I especially miss right now. My favourite thing when I was younger and travelling with my mom and baby sister was to run into...

Submissions to the 2021 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 across Canada. In 2021, we are pleased to accept submissions of poetry (any length) and short stories (up to 500 words)...

By Calyssa Erb What I love most about reading nonfiction are those moments of connection. When you read about a specific experience the author has had and the feelings around that experience, and you realize oh, I’ve felt that too. It feels like getting to reach across an infinite distance and shake someone else’s hand...

By Fiona Ross My first memory of loving historical fiction was when I was a child in Scotland, a book written by a Canadian author. I LOVED L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables with a passion.  I read the whole series in weeks and was furious when my parents announced that we were moving to...

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