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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...

“I still feel the impact of those words. I understood right away that this conversation could not wait another year.” – FOLD Artistic Director, Jael Richardson   In February, the FOLD Planning Team finalized the first Festival of Literary Diversity schedule. As the Artistic Director, I told the team, “This is it. We’re done. No...

Jael Richardson is the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, a Father’s Life, a memoir based on her relationship with her father, CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey. The book received a CBC Bookie Award and earned Richardson an Acclaim Award and a My People Award as an Emerging Artist. A children’s book called The...

THE WRITER’S COURT: WRITERS WANTED Are you an aspiring writer with a manuscript that’s (almost) ready for submission? Would you like a chance to get some real-time editorial feedback? Apply to take part in The Writer’s Court, the must-see feature event of the first Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)!   The FOLD is looking for a few...

The last few weeks have been busy at the FOLD. The schedule is (finally) ready. The FOLD Planning Team is making the kinds of critical decisions that are necessary to pull off a smooth, well-run event on a conservative budget. It’s the kind of frenzy that can make a first time festival planning team feel scattered, unsure of...

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