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Hello, everybody! This is Amanda Leduc waving happily at you from my desk, which is also the desk for the new Communications and Development Coordinator at the FOLD, who happens—how exciting—to be me. One of the first things I was asked to do when I came on board to the FOLD team was write a...

When we started planning for the Festival of Literary Diversity, our goal was to deliver a festival that provided readers with access to diverse authors and stories and a place for writers from diverse backgrounds to exchange stories in a craft that can often feel isolating. But in the early development stages of the FOLD,...

  The FOLD is hiring! With the festival fast-approaching and new opportunities arising each day, we’re looking for a dynamic staff member with flexible hours to support the work of the FOLD Foundation. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and a one-page cv to director@thefoldcanada.org by Friday, January 22, 2016. Use CDC APPLICATION in...

Today we start the roll out of our 2016 lineup – a phenomenal group of diverse Canadian writers. As the founder and Artistic Director I am filled with excitement. I’m also a rookie at this, and incredibly nervous. I have been working on the festival with a bright and innovative Program Planning Team for two...

On December 1, charities and special interest groups across the world celebrated Giving Tuesday: a day dedicated to giving back. Giving Tuesday isn’t just a day, however: it’s the official kick off of the giving season. Why should you prioritize giving this season? Though there are a number of reasons, here are just a few:...

Do you know about #GivingTuesday? It’s a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, and the “opening day of the giving season.” It is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes, and think about others. We wanted you to know about a few causes that are...

On the weekend of November 6-8, the Canadian literary magazine The New Quartley (TNQ) hosted its fourth annual Wild Writer’s Literary Festival in its birthplace Waterloo, Ontario. As an emerging writer, a Wilfrid Laurier University alumna, and resident of Brampton, this was an important event for me worth travelling for. It was empowering to witness...

From publishers to writers, teachers to librarians: resoundingly, people we have met with are overwhelmingly supportive of the FOLD. These are people that have been generous with their resources, thoughtful in their discussions, and, most importantly, candid about their experiences that confirm the need for a long-overdue initiative that addresses diversity in Canadian literature. One...

A little over a year ago, when the FOLD team began meeting with publishers to talk about diverse authors, we had a hypothesis that few diverse books were being published: however, we were glad to be proven wrong.  Some of the most exciting moments for us have been with eager publicists, working their way through...

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