FOLD Academy Webinars - The FOLD


FOLD Academy is a webinar series for writers developing their craft.  FOLD Academy Kids connects young readers and writers 5-9 years of age with Canadian authors.


How to Take Part

FOLD Academy webinars for adults are held on the second Saturday of the month at 12pm EST. The webinars take place over Zoom and can be accessed anywhere there is Internet access. Webinars can also be accessed over the phone using Zoom dial-in codes, which are provided to registrants once they have registered.

The 2020/2021 season of FOLD Academy is sponsored by Humber School for Writers, Harlequin, and HarperCollins Canada.

Upcoming Webinars

Poetry as Disobedience

October 10, 2020 12:00 pm


What can cut through pandemonium better than owning your words. Poetry can be a scalpel, a hammer, a pedal, a tiller, a lover, a calming device, the best tool to have at this time because you totally own it.

Other literary forms require a whole industry behind them. Poetry needs nothing but you, pen and paper, a mouthful of words, and whatever device you choose to transmit it.

In this first edition of our 2020-2021 FOLD Academy series, author Olive Senior talks about poetry as a device for disobedience and subversion and how it offers a way of taking control in unpredictable times.

This talk will be followed by a Q and A.

This event is sponsored by Humber School for Writers and HarperCollins Canada.


A young Indian woman with brown skin and long brown hair stands against a brick background.

To Agent or Not to Agent

November 14, 2020 12:00 pm


This is a candid conversation meant to unpack myths, misconceptions and realities of getting an agent, in particular, for BIPOC writers and writers from marginalized communities. This conversation will explore barriers and provide helpful instructive advice for authors who are looking for authentic and supportive representation in Canada.

The talk will be followed by a Q & A.

This event is sponsored by Humber School for Writers and Harlequin.

Registration for this FOLD Academy Session will open on October 11.

A graphic advertising the FOLD Academy session with Aeman Ansari: To Agent or Not to Agent


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