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.


Upcoming Webinars

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Holding Attention in the Short Story with Jack Wang

February 12, 2022 12:00 pm


What are strategies for holding attention in fiction in general and the short story in particular? When does a short story begin and end, and how does a writer create tension and manage narrative information in between? Using literary examples as well as insights from psychology and neuroscience, this session will help writers tell more compelling short stories.

This session will be close-captioned. Captioning provided by Zoom automatic transcription.

This session will be followed by a Q&A.


Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022, 12pm EST.

Cost: FREE


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A How-To on Book Reviews with Ardo Omer

March 12, 2022 12:00 pm


What makes a great book review? In this workshop, learn about what goes into a book review, its importance in the book industry, and how it doesn’t escape the conversations around marginalization for both the reviewer and the author. From writing longform on your blog or short snippets on reading apps to recording your thoughts for YouTube, TikTok and Instagram, book reviews come in all forms, and it gives the everyday reader a way to be a part of the conversation. Join reviewer and FOLD Kids Coordinator Ardo Omer who started out her career in publishing almost 10 years ago as a book blogger!

This session will be closed-captioned. Closed captioning provided by Zoom auto transcription.

This session will be followed by a Q&A.

Registration for this session will open on February 12.

Date: Saturday, March 12, 12pm EST.

Cost: FREE


Past Webinars

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Hosting Accessible Events with Amanda Leduc

January 15, 2022 12:00 pm


Learn about some important practices and guidelines to keep in mind when hosting your event, whether it’s in-person or virtual or a mixture of both. From captioning through to giving adequate time for breaks, making your event accessible in a variety of ways is tremendously important–and not as hard as you might think! Join author and disability rights advocate Amanda Leduc in a discussion and review of some of the key accessibility features of both in-person and virtual spaces.

This session will be followed by a Q&A.

This live webinar is now complete. You can view the recording of the webinar, with captions, on the FOLD’s YouTube channel until July 31, 2022.

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