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

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Trauma-Informed Editing with Iva Cheung

November 20, 2021 12:00 pm


Trauma-informed practice began in mental health care as a way to acknowledge the role that trauma can play in a person’s decisions, reactions, and life course. The goal of trauma-informed practice is to create a safe environment that (a) avoids re-traumatizing people and (b) removes barriers that people who have experienced trauma might encounter. In this session, you’ll learn how editors can apply the principles of trauma-informed practice in their work—both when crafting communications for audiences who may have experienced trauma and when working with authors who may have trauma in their background.

This session will be followed by a Q&A.


Date: Saturday, November 20, 12pm EST.

Cost: FREE


Past Webinars

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Social Media for Authors with Liselle Sambury

October 9, 2021 12:00 pm


This workshop will help Kid Lit authors decide which social media platforms to use and how to use social media to promote your writing. The workshop will explore how to avoid feeling overwhelmed, how to preserve your mental health, and how to be inclusive in your content.

This session will be followed by a Q&A.


Date: Saturday, October 9, 12pm EST.

Cost: FREE

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