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Webinars

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.

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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

Blue rectangular graphic with text: Mastering Dialogue with Sharon Bala. Register at thefoldcanada.org/acacademy. Literary Webinar Series. Saturday, March 9 at 12PM EST. Beside text is a headshot of a South Asian woman.

Mastering Dialogue with Sharon Bala

March 9, 2024 12:00 pm

Online

By parsing examples from literature, this workshop will go beyond the fundamentals to explore how dialogue can multi-task: convey speech, advance plot, reveal character, add atmosphere, and enhance setting.

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

This session will be followed by a Q&A.
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Blue rectangular graphic showcasing an Indo-Canadian Muslim woman, Nafiza Azad, the keynote speaker for the BUILDING FANTASTICAL WORLDS FOLD Academy session. Text at the bottom: Register at thefoldcanada.org/academy. Literary Webinar Series. Saturday, April 13, 12 pm EST. At the bottom is a Simon & Schuster logo.

Building Fantastical Worlds with Nafiza Azad

April 13, 2024 12:00 pm

Online

In this workshop, Teen Writer-in-Residence Nafiza Azad (author of Writing in Color, Road of the Lost, The Wild Ones, and The Candle and the Flame) deconstructs fictional worlds, identifies the essential components of fantasy and provides world-building wisdom for emerging and established writers.

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

This session will be followed by a Q&A.
Details

Past Webinars

Blue rectangular graphic showcasing a black man, TCspades, the keynote speaker for the SONGWRITING FOLD Academy session. Text at the bottom: Register at thefoldcanada.org/academy. Literary Webinar Series. Saturday, February 10, 12 pm EST.

Songwriting with TCspades

February 10, 2024 12:00 pm

Online

The career TC established was one that took a lot of lessons and first-hand experiences for TCspades. Tag along as he shares some tips and tricks behind his songwriting process. Primarily a Hip-Hop and R&B artist, TC has also written songs and verses for pop-leaning records, Female artists, and house records as well. This workshop will show you his approach to writing and the elements you can take for your own process.

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

This session will be followed by a Q&A.
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Blue rectangular graphic with white text: Writing Commercial Fiction with Kern Carter. Register at thefoldcanada.org/acacademy. Literary Webinar Series. Saturday, January 13, 2024. Beside text is an image of a black man.

Writing Commercial Fiction with Kern Carter

January 13, 2024 12:00 pm

Online

Storytelling is just one part of the equation when writing a novel. If you want publishers to buy into your book and if you want that book to sell, there are steps you can take to create a more commercial story. We will learn those steps in this workshop.

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

This session will be followed by a Q&A.
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