A How-To on Book Reviews with Ardo Omer - The FOLD

A How-To on Book Reviews with Ardo Omer


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

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Ardo Omer has written for online platforms as a reviewer and critic for almost a decade. She’s been a judge for a few kids comics awards and is an advisor at the Canadian Comics Open Library.

Omer lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she serves as the Kids Coordinator for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD).

Upcoming Webinars

Blue and white graphic of a middle-aged Asian man with short dark hair, looking off to his left. He wears a dark blue button-up shirt and stands against a brick wall. White text says: HOLD ING ATTENTION IN THE SHORT STORY with Jack Wang. FOLD Academy Writing Webinar Series, Saturday February 12, 2022, 12pm EST.

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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