The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) is Canada’s first festival devoted to the work of marginalized and underrepresented authors and storytellers and takes place annually in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
As in-person events remain unsafe and social distancing regulations and travel restrictions remain in place across Canada, the FOLD planning team is preparing to deliver the festival on a unique virtual platform that will allow participants to gather, chat and view events for the entire month of May.
This year’s festival includes four exciting series in addition to our School Group Events: The Mood Series, the Writer’s Workshop Series, the Romance Track, and a special slate of Feature Events that includes interviews with authors like Eden Robinson, Ben Philippe, Trey Anthony, Nadine Matheson, Sonali Dev and more. Festival attendees will have access to panel conversations, writing workshops, publishing discussions, poetry events, a celebrity cooking show, and so much more.
A festival pass allows users to access forty live virtual events from May 1-15 on a virtual platform that includes opportunities to chat with other guests, vendors, and authors, as well as opportunities to earn fantastic book-ish products on the virtual Leaderboard.
Recordings from all of the festival events, including a special library of pre-recorded events from festival partners, will be available to watch and re-watch until the end of the month.
Registration for individuals or school groups begins on March 25, 2021. For more information on how to register, please visit link here.