July 03, 2019
What We Owe To One Another
In the immediate few weeks and months after the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) takes place in Brampton each May, I’m always struck by a strange feeling, something that’s equal parts euphoria, ...
May 14, 2018
ALL BOOKED UP: Go For a Ride with the Reading Line
We're excited to welcome you to the first part of a new series at Open Book, with a focus on reading series' of all kinds, all of which form an artistic patchwork that connects many, many members of the ...
June 15, 2017
Combatting Oppression With Community
Two months ago, I attended Fuel for Fire, a professional development conference for writers of colour, organized by the Ontario Arts Council. The event provided a venue for discussions about writing and ...
April 10, 2017
The FOLD 2017: Talking with Guest Author Scaachi Koul
The Festival of Literary Diversity (The FOLD) is the brainchild of author Jael Richardson, who founded the festival to celebrate diverse voices and stories in Canadian literature. Now in its second year, ...