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The 2021 Festival of Literary Diversity will take place on an exciting new virtual platform which will feature forty events from May 1 – 15.
Participants will be able to view events live; they will also be able to
watch videos on-demand until May 30.


FREE SHIPPING on any FOLD 2021 Title! Details below in our FAQ.
Please quote FOLD 2021  in the order notes to access free shipping.
 

The Book List!

The Festival of Literary Diversity is known for their stellar list of speakers and this year is no exception. Check out the FOLD's Speaker Bio Page here! 
Festival Events Schedule

The Festival of Literary Diversity was founded in 2014 by author Jael Richardson.
In May 2016, the first
festival devoted to underrepresented authors and storytellers was presented in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Since then, the festival continues to provide an important space for writers from marginalized communities to discuss their craft and the challenges involved in creating stories that ask difficult questions, expose hard truths and push literary boundaries. 

Register today for an individual pass, a bundle of passes, or as a school group.
 
 
(All times in EST) - RECORDED SESSIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE FESTIVAL PLATFORM

Monday, May 3
 

12pm: PUBLISHING TRACK -- Navigating the Publishing Industry
2pm: PUBLISHING TRACK -- Decolonizing Editing
5pm: PANEL --  Writers on Hope and History
8pm: PANEL -- Writers on Loss and Grief


Tuesday, May 4
 
12pm: WORKSHOP -- Anti-Oppressive Copyediting with andrea bennett
2pm: SCHOOL GROUPS PANEL -- The Power and Possibility of Fiction
4pm: PANEL -- Writers on Danger and Uncertainty
8pm: PANEL -- Writers on Mystery and Magic
 
Wednesday, May 5
 
1pm: SCHOOL GROUPS  -- The Spoken Word Showcase
4pm: PANEL -- Lost in Translation
8pm: PANEL -- Writers on Truth and Curiosity


Thursday, May 6

2pm: SCHOOL GROUPS -- 
Behind the Story of Dwayne "DeRo" De Rosario
4pm: WORKSHOP -- Setting the Scene in Fiction
8pm: FEATURE  EVENT -- Made in Brampton


Friday, May 7

1pm: SCHOOL GROUPS -- 
The Illustrator Battle
5pm: PANEL -- Writers on the Beauty of Transformation
8pm: FEATURE EVENT -- The Translation Duel
 


Frequently Asked Questions
 

What’s in the FOLD Swag bag?
It’s a SURPRISE!! Each FOLD order will contain some mystery gifts courtesy of FOLD Canada.
Just make sure to write FOLD 2021 in your notes section of the online order and you will automatically receive the swag!


When I check out on your website I see a charge for local delivery or shipment. Why?
Our webstore is not set up to automatically discount shipping for FOLD 2021. You will see a
charge but don’t worry, we will remove all shipping charges from your order.

What methods of payment do you accept?
We take Visa and Mastercard online. Please DO NOT input a visa debit or mastercard debit card
– our webstore is not able process them. We can also accept payment via etransfer or paypal –
please indicate in the order notes that you would like to pay by etransfer or paypal – we will
contact you with the exact amount owing and payment details.

I’m trying to order FOLD books but it comes up as being on order or stock coming. Why?
We have tried our best to keep all FOLD 2021 books in stock. We may sell out of a few titles,
but will be rushing them in asap. Have no fear, they will be back in stock soon.

Do you ship outside of Canada?
Unfortunately we don’t ship outside Canada. Customers can connect with Bookshop.org for US
orders or Bookshop.uk for European orders.

Can I order books from your website that are not on the FOLD list and still get free shipping?
Yes of course! As long as there is one FOLD 2021 title in your order you can receive free
shipping. Just make sure to write FOLD 2021 in the additional notes.

I have ordered several books but only two are in stock. The rest are on order. Will I get the in-
stock books first?

If you have chosen curbside pickup we will contact you when the in stock books are ready for
pickup. You can pick them up right away or wait for your special order books to arrive.
If you have chosen local delivery or shipping we will wait for your whole order to arrive before
sending it.

I have a gift certificate. Can I use it for FOLD orders?
Yes you can! Please input the 4-digit gift certificate code in the notes section (it should start
with a 6 or 7) along with the FOLD 2021 code. If you owe us money (ie: if the gift certificate
does not cover the whole amount) please include a visa or mastercard number so that we can
charge you for the balance owing.
 
To become a monthly FOLD donor, visit The FOLD Foundation page at Canada Helps.