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The Festival of Literary Diversity – PREVIEW EVENT: Writers on Place and Belonging
April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm$39
In this Mood Series event, a free preview event in partnership with Kitchener Public Library, three exciting new authors discuss novels that tackle notions of place, home and relationships with powerful and moving prose. What does it mean to belong to a place, and how has the pandemic altered our connection to those around us? Authors Francesca Ekwuyasi (Butter, Honey, Pig, Bread), Yara El-Ghadban (I am Ariel Sharon), and Sheung King (You Are Eating and Orange and You Are Naked) discuss the stories behind their incredible novels and the places they call home in a discussion that will leave you thinking about that ever-evolving question: Who am I and where do I belong?
The 2021 Festival of Literary Diversity will take place on an exciting new virtual platform which will feature forty events from May 1 – 15, 2021. Participants will be able to view events live; they will also be able to watch videos on-demand until May 30. The new virtual experience boasts an interactive Lounge, an Exhibit Hall and new festival features like a virtual leaderboard and live chat functionality between guests and with booth reps in the publishing industry.
Individual passes are $39. The first 100 festival registrants in Canada will also receive a special FOLD 2021 gift pack. This year, we’ve added an opportunity to bundle passes with our 5 for $175 option. Register for the festival by May 1 and receive 2000 points on the leaderboard.