Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) / The FOLD FoundationWebsite
Brampton, ON, Canada
The FOLD Foundation has changed the way festivals and literary organizations in Canada think about programming by establishing the Festival of Literary Diversity – Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and storytellers.
By providing unique opportunities that center underrepresented storytellers – emerging and established – the Festival of Literary Diversity has transformed Canada’s literary scene and continues to have an impact on programming around the world by providing a place where authors from marginalized communities speak as experts not only in the identities that impact their everyday lives, but as experts in the craft of writing.
Through social media, online activities, and in-person events hosted in one of Canada’s largest and most under-served communities, the FOLD continues to elevate incredible voices and challenge the systems that limit opportunities for underrepresented storytellers.