Diaspora Dialogues (DD) supports diverse writers to turn their craft into a career through mentorship, professional development and opportunities to publish and present their work.

This includes:

Long Form Mentoring Programs (Toronto and Canada-wide) which match emerging writers with established writer/mentors to hone craft and ready a full-length manuscript for publication over the course of six months. Finished manuscripts are submitted to Canadian publishing houses. These programs have the highest successful rate in the country for alumni getting published.

Short Form Mentoring Programs (Canada-wide), which enables emerging writers to receive feedback from a rotating writer-in-residence at Diaspora Dialogues over the course of a month.

DD Playwrights in Residence, which provides a six-month residency for an emerging playwright at theatre companies, including staged workshop readings

Professional Development and networking programs for writers who come through any of DD programs.

DD Multi-Disciplinary Performance Series, which produces 10-15 events each year in Toronto.

TOK Magazine, an online magazine that publishes fiercely honest and freshly original writing from our cities, and from around the world.

TOK Symposiums in Winnipeg, Ottawa and Toronto, two to three day events which include professional development workshops for emerging writers, industry mixers as well as public programming and podcast recordings.

Find out more about our core programs.