Diaspora Dialogues is thrilled to be partnering with Word on the Street this June for the return of the Word on the Street book and magazine festival. We’ve put together two amazing panels celebrating the debut releases by alumni of our mentoring programs and discussing the importance of representative children’s literature.
Join Diaspora Dialogues Saturday, June 12th, 12-1pm, as we celebrate three stunning debut novels by alumni of our mentoring programs: Dawn Promislow, Wan (Freehand Books, May 1), Sheila Murray, Finding Edward (Cormorant, June 15) and Reema Patel, Such Big Dreams (Penguin Random House Canada, May 10). Moderated by journalist Aparita Bhandari. In partnership with Word On The Street Toronto.
Join Diaspora Dialogues as we explore the importance and value of representative children’s literature, and the opportunity and viability of #Kidlit as creative pursuit for writers. Sunday, June 12, 10am-11am, with Salma Hussain, The Secret Diary of Mona Hasan (Penguin Random House Canada, May 3), Catherine Hernandez, Where Do Your Feelings Live (Penguin Random House Canada, May 15) and Nadia Hohn. Moderated by author Derek Mascarenhas. In partnership with Word On The Street Toronto.