Join us for another year at Camp Wavelength!

Diaspora Dialogues is returning to Camp Wavelength to kick off our first installment of DD in the Parks!  Turning to the stars (of great texts) to answer your burning questions, you can all get your palms read and fortunes told as Andrea Thompson, Jo Jefferson and Rasiqra Revulva borrow histories from some of the most revered literary tales around! Our Literary Fortune Telling takes place on August 19th and 20th from 1-4pm at Sherbourne Common . . .

Open Call! Manager for Marketing & Outreach

To support the expansion of our work, DD seeks a Marketing and Outreach Manager.  This is a contract position  (3 days per week), located in downtown Toronto, reporting directly to the President. RESPONSIBILITIES This position is responsible for publicity, marketing, design, web management and community outreach . . .

Rootless

Using a blend of physical theatre, shadow puppetry and projections, Rootless traces the path of a young woman cut off from the land she loves. As an outsider in her new home and facing loss, she travels through a world of dreams, djin, talking animals, a mermaid in the desert, and the moon to find solace . . .

Congratulations, Terri Favro!

Earlier this month, ECW Books published a second book, “Sputnik’s Children”, by Terri Favro from the 2011 short form mentorship. Since then it has been included on the CBC Books Spring Reading List: http://www.cbc.ca/books/2017/04/the-cbc-books-2017-spring-reading-list.html and was one of four books selected by Canadian Living as top picks for May: http://www.canadianliving.com/life-and-relationships/culture-and-entertainment/article/4-amazing-page-turners-that-celebrate-women There is a launch party on Thursday, May 4 from 7pm to 9 at Bar Italia: 582 College Street . . .

DD at Spur 2017

Diaspora Dialogues is pleased to announce it will co-present a few events at the 2017 Spur Toronto festival. We have also programmed a number of established and emerging poets and spoken word artists to open various panels . . .

The Joy of Curiosity

I am used to tight deadlines and working under pressure. I am also a complete workaholic. I think the playwright program will allow me to allocate more time to myself and my writing, and give me the space to wrestle with big ideas on and off the page . . .

The Nuances of Desire

Becoming a Diaspora Dialogues mentee and working with Shani Mootoo is a dream come true. In my creative writing training so far, I have often found myself stranded in classes and spaces that privileged white and straight perspectives . . .

Writing To Discovery

  The feedback I’ve gotten from my previous instructors is that I need to “step into” my pieces more deeply. With my mentor I want to learn how to set up great scenes but also ones that carry a depth of meaning . . .

Inch by Inch, Line by Line

The goal is to walk away with a final draft by the end of the program as such, to have my work reviewed by professionals in the industry is critical. Feedback on its creative and structural elements further improves my ability as a writer and the quality of my existing draft, through subsequent edits . . .