TOK Toronto: 2020 Lineup

Due to the great success of our 2019 TOK symposiums, Diaspora Dialogues is proud to be bringing back a new lineup of conversations for TOK Toronto 2020 in partnership with Word On The Street. We’ll be kicking off conversations with Sarena Parmer, Andrew Puper, Saleema Nawaz, Faye Guenther, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Sheung-King, Francesca Ekwuyasi and Canisia Lubrin . . .

TOK Toronto 2020: We’ve gone virtual

Last year we experienced such incredible success with TOK Toronto and TOK Winnipeg 2019 we are ecstatic to bring our Toronto branch back again this fall, completely online! This year we are excited to partner again with Word On The Street and co-host virtual conversations for Words Across Canada We’ll be kicking off conversations with Sarena Parmer, Andrew Puper, Saleema Nawaz, Faye Guenther, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Sheung-King, Francesca Ekwuyasi and Canisia Lubrin . . .

Jotting A Draft

As an emerging writer, I am very grateful to have this opportunity to receive editorial feedback and professional advice. I am particularly excited to be working with Sonnet L’Abbé. Sonnet’s approach to ethics and poetics has been a foundational influence for me, so her insights and guidance will be invaluable.   . . .

The Haunting of Inspiration

A mentor is a combination of patient teacher and great psychologist. They don’t just say, “Good, keep going”, they tell you what needs work, they answer craft questions, and they pay attention to your neuroses. I expect being mentored will feel like giving my work its strongest ally . . .

Understanding The Craft

I’ve been working on this novel for over five years in what has largely been a solitary pursuit so to have the opportunity to work one-on-one with my mentor, Melanie, is a very welcome development! I am certain that Melanie’s expertise and the support of Diaspora Dialogues will have a tremendous benefit on my understanding of both the craft and business of writing . . .

TOK Toronto: Three Day Symposium

With successful pilot symposiums in Winnipeg and Ottawa, Diaspora Dialogues is launching TOK Toronto. Join us in our hometown for a three-day symposium dedicated for writers and readers On September 20 – 22, 2019. TOK, the digital magazine of Diaspora Dialogues, publishes fiercely honest, freshly original writing from our cities, and from around the world . . .