Congratulations to 2009 Mentee Mayank Bhatt who has officially launched his first novel ‘Belief’! There is coverage of Mayank’s reading and journey in the Toronto Star and Metro newspapers. For more information click on this link: https://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2016/11/21/an-immigrant-security-guards-triumphant-homecoming.html
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Pratap Reddy first got involved with Diaspora Dialogues as a mentee back in 2008 as part of our (soon-to-be-relaunched) short form mentorship program. In 2012, he participated in our long form mentorship, writing and revising Weather Permitting and Other Stories, with the help of mentor Cynthia Holz . . .
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 mentoring program, focusing on the creation of long-form manuscripts and offering emerging writers an in-depth opportunity to hone their craft and prepare a book-length project for publication. Application deadline: October 31, 2014 . . .
DD’s inaugural Emerging Playwright’s Residency Program is currently under way. In partnership with select Toronto theatre companies and under the guidance of experienced dramaturges, emerging playwrights from diverse backgrounds will develop a full-length play over the course of one year, at the end of which there will be workshop readings of each playwright’s script at their respective host theatres . . .
Each year, we hold two sessions of writer’s residencies where we pair an established writer with a promising new writer. We invite writers who live in the GTA to apply and select the best applicants to be part of our free mentoring program . . .
They call it “the most wonderful time of the year,” and in honour of that we are offering a special on our TOK: Writing the New Torontoanthology series. Each title is specially marked at $5 or three for $10 . . .
Calling all writers, we are now accepting submissions to our mentoring program for the Spring session.
Do you have a complete or near-complete manuscript lying around or are you working on something you’re really excited about that you want to get off the ground? No need to look any further, we may be able to help!
DD offers a free mentoring program pairing aspiring authors with established writers to help ready a manuscript for publication . . .
Our recently-revamped mentorship program for culturally diverse emerging writers is now in its second session!
Whereas our original program mentored one short story or up to five poems, the new program focuses on mentoring and developing full-length manuscripts, including novels, short story collections and poetry . . .
We’re excited to announce the launch of Spur, Canada’s first national festival of politics, art and ideas. The festival is designed to engage Canadians in a feisty, cross-country search for ways forward on pressing issues.
Our first year will include Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver with more editions rolling out in 2014 . . .
Diaspora Dialogues is committed to programming events featuring diverse speakers, artists and intellectuals. We ensure that our events are easily accessible by providing free admission or an affordable ticket price. In order for us to continue to do this, we need your support!
DD has just established a charitable pooling account with Aeroplan, into which anyone can donate points without incurring transfer fees . . .