Diaspora Dialogues is delighted to partner with the Orpheus Choir of Toronto for their “Raising Her Voice” concert in 2018/19. In this exciting project that brings our proven mentorship model to a cross discipline enterprise, we will pair poets who have published in our programs, both mentors and mentees, with established and emerging composers chosen by Orpheus Choir to produce compositions for this concert celebrating International Women’s Day in 2019 . . .
The work-in-progress explores the complexities of the Chinese-Vietnamese-Canadian diaspora and its entanglements with language and loss, family and ancestry. These themes are fairly new in my body of work as an artist, and were first explored in my performance-based collaborations with my mother and sister two years ago . . .
Celebrate the holidays with a Diaspora Dialogues Collector’s Item! For only $50.00 you can own the entire seven-book TOK anthology and read original works by Nalo Hopkinson, Lawrence Hill, Emma Donoghue and many other great Canadian writers, plus the fiction and poetry of past Diaspora Dialogues mentees . . .
DD is extending the Long Form Mentorship deadline until November 5th! Don’t forget to submit! More information can be found under our “Programs” tab and “Mentoring” link. We can’t wait to read your submissions!
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Word On The Street is only a little over a week away! Diaspora Dialogues invites you to come down to the Harbourfront on September 24th from 11-1pm. Our segment Mapping Toronto: Stories From the Six celebrates this city’s diversity with readings and discussions that focus on different neighbourhoods throughout the GTA . . .
The submission deadline for the 2017 Short Form Mentorship Program has been extended to: Tuesday, September 5th! Don’t forget to email your short story or poems by 11:59 on that day! For more information visit our “Programs” section of the website . . .
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 . . .
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.
This position is responsible for publicity, marketing, design, web management and community outreach . . .