Diaspora Dialogues is proud to announce our presence at the second annual Camp Wavelength, Toronto’s only music festival to offer overnight camping! From August 19 to 21, come explore a huge array of musical acts, from indie rock to hypnotic psychedelic, on the beautiful Toronto Island at Artscape Gibraltar Point. Stay overnight and embrace the festival spirit for days on end as nonstop music plays all around you.
As part of the festival, Diaspora Dialogues is hosting a Literary Fortune Telling event where our very own wickedly talented writers will call upon the stars (of great books) to answer any burning questions you may have about the future. There will be crystal balls, tarot cards, and stories older than everyone in attendance – the perfect companion to the madness of a three-day music festival!
There will be delicious food and drinks available for purchase, as well as art installations and performances by creative artists from around the world such as Cloud Nothings, Operators and Young Galaxy, to name a few.
For more information and tickets, head on over to http://www.wavelengthmusic.ca/events/camp-wavelength/
Sheniz Janmohamed is an author, artist educator and spoken word artist. She has performed nationally and internationally for over 10 years and has been featured at various venues including the Jaipur Literature Festival, TedxYouth@Toronto, and the Aga Khan Museum. She is also the author of two collections of poetry: Bleeding Light (Mawenzi House, 2010) and Firesmoke (Mawenzi House, 2014). Sheniz facilitates creative writing workshops for writers of all ages and is a Mentor-Artist at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto. www.shenizjanmohamed.com
Ibi Kaslik is an internationally published novelist, freelance writer, editor and teacher. Her most recent novel, The Angel Riots, is a rock n’ roll comic-tragedy and was nominated for Ontario’s Trillium Award in 2009. Her first novel, Skinny, was a New York Times Bestseller, was nominated for the Best Young Adult novel of the year by the Canadian Library Association (2004), as well as the Borders’ Original Voices Award for Young Adult Novel (2006). Skinny has also been published in numerous countries. A native of Toronto, Ibi teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies and works as an arts educator. Ibi has helped write, mentor and publish award-winning books for Inhabit Media, an independent Arctic publisher, based in Iqaluit and Toronto. She has a Masters in English literature and Creative Writing from Concordia University and travels to the Arctic from time to time.
Alexandra Leggat is the author of novel The Incomparables, and the short story collections Animal, Meet Me in the Parking Lot, Pull Gently, Tear Here and a book of poems, This is me since yesterday. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, runs the publishing house Two Wolves Press and is at work on her new novel We Are Not The Fischers.
Andrea Thompson is a poet, novelist, teacher, activist and mentor who has read and performed her work at venues across North America and overseas for the past twenty-two years. Thompson is the co-editor of the anthology Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speak Out, the author of the poetry collection Eating the Seed, and creator of the Urban Music Award nominated CD, One. Thompson is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s MFA Creative Writing program, and currently teaches Spoken Word through the Ontario College of Art and Design Continuing Studies and Creative Writing through Workman Arts. Thompson has recently released her critically acclaimed debut novel, Over Our Heads with Inanna Publications. www.andreathompson.ca
Diaspora Dialogues is grateful to its supporters and funders who make events like this possible: