2017 Nuit Blanche: Poetry, Performance & Protest

Save the date! Diaspora Dialogues is back at Nuit Blanche this year! Join us on Saturday, September 30th starting at 7 p.m. at Victoria University, UofT. We’ll be right outside Emmanuel College. Our project, Poetry, Performance & Protest invites Nuit Blanche Toronto audiences to sit or stand (whatever’s comfortable!) and engage in a discussion about the multiple meanings and definitions of Canadian values . . .

Join Us At Word On The Street!

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 . . .

Good News!

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 . . .

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 . . .


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 . . .