Our seminars, webinars and networking events provide safe, nurturing environments where our artists can speak freely about their work and broaden their professional network.
UPCOMING EVENT: 7 Things I Learned While Promoting During A Pandemic
February 12, 2021 12:30 pm
Join four-time author Farzana Doctor for a FREE workshop on using social media, finding influencers, creating and attracting people to your events, asking for help, working with a publicist and more. This workshop will be helpful to any writer working to increase their profile and especially for those with a book contract and who are thinking about how to promote a future book.SIGN UP NOW
UPCOMING EVENT: Beginners Guide to Goodreads: For Authors & Bloggers
January 12, 2021 12:30 pm
Goodreads can often be a confusing and even scary platform for authors and bloggers. If you’ve been told time and time again to create an account but have no idea where to start, this guide will get you up and running and ultimately enjoying the platform. Join Book Blogger, Writer and DD Marketing Assistant, Tiara Chutkhan as we explore the different ways authors and bloggers can utilize the Goodreads platform to their advantage.SIGN UP NOW
UPCOMING EVENT: Virtual Literary Walking Tour With Melanie Florence
December 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Canadian literature through camping! Join award-winning author, Melanie Florence, as she takes you through Algonquin Park, Canada’s oldest provincial park in a series of photos and memories. This tour will feature personal anecdotes as well as references and readings from various books that explore the park and nature. This workshop includes writing exercises so be prepared for some literary inspiration!SIGN UP NOW
ARCHIVED EVENT: Virtual Literary Walking Tour with Julia Zarankin
September 22, 2020 5:00 pm
Come explore Tommy Thompson Park, downtown Toronto’s hidden urban wilderness, with writer Julia Zarankin, and see how the park inspired the writing of her new book, Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder. Often referred to as the Leslie Street Spit, Tommy Thompson Park is home to approximately 300 bird species and a wide assortment of flora and fauna, alongside construction debris, from the park’s former life as a dumping ground. An exploration of the Tommy Thompson Park is, in fact, a study in the possibilities of regeneration and hope. This event was live and previously recorded. You can watch via the link below.SIGN UP NOW
ARCHIVED EVENT: A Cephalopography Celebration!
September 3, 2020 5:00 pm
Join poet, musician, and multi-media artist Rasiqra Revulva on a passionate plunge into the science, technology, and poetry of her debut collection Cephalopography 2.0! Featuring live poetry performance with real-time vocal augmentation, pre-recorded video poetry, interactive poetry puzzles, a supercut of poetry excerpts interpolated into music by glitch industrial duo The Databats; and a deep dive into the collection’s illustrative visual poem series, culminating in a demonstration of the glitch art process used to create these images. This event was live and previously recorded. You can watch via the link below.SIGN UP NOW
ARCHIVED EVENT: Blackhurst – Literary Walking tour with Lue Boileau
August 15, 2020 2:30 pm
Lue Boileau, a DD alum and writer of Black speculative fiction, will take participants on a tour of Black literary history of Bathurst, and then to the Lillian H. Smith Science Fiction Library at College & Spadina. This workshop will reference the work of many local Black historians, as well as oral storytelling, and will draw the connection between historiography and writing futurisms. This event was live and previously recorded. You can watch via the link below.SIGN UP NOW
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