September 26, 10am EST: Diaspora Dialogues: In Conversation with Shayda Kafai and Amanda Leduc
Accessibility Information: Closed-captioning will be provided at this session.
The Word on the Street Toronto is a free literary festival; you can register online at https://toronto.thewordonthestreet.ca/.
September 24, 1pm EST: KWF Masterclass: Building Earths and Bending Genres: World-Building
September 25, 5:00pm EST: Fantastic Figures: the Magic in All Bodies. With Therese Estacion and Erin Ball.
Accessibility Information: The 2021 Kingston Writers Fest will take place over Zoom. Closed-captioning will be provided at all sessions.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the festival website.
September 25, 3:30pm PST: Diversity and Disability: Building Imaginary Worlds to Confront Issues of Social Justice. With Jael Richardson and Adelle Purdham.
Accessibility Information: The 2021 WORD Vancouver festival will take place online. All sessions will be close-captioned.
For more information and to purchase festival tickets, please visit their website.
I will be speaking about ableism in language and storytelling, and looking at how editors can integrate awareness of this into their work practice.
May 3, 8pm EST: Writers on Loss and Grief, with Therese Estacion, Amanda Leduc, and Kimiko Tobimatsu in conversation with Tanya Boteju.
Accessibility Information: All FOLD 2021 sessions will be close-captioned. The virtual platform for this year’s festival also includes additional accessibility features like text resizing, colour contrast, and screen reader capabilities.
All-access festival passes are $39 and can be purchased at thefoldcanada.org/register.
April 21, 7pm EST: Fairy Tales Retold: Amanda Leduc in conversation with Vanessa Moeller.
April 22, 4:30pm EST: When Nature Reclaims: Amanda Leduc and Pablo Strauss in conversation with Carole Chan.
Accessibility Information: The 2021 Frye Festival will be broadcast free on YouTube at @FryeMoncton. Closed captions are available through YouTube.
I’ll be appearing as part of this year’s gritLIT–Hamilton’s own literary festival. In 2021, gritLIT will take place entirely online.
Saturday April 17, 3:30pm EST: The End of the World As We Know It, with Premee Mohamed and Alessandra Naccarato.
Sunday, April 18, 3:30pm EST: Drafts & Drafts, with Gary Barwin, Jane Christmas, Denise Davy, Krista Foss, Dallas Hunt, Pasha Malla, and Brent van Staalduinen.
Accessibility Information: gritLIT 2021 will take place online via Zoom. Panels will have closed-captioning.
Accessibility Info: This is a free online event. Further accessibility information to come.