Festival events will run throughout the day and evening Friday to Sunday August 16-19, 2018. The final event is at 7:30 pm on Sunday, August 19. Check back in the new year to see the 2018 line-up of writers!

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An evening with Monique Gray Smith

Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at Chatelech Secondary School Admission is by donation. Monique Gray Smith is of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry. She is an award-winning author, storyteller, and consultant who travels the world to speak about reconciliation and resilience. Monique’s first novel, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, won the 2014 … Continue reading “An evening with Monique Gray Smith”

#diversecanlit Book Club

#diversecanlit Book Club with Jael Richardson Tuesday, November 7 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Sunshine Coast Arts Centre Perhaps you’ve heard Jael Richardson’s book recommendations on CBC Radio’s Q. This event will offer an opportunity to both recommend and learn about books written by a diverse range of authors. Share what you’ve been reading … Continue reading “#diversecanlit Book Club”

Organizational Development: Diversity and Inclusion

A workshop with Jael Richardson, Founder and Artistic Director of the Festival of Literary Diversity Monday, November 6 — 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden “Diversity is not a trend, mandate or a buzzword. It is the necessary next step for a global, forward-thinking culture.” (Jael Richardson) This workshop will look … Continue reading “Organizational Development: Diversity and Inclusion”