Special Events

Throughout the year, the Festival hosts several special events. Subscribe to our email notification service, and we’ll let you know when updates are posted to this site.

#diversecanlit Book Club

Books by past festival authors

#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 and hear about the books others have discovered. This event is free! Questions? Please call the Festival office at 604-885-9631.

Jael Richardson is an author, playwright and the Founding Artistic Director of the Festival of Literary Diversity.

Organizational Development: Diversity and Inclusion

Jael Richardson

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 at how we can approach organizational development, capacity building, and Board and volunteer recruitment with a view to increasing diversity and ensuring our organizations are inclusive and reflect diverse communities. This workshop will be of interest to representatives of local non-profit societies and has been made possible through the support of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation. Fee: $30.

Register at www.share-there.com or by calling the Festival office at 604-885-9631.