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FOLD presents "Poets on the Body" featuring Cicely Belle Blain and Tenille K. Campbell

online May 08 08:00 pm

FOLD (The Festival of Literary Diversity) presents "Poets on the Body," a virtual reading and panel discussion featuring Cicely Belle Blain and Tenille K. Campbell, on May 8.

Poetry has a unique capacity to unite, change, and transform - to expose bits of wisdom that reach into our lives and change the marrow of our souls. In this new evening event, poets take turns reading poetry from their most recent collections - poems that explore the human form in its many manifestations, mind, body and soul within the context of race, disability and more. Turn up the volume or gaze at the captions. This beautiful and powerful event will breathe new life into what it means to move through the world in all of its complexity.

Other poets featured are Bardia Sinaee, Bunmi Laditan, Dominik Parisien, and Natasha Ramoutar.

Cicely Belle Blain's debut poetry book is Burning Sugar. Tenille K. Campbell's most recent poetry collection is nedi nezu (Good Medicine).

Saturday, May 8, 2021
8:00pm Eastern
An online event

FOLD events scheduled for May 1-15 are available via an all-access festival pass. The festival pass costs $39 and gives you access to a virtual festival platform, which includes an auditorium hosting forty virtual events, an exhibit hall with a live chat feature for communicating with vendors, and a lounge for engaging in discussions before and after events with other festival-goers.

For more information, including a link to register, click here.

Karleen Pendleton Jiminez launches The Street Belongs to Us with Another Story

online May 18 07:00 pm

Another Story Bookshop in Toronto and Arsenal Pulp Press present the virtual launch of The Street Belongs to Us, a new middle-grade novel by Karleen Pendleton Jiminez featuring illustrations by Gabrielle Godoy.

The event features a conversation with Martha Chaves.

The Street Belongs to Us has received great advance reviews, including in The Globe and Mail, which wrote: "Pendleton-Jimenez offers readers a powerful middle-grade novel that not only explores Mexican-American identity but movingly explores the complications of family relationships, friendships and gender identity."

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
7:00pm Eastern / 4:00pm Pacific
Live on Zoom

Register for the free event here

Purchase books from Another Story here.