Toronto is a mecca for some established writers from the Caribbean and Africa. The Salon builds on the tradition of a collective writing experience. Be it a spark to get over writer’s block, movement from idea to conception, and/or the opportunity to write alongside established writers, The Salon is a program for writers, journalists, illustrators and authors to gather, create, co-create, collaborate and showcase works in progress and completed work. It is an event that offers writers the opportunity to workshop their stories and to network with publishers and other literary practitioners. The Literary Salon is funded and supported by the Toronto Arts Council.
Second Thursday of every month; 7 – 9pm. Admission: TBA
Author's Literary Salon
An ADBCC Literary Salon with Sandra Williams
An ADBCC Literary Salon with Angela Punky Stultz
Angela Punky Stultz shares insights into her literary work, “Signs and Wonders: Sojourn in the Inner-city”, a story of the challenges and successes that NGOs face in community development.
An ADBCC Literary Salon with Kamala-Jean Gopie
Jamaican-Canadian philanthropist and educator, Kamala-Jean Gopie, shares the story of the inception and growth of the Gopie Community School in Malawi.
An ADBCC Literary Salon with Eternity Martis
In her memoir, They Said This Would be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up, Martis eloquently reflects on her experience as a racialized undergraduate student at Western University in London, Ontario.
An ADBCC Literary Salon with Tessa McWatt
Critically acclaimed novelist, Tessa McWatt provides insight into the making of her memoir Shame on Me, that interrogates our ideas of race through the lens of her own multi-racial identity. Moderated by Dr. Alissa Trotz.
Anansi the Spider and Common Sense
Distinguished Jamaican-Canadian Storyteller, Sandra Whiting, shares an Anansi story about common sense.
Feasting with Palm-wine
Renowned Canadian storyteller, Dan Yashinsky, shares a folktale from the Cameroon.
Rachel Bardhun: Locked Without a Key
Rachel Barduhn shares a poem for the world during the COVID-19 Pandemic.