Authors and Diaspora LIT Directors: Jael Richardson, Lisa D. Gray & IfeMichelle Gardin | S2E5

Canadian Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), Voices of Our Nation (VONA) Executive Directors and Authors on the significance of LIT of the Diaspora

Canadian Author, Activist, Speaker and Teacher, Executive Director and Founder of Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) Jael Richardson AND Writer, Social Justice Warrior and Executive Director of Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA) Lisa D. Gray in conversation with  Artivist and Elm City LITFest Founder IfeMichelle Gardin on the Power of LITerature of the African Diaspora.   We will also discuss Jael’s books.  The dystopian novel Gutter Child, the memoir THE STONE THROWER: A DAUGHTER’S LESSONS, A FATHER’S LIFE and The Stone Thrower children's book. 

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Jael Richardson


Jael Richardson is the author of The Stone Thrower, a book columnist on CBC’s q and the founder and Executive Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) in Brampton, Ontario. Her debut novel, Gutter Child was shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph and lives in Brampton, Ontario.

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Lisa Gray

Author + Executive Director, The Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation