Turning The Page On Diversity In Canadian Literature

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Join us at our panel at the Feminist Art Conference where our panelists will be talking about diversity in Canadian Literature.

Our Panelists

Naoko Kumagai has a background in journalism, publicity, screenwriting, and filmmaking. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She is also a Room Magazine 2014 Writing Contest winner for her Creative Non-Fiction piece, “Everybody Out of the Pool”.

Léonicka Valcius is a Toronto-based publishing professional. She is the founder of DiverseCanLit, a growing online resource promoting equity and inclusion in Canadian publishing and literature. She is also the Chair of The Festival of Literary Diversity Foundation Board of Directors.

Catia Aguiar is a writer, poet, painter and social service worker. Catia’s writing focuses on her cultural identity, living with a mental illness and in dealing with patriarchy, queer-phobia and her own struggles with acceptance, self-love and belonging. Catia facilitates workshops and performs with an anti-oppressive
creative writing collective, Pages on Fire. In her free time, Catia can be found writing, painting and taking part in community events reflecting her passions.
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