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Whitney French

This Black History Month, the Toronto International Festival of Authors and Kuumba invite you to celebrate the release of Black Writers Matter, an anthology of African Canadian creative nonfiction featuring works from established and emerging writers.

Join editor Whitney French as she talks to contributors Scott Fraser, Simone Dalton, Angela Wright and Phillip Dwight Morgan about the importance of sharing Black narratives, the origins and personal significance of their respective pieces, and how each of their stories contributes to a nuanced understanding of the Black Canadian experience.

The founder and co-editor of From the Root Zine, Whitney French has been published in Descant Magazine, anthologized in The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry, and is the host and facilitator of the Writing While Black creative writing studio. Whitney lives in Toronto. | Instagram

Presented in partnership with
Toronto International Festival of Authors

TIFA Presents the Launch of Black Writers Matter


Registration for this event has reached capacity. Registrants are encouraged to sign in at least 15 minutes prior to start time to claim their seats. At that time, a limited number of rush seats will be made available on a first-come first-served basis.

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