Toronto Book Expo excites authors with Multi-Cultural Book Fair Concept
The Toronto Book Expo is coming back in 2020, touting a multi-cultural concept that has authors abuzz. Diversity has always been a fickle issue, no matter where you look. The Toronto Book Expo is celebrating literary works of diverse cultural backgrounds, and the whole literary community is here for it.
Authors and bookworms alike will be treated to three days of uninhibited literary celebration. The best part, perhaps, is the prioritization of diverse cultural works. It is often said that the only way to remove barriers between humans is to eliminate ignorance.
The presence of multicultural books and authors will have a lasting beneficial impact on the local literary community. In addition to this, it also gives authors the opportunity to share their culture with a broad audience that is there specifically to peruse multi-cultural works.
The multicultural approach is not something you often see in literary expos. Understandably, more recognizable work will be prioritized. However, the lack of literary events celebrating other cultures lends to the significantly lower amount of cultural diversity in the literary industry.
The Toronto Book Expo is taking a stride in saying that diversity is needed in the literary community. The statement is truly inspiring when you think about the fact that this could mean more culturally diverse works of literature.
Multi-cultural diversity in literature is a significant issue. It’s no secret that novels are one of the best mediums to get your point across a vast audience. Cultural ignorance is an incredibly real issue that needs to be addressed, and one of the best ways to do that is through books.
There are thousands of readers across every nation and with most schools requiring reading materials, it comes as no surprise that cultural diversity is slowly being tackled one book at a time.
Unfortunately, actual progress cannot be made if there is a significant amount of people who have no access to reading skills. Literacy is an issue that has been brought up multiple times before. Despite years passing by with the aim of illiteracy eradication in mind, there is still a considerable percentage of adults who remain unable to read and write.
The Toronto Book Expo aims to bring awareness to social literacy issues like the above-mentioned. There are multiple citizens across Canada who are unable to read or write despite being well into adolescence and adulthood.
It is essential to maintain high literacy levels in the community and to support those who are illiterate. A flourishing society cannot be attained if the community is not able to read their rights and write down their complaints.
It is no secret that the main foundation of a functioning and dynamic society is rooted in literature. Literature provides us with the knowledge and common sense to see the changes being made to our community and whether our actions are helping or damaging our way of life.
The Expo will be held for three days in three different venues across the Toronto area. Clear out your calendars because the Expo will be visiting the Second Student and Convention Centre at York University on March 19, 2020, from 10 AM to 8 PM. The Expo will move on to the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library on March 21, 2020, from 10 AM to 5 PM, and finally, Roy Thompson Hall—details are yet to be released to the public.
In true multicultural spirit, the organizers of the Toronto Book Expo are encouraging event-goers to join in a food dive. The food dive is essentially a potluck wherein you are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food donations or make a financial pledge or donation online.
Be a part of the multicultural literary event of the year and support literacy in all its forms. If you are an author or publisher who thinks your presence would benefit the Expo’s goal of diversity and literacy, reach out and apply to become a vendor now before it’s too late.
There are plenty of opportunities to waste. However, do not let the chance to diversify the literary community while supporting literacy in society pass. Who knows? The Toronto Book Expo might inspire a string of culturally diverse literary events in the future and spark a movement for effectively eradicating illiteracy in the community.