Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch will appear at The 2023 Festival of Literary Diversity (The FOLD). The FOLD is Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and storytellers, held in historic downtown Brampton, ON. The FOLD provides one-of-a-kind events for kids and adults that engage readers, inspire writers, and empower educators by highlighting important and underrepresented voices.

Their festival occurs virtually (April 30 – May 3) and in person (May 4 – 7). Eli Tareq will appear virtually at their Disabled Futures event on May 2nd from 2-3pm. Registration is now open!

Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch is a writer living in Tio’tia:ke, author of knot body (Metatron Press 2020) and The Good Arabs (Metonymy Press 2021). The Good Arabs was granted the honorary mention for poetry by the Arab American Book Awards and won the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal. Their translation of Gabrielle Boulianne-Tremblay’s La fille d’elle-même is forthcoming Spring 2023. With co-editor Samia Marshy, they are editing El Ghourabaa, an anthology of queer and trans writing by Arab and Arabophone writers, forthcoming Spring 2024.