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Kya Publishing Partners with Donsdatter Ink for Fundraising Initiative

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TORONTO, ONT (July 2019) - Toronto publishing and communications company Kya Publishing has partnered with local screenprinter Donsdatter Ink for a new fundraising initiative in support of their Kya Keys Book Donation Program. Original products will be designed and sold at upcoming Kya Publishing events and vendor fairs for a flat rate of $20, with proceeds going towards the purchase of one book (per item).

Kya Keys was created to encourage a love for books through the donation of literary keys: providing access, potential solutions, and systems for solving issues through reading. In the past Kya Publishing has donated books to Ontario correctional facilities, as well as collected and donated children's reading material for Jamaican schools.
With this new initiative, the purchase of one item will support the donation of motivational and instructional self-help books (with a focus on Canadian and Urban Cultural content) to students in the Greater Toronto Area, or the donation of a…

Kya Publishing to Support the STAGES CANADA Reggae Artist Development Platform

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TORONTO, ONT (May 2019) - Kya Publishing has joined the Stages Canada team for their upcoming Jamaican showcase and related events, and will be providing promotional and communications support this season. The official Stages Canada media launch, scheduled to take place on Friday, May 31 at Margaritaville in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, will be the first of many productions as Stages continues new artist development in Canada and in Jamaica.

Stages has been one of Canada's premiere artist development platforms since 2015; along with sponsors VIBE 105.5fm and Fresh Start 4 Youth Services, the team has been gearing up for this moment for years.

"We were always getting requests from emerging artists in Jamaica to expand our platform here, and as a team we knew that there would be more than reggae in store," said Stages CEO Carrie Mullings, host of the weekly all-Canadian reggae music program "Rebel Vibez" on VIBE 105.5fm.

The media launch will feature Jamaican comedian Owe…

Kya Publishing to Participate in the Durham Caribbean Festival on June 29 at Pickering High School

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TORONTO, ONT (May 2019) - Toronto-based Publishing and Communications company Kya Publishing will be participating in the upcoming Durham Caribbean Festival, on Saturday, June 29th. The all day festival, taking place at Pickering High School (180 Church Street North, Ajax) will be a part of the official Durham Caribbean Week festivities, and is the largest Caribbean celebration in the Durham Region.

Featuring street performers, live entertainment, children's activities, a carnival parade, marketplace, and a special Caribbean Breakfast Party, the Festival will celebrate their 9th year in operation with free admission for all and an exciting cultural experience for the community to enjoy. At the new location this year, attendees will be able to take part in indoor and outdoor activities.

"Taking part in the Durham Caribbean Festival back in 2013 was an important experience for us, and we are happy to return for this year's special Caribbean Breakfast Party," said Kya P…

Kya Publishing Releases Special Anniversary Edition "Urban Toronto Tales" eBooks on Amazon Kindle

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TORONTO, ONT (April 2019) - Toronto-based publishing and communications company Kya Publishing has just released a special anniversary edition of  their Urban Toronto Tales collection. The nine novels and short story collections are now available online in e-book format with special new cover designs, through Amazon.com.

Written by Stacey Marie Robinson, the stories in the Urban Toronto Tales collection are a fictional documentation of life, love, and relationships in the urban Toronto city.

"I love Toronto and the people that live here, and my stories have always been dedicated to preserving the natural essence of life in Canada from a cultural perspective," said Robinson. "Kya Publishing's objective has always been to document, support, share, and encourage growth through urban fiction. The lives of my characters represent the young African and Caribbean descendants of this multicultural city, and it is my hope that this history will be authentically preserved th…

Kya Publishing Documents Toronto Caribbean Carnival Season to Encourage International Participation

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TORONTO, ONT (April 2019) - Toronto-based communications and publishing company Kya Publishing will be chronicling the masquerade bands, costumes, events, and arts surrounding Toronto's annual Carnival, taking place this year on Saturday, August 3. The parade, the pinnacle of the season's festivities, has attracted millions of participants, both local and international over its 52 years of production and presentation in the diverse Ontario city.

"We enjoy participating in and endorsing this festival, as it has always been a staple of summer arts and activity in Toronto," said Kya Publishing founder Stacey Marie Robinson. "From the band launches to the registration process, we hope to always play a part in promoting this local enterprise by helping interested patrons locate a designer, band, and events to support."

Kya Publishing's 2014 novel "Carnival Spotlight" is based on the Toronto Carnival experience--the Carnival arts industry in Toronto

Kya Publishing Adds Musical Literacy to Services

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TORONTO, ONT (January 2019) - Toronto-based communications and publishing company Kya Publishing has added Musical Literacy to their list of available services for 2019. Their 6-week course will teach students to read music and understand the basics of music theory.

The course will be available in person to students in the Scarborough/Toronto area, or delivered online via interactive video conference for one-hour sessions. Instruction will be personalized to the individual student, whether a child beginners or adult novice; all sessions will cover the same topics, based on the initial student assessment.

Concepts to be covered will include (but are not limited to) reading music, music history, understanding musical terminology, scales, rhythm, and the composition of the musical staff.

"Musical literacy is a great tool to have," said Kya Publishing founder, and music instructor Stacey Marie Robinson. "For instrumentalists, singers, DJs, performers, or music lovers, havi…

Toronto Urban Book Expo to Return in the Spring of 2020

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TORONTO, ONT (January 2019) - Kya Publishing's urban book fair, the Toronto Urban Book Expo, will return to the city in the Spring of 2020. The literary event, which began in 2014 in association with the Toronto Public Library, has since hosted nearly 100 independent and published writers, community organizations, and provided the opportunity for local book lovers to purchase original literature and meet with a range of authors from Toronto and across the U.S.

"We are committed to providing the best possible service for our participating writers as well as our book-loving patrons," said founder Stacey Marie Robinson. "Over the past five years we have collected data, feedback, recommendations, and aspirations from our participants, and are now dedicated to implementing improvements and brainstorming innovative ways to encourage literacy and increase independent book sales through the Book Expo."

While all writers are welcome to participate in the Toronto Urban …