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Toronto Urban Book Expo Virtual Presentation Now Online

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TORONTO, ONT. (July 2020) - This year's Toronto Urban Book Expo will be presented as a series of virtual greetings, writings, and compositions from a selection of Canadian, American, Caribbean, and African-based writers. For the 6th occurrence of the Writer's Retreat & Conference, the writers took a moment to speak to their peers and share news about their upcoming projects.

Since 2014, the Toronto Urban Book Expo as been committed to providing a platform for published and independent authors to gain: professional development, skills/knowledge increase, international networking/support, audience growth/new readers, and also great entertainment and sightseeing in the city of Toronto coupled with positive vibes.

Nearly 100 writers have participated in the event since it's inception, with 40% of participants travelling to Toronto from across the U.S. Sponsored by the Toronto Arts Council, it has been an opportunity to share the words of Toronto's Black writing commun…

Kya Publishing Launches Caribbean-Canadian Communications Archive

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TORONTO, ONT. (July 2020) - Toronto publishing and communications company Kya Publishing has just launched their personal archive of Caribbean cultural communications and publications. In support of their "@CarnivalSpotlight" and "@JamaicanCanadianLove" blog outlets, the archives contain comprehensive listings of photo galleries, videos, and articles produced and composed in support of Caribbean-Canadian culture and artists.

The "@CarnivalSpotlight" blog was inspired by the Kya Publishing novel of the same name, and primarily focuses on Caribbean Carnival costumes, videos, and images in support of the culture in Toronto and abroad. Since 2016, the Instagram page has highlighted Toronto Carnival media, events and mas bands, in addition to images of artists, events, and carnivals around the globe. The @CarnivalSpotlight Archive features a list of carnival activities (including rare 1976 Caribana footage, recorded by the late father of founder Stacey Marie …