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The upside to Canada’s book festivals being driven online during COVID-19: every ticket is more accessible, despite geography. For the Nova Scotian writer who wants to hone their craft at Calgary’s When Words Collide or the B.C. librarian planning to bring their virtual reading club to Ontario’s Forest of Reading Festival, 2021 is the perfect opportunity to dip into events that aren’t usually just a click away. Here are seven festivals to stream this summer.
Montreal and Quebec’s only festival of its kind that brings authors of the Young Adult genre from across North America for a full day interactive event will take place this Sunday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gelber Conference Centre, 5151 Cote Ste. Catherine Road. Dubbed MTL YA FEST, the event is organized by Talya Pardo, director of the Norman Berman Children’s Library of the Jewish Public Library.