Jael Richardson has presented to audiences of all ages across Canada. We can’t wait to welcome her to our festival this September where she will be showcasing her latest book, Because You Are. This presentation will be a hit with our primary school (K-3) audience and will be available to meet fans at the autographing tent on Saturday from 11:45am – 12:00pm.

Jael is also the author of The Stone Thrower, a book columnist on CBC’s q, and the founder and Executive Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD). Her debut novel, Gutter Child, was shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award and is a finalist for the Forest of Reading White Pine Award. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph and lives in Brampton, Ontario.