BLM Sudbury Reads!

Join our virtual events this summer!

This summer, we are launching Black Lives Matter Sudbury Reads, a literary series geared to increase awareness of Black Canadian authors in all genres.
We will introduce you to new and seasoned Black Canadian authors, as well as local BIPOC writers with stories that we know are not often heard within mainstream society. We want to showcase how important literacy is to the development of our community, and amplify how essential arts and creativity are to our well-being.
We hope that you will discover new works and be inspired to diversify your bookshelves.
Please register for the session(s) you are interested in attending using our registration form.

Four Virtual Events

June 26, 2021

  • 12 p.m. for children ages 5 to 8
  • 3 p.m. for children ages 9 to 14

We will be reading from the book Trailblazers: The Black Pioneers Who Have Shaped Canada by Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore.

July 22, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Join us for readings of poetry and short stories from The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry and other exciting works.

August 26, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Join us for readings of poetry and short stories from local authors, as well as, discussions around writing and literature.

If you are interested in participating as an author, please fill out our registration form.

September 20, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Follow along with us this summer as we read Gutter Child by Jael Richardson. Then, on September 20, join us for a discussion of the book with a special session with the author!

If you need help accessing a copy of the book, please reach out to us.

Help us create access to diversity in literature.

If you are able to, we would appreciate any amount you can donate to support our BLM Reads initiative. Your donations will go toward providing support to our authors and purchasing copies of books to provide to our community.