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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Living in the Hyphen

Indigenous Storytelling Writing & literature
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Toronto Public Library - Malvern Branch

Toronto, ON



Offered in English.


Are you a Black, Indigenous, and/or Person of Colour (BIPOC)? Are you an aspiring writer or someone who’s curious to explore the world of words? Do you want to share your story of living in between cultures?

Culture Days and Living Hyphen is bringing you Living in the Hyphen - a free writing workshop made for BIPOC individuals of all ages and writing levels. We’ll be exploring our hyphenated identities as individuals who call Canada home but who may have roots in different, often faraway places!

We’ve designed this workshop to be intimate, jam-packed with writing, and simply magical! We’ll give you writing prompts to spark your creativity and give time and space to share your story in a safe and positive environment.

We’ll have paper, pens, and a whole lot of encouragement! We’re only accepting 15 participants for this workshop so that we can leave lots of time for connection, attention, and listening! Be sure to register as soon as possible through the Malvern TPL branch by either calling 416-396-8970 or via email at [email protected].

No writing experience necessary.



Living Hyphen

Living Hyphen is a magazine that explores the experiences of hyphenated Canadians – individuals who call Canada home but with roots in different, often faraway places. Through short stories, photography, poetry and illustrations, Living Hyphen uncovers what it means to be a part of a diaspora in this country. Its inaugural issue includes contributions from artists and writers all across Canada hailing from 30+ ethnicities, religions, and Indigenous nations.

Living Hyphen’s aim is to reshape the mainstream and to turn up the volume on voices that often go unheard.


Malvern Branch


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Culture Days @ Toronto Public Library

Culture Days Toronto, ON

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