Muslim Literary Festival

Muslim Literary Festival
Contributed By: events coordinator
Organizing Institution: Muslim Literary Festival
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: June 8, 2024 (10:30am)
End Date: June 8, 2024 (6:00pm PDT)
Cost: CA$25 – CA$50
Centre for Social Innovation - Spadina – Toronto – Canada

Join us on June 8th for the first Muslim Literary Festival (MLF)! This inaugural event will launch a pathway for Muslim writers to learn about the publishing industry and connect with fellow writers & established professionals. Please arrive on time so that you can enjoy all of the exciting opportunities provided by MLF.



Who We Are:

Muslim Literary Festival is a not-for-profit organization that aims to cultivate and amplify the voices of marginalized Muslim writers in the literary world through community spaces, networking, workshops, and resources provided by industry professionals.

What We Do:

Our organization seeks to bridge the gap of exposure, resources, and opportunities between Muslim writers and the possibilities of their future writing careers through education, advocacy, and programs tailored to their specific needs.

Why It Matters:

In an often inequitable world, Muslims are routinely underrepresented in publishing spaces and overlooked for opportunities. We hope to create a community that fosters a sense of belonging for those individuals while equipping them with the tools necessary to navigate Islamophobic & xenophobic hurdles in the literary world.


  • Guest Check In & Morning Refreshments:10:30AM
  • Hello & Meet Cute (Speed Networking):11:00AM
  • From the End to the Beginning Panel:12:15PM
  • Lunch / Prayer Break:1:50PM
  • Pitch Perfection Workshop: 2:40PM
  • Creative Lab (Collaborative Hub) / Live Author Pitches: 4:10PM
  • Literary Expo / Live Author Pitches: 5:00PM

For the full program, click here.

*One (1) live author pitch is available as an add-on option when you purchase your ticket.

*Please note that CSI Spadina has limited access to parking. Try your best to ride share or take public transit.

*No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you cannot purchase a ticket or a Live Author Pitch session, please email [email protected] and we will be happy to accommodate you.

Note of Liability:

By attending and participating in this event, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

  • Assumption of Risk: Participation in the event may involve risks, including but not limited to bodily injury, disability, illness, death, or property damage or theft. You voluntarily assume all risks associated with attending the event.
  • Release of Liability: You release and discharge the event organizers, sponsors, hosts, and affiliates from any liability, claim, demand, action, and cause of action arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury that may occur during or as a result of your participation in the event.
  • Responsibility for Personal Property: You are solely responsible for your personal belongings and any items you bring to the event. The event organizers and hosts shall not be liable for any loss, theft, or damage to personal property.
  • Compliance with Rules and Regulations: You agree to comply with all rules, regulations, and instructions provided by the event organizers, hosts, and venue staff. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in removal from the event premises.
  • Photography and Recording: By attending the event, you consent to be photographed, filmed, or recorded for promotional and archival purposes. The event organizers reserve the right to use such media without further consent or compensation.
  • Medical Attention: In the event of a medical emergency, you authorize the event staff to seek medical assistance on your behalf. You acknowledge that the event organizers are not responsible for seeking medical assistance on your behalf but may do so on a best-efforts basis, and shall not be liable for any expenses incurred as a result of seeking such assistance.
  • Minors: Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who assumes full responsibility for the minor’s actions and safety throughout the event.
  • Cannabis Use: This is a cannabis-free event. Cannabis possession and use are not permitted on the premises or during the event.

By attending the event, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and voluntarily agreed to this liability disclaimer.

Centre for Social Innovation - Spadina
192 Spadina Avenue
Toronto , Ontario M5T 2C2 Canada
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