Jael Richardson


In-Person Writers

Jael Richardson is the founder and Executive Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) in Brampton, Ontario. Her debut novel, Gutter Child, won a Word Award and was a finalist for the Amazon First Novel Award and the White Pine Award. Her second picture book, Because You Are, was published in July 2022 and her newest children’s title The Hockey Jersey was released January 2023 as part of Scotiabank’s Hockey For All initiative. Richardson holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph and lives in Brampton, Ontario.


  • Beginnings |  10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Sunday Oct 22, 2023