TORONTO URBAN BOOK EXPO

WRITER'S RETREAT & CONFERENCE


The Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) is a writer's retreat and conference where authors and publishers have the opportunity to communicate their projects, explore international networking opportunities, and participate in informative sessions with their peers, experts, and supporters in literature.

Surrounding the Emancipation Day long weekend in Toronto, Ontario, TUBE is open to all published and self-published writers. Our event has particularly resonated with guests from international cultural communities presenting Urban Fiction, African-American Fiction, Caribbean Fiction, Multicultural Literature, Motivational Texts, Autobiographies, and Diverse/Inclusive Children’s Books. ​Since 2014, we have proudly hosted nearly 100 writers/authors--
here's a list of how to stay connected with them and continue to support their work!


We welcome ALL writers to participate and ALL book lovers are welcome to attend this celebration of writers and literature!


Have questions about how you can get involved? Please contact us at tube@kyapublishing.com.



WORKSHOPS AND DISCUSSIONS

LIBERATION THROUGH LITERATURE

Kya Publishing has hosted workshops, panel discussions, and literary sessions during the Toronto Public Library's Black History Month programming, in support of authors, literature, and literacy:

​2013 - Defining Canadian Urban Fiction (Malvern)
2018 - Urban Fiction Writing Workshop (Malvern)
​2019 - Writing the Black Narrative (North York Central)
2020 - Writing Workshop (Albion) 

EVENTS

TUBE 2014 TUBE 2015 | TUBE 2016TUBE 2017 | TUBE 2018​ |  TUBE 2020 


REGISTRATION POSTPONED


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions, there will be changes to our programming this year. Please look out for updates in our newsletter, circulated the first Monday of each month. Be well :)