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Are you a BIPOC artist or writer with burning questions about:

  • the writing process

  • the publishing process

  • grant-writing

  • CV-writing

  • social media / self-promotion

  • organization / self-motivation

  • touring

  • performing


Ask Vivek! She’ll be happy to answer all your art / writing questions at

Queen Books – 914 Queen St. E (Toronto)

March 21, 2024 – 1-5pm

If you’re interested, please make an appointment on our eventbrite page here

(There are 8 appointment offerings and each appointment is 30 mins)

Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, TV, film, and fashion. A Canadian Screen Award winner, Vivek is the creator and writer of the new CBC Gem Original Series How to Fail as a Popstar. She has collaborated with musical icons Jann Arden, Peaches, and Jully Black, and was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. Her best-selling book I’m Afraid of Men was heralded by Vanity Fair as “cultural rocket fuel,” and she is the founder of the award-winning publishing imprint VS. Books, (featured on CBC‘s Canada Reads) which supports emerging BIPOC writers. Vivek has been a brand ambassador for MAC Cosmetics and Pantene, and she is a director on the board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation.

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