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Posted: Oct 8th, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

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Nicolas Billon

Shifting Gears

Dear Open Bookers, It’s a pleasure to be this month’s Writer-in-Residence.
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Posted: Sep 30th, 2014 @ 08:08 AM

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Sandra Ridley

Eppur si muove/and yet it moves

Eppur si muove. And yet it moves. This is what Galileo supposedly said, speaking of the earth, upon being found guilty of heresy in 1633 for promoting the Copernican model of heliocentricity.
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Posted: Sep 19th, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Upcoming Appearances

None listed on Open Book: Toronto

John Oughton

Nik Beat, Dead at 58

Nik Beat, a well-known figure in Toronto's music and literary scenes, died yesterday at 58. His given name was Michael Barry, but his chosen name reflected his hipster stance and determination to avoid conformity.

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Posted: Sep 30th, 2007 @ 01:13 PM

Todd Babiak

Goodbye, Toronto, Goodbye

Every writer in the provinces wants to be in Toronto. I cannot live in Toronto, of course, because I have no money and I am scared of smog.

Posted: Jun 7th, 2009 @ 08:20 PM

Gregory Betts

Posted: Oct 8th, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

Nicolas Billon

Shifting Gears

Dear Open Bookers, It’s a pleasure to be this month’s Writer-in-Residence.

Posted: Feb 27th, 2008 @ 07:19 PM

Rick Blechta

Finding Home

Most of us have known him only as a writer of police procedurals. As a matter of fact, Eric Wright is one of the grand old men of Canadian crime fiction.

Posted: Jan 30th, 2012 @ 01:13 PM

John Brady

Against the grain: networking Yogi Berra, Vaclav Havel, a liking for trouble.

Murphy’s Laws have no statute of limitations. If there is no Murphy’s Law to fit the situation that crashes over you, it’s an easy matter to write a new Murphy’s Law. This I do regularly.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2008 @ 11:11 AM

Barry Callaghan

Everything changes. Nothing changes. (part four)

Continued from Everything changes. Nothing changes. (part three). Final blog.... So what is the point? Well, not long ago a man...an icon, a legend, a very special figure in the world of Canadian writing, died.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 @ 11:23 PM

Edward Carson

A Poem is Disruption: Reading it Brings a Measure of Order

When a poem is written and then read, it moves both away from and toward the reader, and the mind follows, converting the free flow of reading to the linguistic equivalent of Cubism; its sounds and shapes rearrange and reintegrate

Posted: May 1st, 2010 @ 01:01 AM

Marta Chudolinska

Free Comic Book Day Cometh!

Hello Open Book Toronto and the internet at large! I am happy to kick off my bout/gout as Open Book's latest writer in residence by informing you about one of the world's most important events: May 1st...

Posted: Nov 27th, 2007 @ 06:18 PM

Lynn Coady

Harlan Ellison is my hero

Do you remember some rap song from a few years back, the refrain of which was a lilting female voice asking: "Where's my money?

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010 @ 04:16 PM

Joey Comeau

"Try it before you buy it," as a book publishing model?

I have a new book out called Bible Camp Bloodbath, and I published it using a print on demand service.

Posted: Jul 2nd, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

The Great Canadian Writer's Craft

The Great Canadian Writer's Craft Interview: Paul Dutton

This spring, students from Malvern Collegiate Institute's Writer's Craft class conducted interviews with Canadian poets as part of a class project.

Posted: Apr 12th, 2011 @ 03:15 PM

Adebe D.A.

Hanging Out with Lawrence Hill and Wayde Compton at the GritLit Festival

There I was, sitting in the sunlit dining room of the mixed-race, best-selling author (multiple use of hyphens not intended) of The Book of Negroes, when a sense of uncanny serendipity fell upon me.

Posted: May 31st, 2009 @ 02:14 PM

Ian Daffern

Whazamo! Profiles: Eric Kim

Name: Eric Kim Hometown: Toronto Website: http://www.inkskratch.com Role: Comic artist, illustrator, co-creator, aspiring creator Latest Work: Most recent was The Sidesteppers for Owl Magazine.

Posted: Jun 18th, 2009 @ 10:10 AM

Nitin Deckha

The benefits of literary festivals: A critique of Kriti

I had the opportunity to partake on a multiple levels at the 2009 Desilit Kriti festival of South Asian literature and arts in Chicago last weekend (June 11-14) http://www.desilit.org/kriti.php.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Barry Dempster

TIMELESSNESS

Over the course of the WIR experience, I’ve often used my morning writing time to work on that day’s blog. This is sacred time when I shut the door on all distractions, from phone calls to my cat Iris Belle’s whimpers.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2013 @ 11:23 PM

Adam Dickinson

ANATOMIC

Now that The Polymers has been published and launched, I am currently working on a new and related poetry project, one that also explores the intersection between poetry and chemistry.

Posted: Nov 2nd, 2011 @ 11:11 AM

Farzana Doctor

Canadian Bookshelf Interview: an adventure in Trinity-Bellwoods Park

I recently had the wonderful good luck to spend a late-summer afternoon with Julie Wilson, from Canadian Bookshelf.

Posted: Oct 6th, 2008 @ 12:12 PM

Chris Eaton

Something I found funny today

Reinforcing how Nitin has started his month of residency here with a much more intellectual approach than my own, I felt strangely compelled to return for at least one more blog just to post this link to a skit on Saturday Night L

Posted: Mar 31st, 2008 @ 05:17 PM

Deborah Ellis

last entry

This will be my last entry for the Writer in Residence blog. It's been a good experience and I'm very lucky to have had this forum.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2013 @ 09:21 PM

Andrew Faulkner

Magazines! An interview with Emily Keeler, Jeremy Hanson-Finger and Tyler Willis

It’s my last few hours as Open Book’s Writer in Residence and I’m going out with a bang. This is an interview with three Toronto-based magazine publishers about being Toronto-based magazine publishers.

Posted: Nov 30th, 2013 @ 05:17 PM

Kim Firmston

All Is Revealed

This is my last blog as Writer in Residence for Open Book Toronto. That's kind of sad. So as I exit the stage I thought I'd give all of you a chance to get to know me better.

Posted: Mar 7th, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

C.B. Forrest

Boxing legend Chuvalo punches out his life story: wins, losses, and knockouts

When I was fourteen, an entire wall of my bedroom was plastered with glossy centerfolds.

Posted: Oct 30th, 2013 @ 03:15 PM

Stacey May Fowles

Self Care, Or Being More Honest About How Awful It Can Be

A few days ago, a friend joked with me on Twitter that the words “SELF CARE” would make fantastic knuckle tattoos. I may have actually considered the idea for a second. (But I promise, just for a second.)

Posted: Dec 16th, 2012 @ 12:12 PM

David Groulx

LRC Themed Issues

The Literary Review of Canada recently announced that beginning in the new year, their submission policy will be of themed issues. Some of these themes will be poems on the elements—e.g.

Posted: Jul 31st, 2014 @ 05:17 PM

Brecken Hancock

Few permanent wounds

By far the great majority of the people who go through even the severest depression survive it, and live ever afterward at least as happily as their unaffilicted counterparts.

Posted: May 12th, 2009 @ 07:19 PM

Clayton Hanmer

CTON does TCAF

This past weekend was the comic event of the year in Toronto in terms of the type of comics I prefer.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2011 @ 09:09 AM

Amy Lavender Harris

Doug Ford's reading List

Ever since Toronto Councillor and Mayoral advisor Doug Ford's humiliating revelation of the seemingly boundless extent of his illiteracy, the city has resonated with condemnation and ridicule.

Posted: May 28th, 2008 @ 10:10 AM

Alexander Herman, Paul Matthews and Andrew Feindel

On Copyright

In an op-ed in the Books section of last weekend's Globe and Mail, John Degen, the head of the Professional Writers Association, argued that the panic over copyright in Canada is a false one.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2011 @ 09:09 AM

Angela Hibbs

"ducks, cottonwood trees, soap opera ladies, storms and lost yelps" in conversation with Winterkill author, Catherine Graham

Catherine Graham is the author of four acclaimed poetry collections: The Watch and the poetry trilogy Pupa, The Red Element and Winterkill http://www.insomniacpress.com/title.php?id=978-1-897415-32-0 Vice President of Project Boo

Posted: Nov 26th, 2009 @ 11:23 PM

Dalton Higgins

Sleeping With The Enemy

In one of Spike Lee's most enduring films, Do The Right Thing, one of the questions at the end of the film is whether Mookie 'does the right thing' when he throws the garbage can through the window, because he feels

Posted: Dec 29th, 2007 @ 04:16 PM

Anne Hines

Starts and Stops ( In which popping the cork leads me to reflect on kicking the can)

We’re counting down the days until New Year’s Eve. Soon the whole world will be celebrating, making merry and dancing in the streets.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 @ 11:11 AM

Ava Homa

Author's Note on Writing Lullaby

May 9, 2010 was going to be a happy day: I had time to write another cover letter for yet another job that was not my forte, not being an author, before I dressed up for a party, to be ready to be picked up by my fiancé… It was

Posted: May 31st, 2012 @ 09:09 AM

Susan Hughes

Giving Back: A Chat with Kathy Stinson

On this, my last day as writer-in-residence of Open Book Toronto, I’d like to say thanks for checking in throughout the month to read my chats with many of the people who sparkle within the world of children’s publishing.

Posted: May 30th, 2013 @ 06:18 PM

Ann Ireland

Ann Says "Farewell".

ANN SAYS ‘FAREWELL’. Now it’s time to say goodbye To all our Company..... This is my final blog, more of a blogette. Maybe you enjoyed reading some of teensy essays.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2012 @ 08:20 PM

Sheniz Janmohamed

Bringing Literature Home

As a child, the library was my haven. A space where I could quietly read and let my imagination run free.

Posted: Aug 13th, 2013 @ 06:18 PM

Michael Januska

WORK IT, WRITERS!

This past weekend I had the privilege and the pleasure of visiting my hometown, Windsor, on another trip to promote Riverside Drive. Here are some highlights:

Posted: Sep 27th, 2011 @ 09:09 AM

P.S. Jevanael

TETHERED ROMANCE - New Novel Sample

My novel TETHERED ROMANCE has been one that has been hugely anticipated. I've spoken about it before, but I'll just recap.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2010 @ 03:15 PM

Amy Jones

Favourite Short Stories

It's super rare that I ever feel like writing about writing instead of actually writing (yeah, that's a lot of writings).

Posted: Dec 31st, 2008 @ 10:10 AM

Kathy Kacer

Saying good-bye!

Time to sign off, folks. I must say, I’ve loved every minute of this gig – enjoyed the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas about the writing world, particularly from the Y.A. perspective.

Posted: Nov 16th, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Welwyn Wilton Katz

Battle of the Blades

Just voted my possible ten times for Battle of the Blades. I couldn't vote for just one pair.

Posted: Jul 7th, 2009 @ 12:12 PM

Lauren Kirshner

Q & A with Poet Michael Lista

A few days ago I met poet Michael Lista at the Cafe Diplomatico on College Street, where we talked, among other things, about Canadian poetry, Bloom, his soon-to-be-published debut from The House of Anansi Press, and a preview of

Posted: Oct 17th, 2010 @ 09:09 AM

Pj Kwong

A Book Launch Tale - Taking The Ice - Success Stories from the World of Canadian Figure Skating

Well...although it was 2 weeks ago, it feels like the launch was just yesterday for my first book Taking the Ice - Success Stories from The World of Canadian Figure Skating. (www.takingtheice.com)

Posted: Mar 25th, 2011 @ 10:10 AM

Jeff Latosik

Entry 7: James Langer and Joshua Trotter

Joshua Trotter Books: All This Could Be Yours (Biblioasis, 2010) Cred: Widespread publication.

Posted: Dec 31st, 2013 @ 08:08 AM

Elizabeth MacLeod

Happy Hogmanay

And Another Thing … If cosmetics queen Elizabeth Arden were still alive, she would be 135 years old today — and probably still looking fabulous.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2012 @ 12:12 PM

Stacey Madden

CanFic Crash-Ups

A CanFic crash-up is an experiment in which the first and last lines of a given work of Canadian fiction are put side by side. The effect can be extraordinary.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2012 @ 11:11 AM

Pasha Malla

The last post

Here's a good list of 100 great novels. I'm not sure about "the best" -- two Dostoevsky titles, but no Brothers Karamazov, WTF?

Posted: Jan 30th, 2009 @ 01:13 PM

Dennis McCloskey

Everyday Heroes

By Dennis McCloskey In a discussion of the concept of heroism, the late U.S. President, Ronald Reagan, said he had read a report that indicated John Wayne was the last American hero.

Posted: Sep 30th, 2009 @ 01:13 PM

Jacob McArthur Mooney

Last Post: Good Things in October

Whereas today is the last day of September, it also marks the end of our time together. Sad, I know. All good things and whatnot.

Posted: Oct 28th, 2013 @ 08:20 PM

Pamela Mordecai

A response to Ann Elizabeth Carson's WE ALL BECOME STORIES, Blue Denim Press, 2013

Ann Elizabeth Carson’s WE ALL BECOME STORIES is a generous book.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Kim Moritsugu

A month in the life of the launching author

Today marks one month since May 31, the official publication date of my new novel The Oakdale Dinner Club, and one month since I started my residency here at Open Book Toronto. Within the month of June, I: - wrote and posted

Posted: Aug 20th, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

John Moss

Scenes of the Crime

Scenes of the Crime It’s been a week now since the annual Wolfe Island Mystery Lover’s Festival, Scene of the Crime. This was my second go at it, the first as a speaker, panelist, and honoured guest.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

Evan Munday

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye

This marks my last post as Open Book Toronto's writer-in-residence, and I want to thank everyone for their support this past month.

Posted: Dec 31st, 2012 @ 11:11 AM

Sachiko Murakami

Literary Holiday Parties: Jack Kirchoff and Robert Dayton, The Canadian Romantic

What? It's NYE? I guess this is my last OBT post, then. OMG. WTF. ETC. I've had a lot of fun blogging here this month. Thanks for reading!

Posted: Mar 23rd, 2012 @ 04:16 PM

George Murray

The Questionless Books Interview: Poet and Filmmaker David Seymour

In The Questionless Books Interview, I get a whole bunch of books people (from authors to editors to publishers to sales / publicity / production people, booksellers, designers, librarians, readers, etc) to "answer" a se

Posted: Mar 31st, 2009 @ 10:22 PM

Sheree-Lee Olson

‘IN FINLAND, LIBRARIES ARE HOLY PLACES’

It’s spring, and I am not thinking of Paris, or New York, or Barcelona. I am longing for Turku. Turku is Finland’s southern port city, across the Baltic from Stockholm.

Posted: Sep 19th, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

John Oughton

Nik Beat, Dead at 58

Nik Beat, a well-known figure in Toronto's music and literary scenes, died yesterday at 58. His given name was Michael Barry, but his chosen name reflected his hipster stance and determination to avoid conformity.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2011 @ 08:08 AM

Dorothy Ellen Palmer

The Last Post

It’s hard to believe that the entire month of October has gone by and this is my last post as Open Book Writer in Residence!

Posted: Apr 12th, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

Brian Panhuyzen

Oh, Suspense!

In some literary circles, "suspense" is a bad word.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2013 @ 02:14 PM

Basil Papademos

When Trouble Comes Looking for You...

A World of Villon... http://basilpapademoswriting.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-world-of-villon.html Not a Footprint in Sight.. http://basilpapademoswriting.blogspot.com/2013/02/not-footprint-in-sight.html Of Erotic Lit, Mommy Bl

Posted: Dec 24th, 2009 @ 10:22 PM

Marianne Paul

Looking for the Miraculous

I haven’t seen an angel in a water spot on my ceiling, or the Virgin Mary in the shape of a potato, or the face of Jesus on a scorch mark on the bottom of my iron, or the Son of God in the lines and wrinkles of a cinnamon bun.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2010 @ 11:23 PM

Shane Peacock

The Best Job Ever

During Q&As, I'm often asked why I became a writer. My favourite answer is that I did it because I didn't want to have a job.

Posted: Jun 17th, 2013 @ 12:12 PM

Alessandro Porco

Beach Reading with Elizabeth Bachinsky

These last few weeks, I’ve been sitting in my Tommy Bahamma chair on the beach in Wilmington, North Carolina, reading through Elizabeth Bachinsky’s The Hottest Summer in Recorded History (Nightwood, 2013).

Posted: Feb 4th, 2011 @ 06:06 AM

Kate Pullinger

First Person Narrators

I’m currently reading ‘Lemon’ by Cordelia Strube (Coach House Books) and this has lead me to think about the perils and pleasures of first person narratives.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2008 @ 09:09 AM

Corey Redekop

Is this the end?

Yup. My tenure as January's Writer-in-Residence has come to its inevitable conclusion. A friend suggested that I end on something controversial to get people talking, but that's not me.

Posted: Sep 30th, 2014 @ 08:08 AM

Sandra Ridley

Eppur si muove/and yet it moves

Eppur si muove. And yet it moves. This is what Galileo supposedly said, speaking of the earth, upon being found guilty of heresy in 1633 for promoting the Copernican model of heliocentricity.

Posted: Jun 11th, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Linda Rogers

REVENGE OF THE NERD

The nerd wore his pants up around his armpits and he tucked his polyester shirt into his underpants. He combed his hair with his mother's spit. He could add six columns but he didn't count. He wrote bad poems th

Posted: Oct 31st, 2009 @ 09:21 PM

Damian Rogers

Dance of the Last Shaker: A Short Film

Well, this is my last post and I wanted to use it to highlight the short film my friends Rebecca Mendoza and Chris Murphy made using two of my poems.

Posted: Dec 24th, 2010 @ 06:18 PM

Jeffrey Round

IMAGINING PEACE

In David Bergen’s Giller Prize-nominated The Matter With Morris, from HarperCollins, a man named Morris Schutt is having a hard time holding on to reality. At the heart of it lies the death of Morris’s son in Afghanistan.

Posted: Apr 26th, 2009 @ 02:02 AM

Michael Rubenfeld

Rational Irrational.

At this point, its all just gobble-dee-gook. I'm writing this blog but I'm not sure what I'm trying or even need to say.

Posted: Mar 27th, 2013 @ 10:22 PM

Elizabeth Ruth

Ever Wonder What Our Children Think about Toronto? (I do, so I asked. Perhaps the mayor should take note)

QUESTION #1: What's the best thing about your city, Toronto? That there's not a lot of pollution. (Sara, age 6) Toronto has more hardware stores than some other cities.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 @ 02:14 PM

Devyani Saltzman

The New Yorker at Luminato

As part of Luminato 2011, we’re excited to partner with The New Yorker on a series of literary events over two days of the festival. As the Middle East enters a new chapter, David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, will lead a

Posted: Aug 31st, 2008 @ 08:20 PM

John Scully

Eight is Enuff!!

Cottagers and tourists can take a hike, not into nearby Algonquin Park where terrorists disguised as bears and moose will surely lurk, but back to their homes in the city.

Posted: Sep 29th, 2013 @ 07:19 PM

Victoria Sedova

TRANSLATING CANADIAN LITERATURE: AN INTERVIEW WITH FRASER SUTHERLAND

In this interview, I am talking with Fraser Sutherland from Toronto about his experience with translation projects.

Posted: Jul 11th, 2014 @ 10:22 PM

Karen Shenfeld

Riffs and Rants: Joseph Maviglia Chats About His New Book: Critics Who Know Jack (Urban Myths, Media and Rock and Roll).

Years before we met one another, I had spied poet and singer/songwriter Joseph Maviglia hanging out at the original Bar Italia on College Street in Toronto’s Little Italy.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2010 @ 10:22 PM

Emil Sher

A Loss for Words

Sometimes, a passing comment sticks like a burr. Recently, I bumped into Ralph and his dog as I was walking mine. Ralph’s son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter had visited from out of town.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2012 @ 10:22 PM

Erin Shields

O Canada

O Canada My home and native land. Your leaves are falling and people are crawling back into their houses again. The days are getting darker, the nights are growing colder and Christmas has begun its’ abrupt commercial invas

Posted: Jun 15th, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Shaun Smith

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD Cuts Today marks the last Sunday Sundries and final installment of its sister column on Open Book Ontario, Fiction Craft. Thanks for reading. Parasites Ha ha!

Posted: Jul 30th, 2008 @ 08:20 PM

Beverley Stone

THE WALLFLOWER CONFESSIONS

16. The Secret to Living the Writing Life (and no, its not booze) I think, based on my limited experience to date, that the secret is patience -- many levels of patience.

Posted: Jul 17th, 2011 @ 07:07 AM

Fraser Sutherland

HOSPITALITY SUITE

I have fond memories of the International Festival of Authors’ hospitality suite. In the days when I was acquainted with it, the suite was at the top of a tower in the Harbour Castle Hilton, now named the Westin Harbour Castle.

Posted: Feb 27th, 2014 @ 06:06 AM

Dane Swan

Multimedium publishing and the future of the literary press (Part 4 - Final)

Part 4: The corporate structure of the multimedium publisher Even I find it fascinating that as most media driven industry begins the slow destruction of their vertical structure that the future of books is probably dependent

Posted: Apr 9th, 2012 @ 08:20 PM

Sarah Tsiang

Susan, a lesson in awesomeness (part 1)

Whenever someone asks me who they should read, I ask them if they’ve read a Susan lately. There are so many wonderful poets named Susan in Canada that it borders on the ridiculous. Which, of course, delights me.

Posted: Apr 11th, 2013 @ 10:10 AM

Aya Tsintziras

Jennifer Close on Writing, Reading and Teaching

Yesterday, as it seemed to alternatively rain and stop raining, I sat at a tiny table in the lobby of a Toronto Harbourfront-area hotel.

Posted: Aug 31st, 2012 @ 09:21 PM

David Tucker

Chance Encounters and Butterfly Wings

Early in my career, I wrote and produced a television documentary that got some mail.

Posted: Mar 30th, 2010 @ 06:18 PM

Paul Vermeersch

A Parting Thought from Our March Writer-In-Residence: Toronto Is a Vibrant Literary City. Become a Part of It!

Dear Toronto Book Lovers, It's been a pleasure blogging for you all here at Open Book Toronto. Thanks to OBT, I've had the chance to be political, nostalgic, optimistic and perhaps even (time will tell) prophetic.

Posted: Dec 30th, 2012 @ 10:22 PM

Thom Vernon

Year End Wrap Up 2012:

Okay, take it easy on me this time. I actually got bullied by email (I won't name names —Charles—but you know who you are) after that last post about games.

Posted: Feb 27th, 2013 @ 05:17 PM

Natalie Zina Walschots

A Public Life

This morning, I had the pleasure of speaking to an English class at Ryerson, led my instructor Sarah Henstra.

Posted: Jun 29th, 2011 @ 01:13 PM

Jessica Westhead

Deer in the Bloglights No More!

Blogging is hard! Before Open Book Toronto so kindly asked me aboard, I had very limited blogging experience, having written exactly two posts for other people’s online homes (one on notebook love, for Rebecca Rosenblum, and th

Posted: Jan 5th, 2012 @ 07:19 PM

Robert Paul Weston

The Mysteries of Radio

Back in fall, my book Dust City was nominated for the 2012 Red Maple Award, part of Ontario's Forest of Reading Program.

Posted: Jun 26th, 2008 @ 07:19 PM

Nathan Whitlock

Open and Close

And so ends my reign as Open Book's Writer in Residence. Many thanks to Amy Logan Holmes and Clelia Scala and the whole OB:T empire for allowing me to hang around here for the month.

Posted: Oct 30th, 2007 @ 11:23 PM

Zoe Whittall

Zoe T. Leroy interviews Maureen Medved, author of The Tracey Fragments

In 1999, my fabulous then-roomie, Mariko, recommended I read a slim blue book about an impetuous teen named Tracey.

Posted: Dec 28th, 2011 @ 05:17 PM

Liz Worth

Touring, Part Two: What to do, what to bring

When I posted the first part of this topic, I didn’t expect there to be such a gap in time between part one and part two. But what’s my excuse? I was busy with readings and book fairs in and out of town.
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