Weekly Round-Up: Open Book Ontario

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An update of the interviews and features on Open Book: Ontario this week.

OBO excerpts the recently published Writer's Companion by Carlos J Cortés and Renée Miller. Read the excerpt, entitled "The Nuts & Bolts (Part Fourteen)", here.

In a new round of Trillium Testimonials, poet and filmmaker David Seymour tells OBO why he's chosen Kevin Connolly’s Drift (House of Anansi) as his favourite Trillium winner.

In this week’s On Writing interviews, author Tom Douglas tells OBO about the Globus Great Canadian War Memorial Tour and poet Patrick Woodcock talks about the impulse to keep moving. Open Book Toronto’s Writer-in-Residence Sarah Tsiang tells OBO about her goal to read every children’s book in the Kingston Library in her On Writing interview.

OBO welcomes Helen Guri as their first annual National Poetry Month Writer in Residence! They’re also giving away a copy of Helen’s book Match (details here).

Poet Erin Knight, and OBO’s Contributing Editor, provides an introduction to National Poetry Month and the League of Canadian Poets here.

rob mclennan shares poems about his new residence in “A halt, which is empty: 402 McLeod Street, Stewarton”. Check out Part 1 and Part 2.

Kingston-based poet Carolyn Smart talks about celebrating the publication of her first book in this poetry edition of Open Book’s newest interview series, The Gutter Series: Between Projects.

In this month’s Fiction Craft, Shaun Smith asks nine novelists the following question: What is your best advice on how to write the ending of a novel?

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