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Posted: Aug 12th, 2008 @ 02:14 PM

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None listed on Open Book: Toronto

John Scully

The Lies You Are Told

Want to know if the media is in a healthy, rigorous state? Can you trust the news you are consuming? The surest way to find out if journalism's pulse is beating strongly is by going to, of all places, the health pages or websites.
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Posted: Sep 20th, 2016 @ 06:18 PM

Upcoming Appearances

None listed on Open Book: Toronto

Danila Botha

The Joys Of Being on Book Tour

Hi Open Book Readers, I really love touring. I love doing readings, and I try to do as many as I can.
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Posted: Aug 31st, 2016 @ 04:16 PM

Upcoming Appearances

None listed on Open Book: Toronto

Stuart Ross

and i mean it from the bottom of my heart, of my heart, of my heart

Most writers don’t make much money, and those in the small press realm can barely afford a wet shoebox to live in.

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Posted: Dec 28th, 2011 @ 04:16 PM

Liz Worth 2011

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.

Posted: Sep 30th, 2007 @ 12:12 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 @ 07:19 PM

Gregory Betts

Posted: Oct 8th, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

Nicolas Billon

Shifting Gears

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

Posted: Feb 27th, 2008 @ 06:18 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: Sep 20th, 2016 @ 06:18 PM

Danila Botha

The Joys Of Being on Book Tour

Hi Open Book Readers, I really love touring. I love doing readings, and I try to do as many as I can.

Posted: Jan 30th, 2012 @ 12:12 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 @ 10:10 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 icon, a legend, a very special figure in the world of Canadian writing, died.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 @ 10:22 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 @ 12:00 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 @ 05:17 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 @ 03:15 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 @ 10:10 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: Mar 15th, 2011 @ 12:12 PM

Adebe D.A.

On Writing, with Sonnet L'Abbé

Open Book talks to poet Sonnet L'Abbé about journal keeping, Virginia Woolf, future projects and her latest book, Killarnoe (McClelland & Stewart). Open Book: What initially prompted you to write?

Posted: May 31st, 2009 @ 01:13 PM

Ian Daffern

Whazamo! Profiles: Eric Kim

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

Posted: Jun 18th, 2009 @ 09:09 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)

Posted: Apr 30th, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

Barry Dempster


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: Mar 31st, 2016 @ 06:18 PM

Adebe DeRango-Adem

Gearing Up for National Poetry Month

It has been such a pleasure and honour to be the Writer in Residence for OBT this past month, and especially in light of the fact that next month is also one that I take pleasure and honour in: April, aka National Poetry Month!

Posted: Apr 30th, 2013 @ 10:22 PM

Adam Dickinson


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 @ 10:10 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 @ 11:11 AM

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 @ 04:16 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 @ 08:20 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 @ 04:16 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: May 31st, 2016 @ 06:06 AM

Andrew Forbes

Thank You, and Good Night

There isn't enough time. There's never enough time.

Posted: Jun 20th, 2015 @ 11:23 PM

C.B. Forrest

Fathers. Trying, trying, trying.

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” Of course F. Scott Fitzgerald was talking about all of us when he typed those beautiful final lines to his novel, The Great Gatsby.

Posted: Oct 30th, 2013 @ 02:14 PM