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October Updates from Open Book

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Dear Readers,

Happy fall book season! Your October updates from Open Book: Toronto:

BECKY TOYNE'S GUIDE TO THE IFOA
The International Festival of Authors (IFOA) kicks off today, which means eleven days of A-list author events. As a book lover, you're probably asking yourself some key questions: What should I see at the IFOA? How should I get there? Can I attend the festival on a budget? What should I NOT say to my favourite writers? You can find all the answers in Becky Toyne's handy guide, "How to Attend the IFOA."

QUILLCAST VIDEO EPISODE ONE: BOOK DESIGNER INGRID PAULSON
You've listened to the Quillcast podcasts, and now you can enjoy the videos. Our partners at Quill & Quire have kicked off the video portion of the series that brings readers behind-the-scenes conversations with authors and publishing insiders.

In the first video of the series, freelance book designer Ingrid Paulson chats about the creative process behind one of her favourite covers, Emily Schultz’s 2009 novel Heaven is Small (House of Anansi Press).

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS
Our latest interviews are with a talented bunch of authors: Spencer Gordon, Monica Kulling, Irene Marques, Jonarno Lawson, Lisa Harrington and Matthew Henderson.

WRITER IN RESIDENCE ERIN SHIELDS
Visit Erin Shields's writer-in-residence page to read about Niagara Falls on 28th March, 1848, her favourite images from her favourite novels, "the imaginative space between performer and audience" and more.

Erin is here to answer your writerly questions! You can send them to writer@openbooktoronto.com or post them directly to her blog.

October Book Giveaway: Open Book and Playwrights Canada Press are giving away a copy of Erin's play, If We Were Birds. Click here for details.

WRITE ACROSS ONTARIO CONTEST FOR GRADE 7 & 8 STUDENTS
Open Book has partnered with Planet IndigenUs, Authors at Harbourfront Centre and Lit On Tour for Write Across Ontario, a province-wide creative-writing competition for Grade 7 and 8 students. Students are asked to write a story of 250-500 words that begins with a tantalizing story starter by Aboriginal and Canadian author Brian Wright-Mcleod. Two winners will be selected from each grade. These fine young writers will be awarded $500 each and publication in the Open Book Magazine. For full details, click here.

EVENTS
Visit our comprehensive Events Page for a full listing of Toronto's many literary events. Need help finding the event locations? Sign up for Open Book's free mobile app and let it guide you.

TALK TO US
We'd love to hear from you! Please send your questions, suggestions and comments to clelia@openbooktoronto.com

All the Best,
Open Book

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