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Dear Readers,

Your December news from Open Book: Toronto.

SACHIKO MURAKAMI IS OBT'S DECEMBER 2012 WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE
We are thrilled that Sachiko Murakami is Open Book: Toronto's December 2012 Writer in Residence. Sachiko is the author of the poetry collections The Invisibility Exhibit and Rebuild. She is the poetry editor for Insomniac Press.

Visit Sachiko's WIR page to read her interview with Open Book and to check out her reading and website recommendations. Be sure to visit her blog regularly to read about imagined literary holiday parties, why booksellers are holiday heroes and more.

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

December Book Giveaway: Open Book and Talon Books are giving away a copy of Sachiko Murakami's most recent book, Rebuild. Click here to enter.

OPEN BOOK RECOMMENDS: THE HOLIDAY READING GUIDE 2012
Do you still have many gifts to cross off your list or are you on the lookout for a good holiday read? Look no further than Open Book's third annual Holiday Reading Guide. One lucky reader will get to take home a prize pack of the books featured in our reading guide. Hurry to enter! The contest closes at midnight.

BECKY TOYNE LOOKS BACK AT 2012
Has the novel been dethroned? In her latest column, "When Keneally Was King," Open Book columnist Becky Toyne writes about fiction, non-fiction and stand-out reads of 2012.



HOLIDAY SHOPPING ADVICE FROM CHRISTINA RIZZUTO
"You may not think so, but buying a book is an intimate and thoughtful act. It is as personal as a piece of lingerie, as gracious as a box of chocolates." Christina Rizzuto shares holiday shopping advice with Open Book readers.



INTERVIEWS
For each book that sits on our shelves or rests in our hands, a writer has spent countless hours researching, organizing, writing and rewriting. In our most recent At The Desk feature, Chantal Neveu tell us about her creative process and the workspace that inspires her.

In Open Book's On Writing interviews, writers tell us about their reading and writing habits and their upcoming projects. Our latest On Writing interviews are with Domenico Capilongo, bill bissett and Michael Boughn.

Authors Susin Nielsen and Leesa Culp share 12 surprising facts about themselves in Open Book's latest Dirty Dozen interviews.

In her Poets in Profile interview, Beatriz Hausner speaks to us about her influential early experiences, the poet who taught her how to write Eros and the surprising poetic inspiration of clothing.



GUEST BLOG: DYSLEXIC DANCER BY KATHLEEN REA
"As a professional ballet dancer, I can form my body into a prefect pirouette. But when I write, my words arrive on the screen so garbled that spell-check can’t even recognize them," writes Kathleen Rea, author of The Healing Dance in her guest blog post, "The Dyslexic Dancer."

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
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