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The Word On The Street, Northwords, Write Across Ontario and More

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Dear Readers,

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

THE WORD ON THE STREET: INTERVIEWS & CONTESTS
On Sunday, September 23, magazine and book publishers, writers and readers will descend on Queens Park Circle to enjoy a day of readings, workshops and sales at The Word On The Street. To celebrate this event, Open Book has once again partnered with the festival to bring you exclusive interviews with the talented authors featured in the Vibrant Voices of Ontario tent and to offer exciting contests with fabulous prizes!

Interviews: The stellar authors featured in the Word On The Street interview series are Liz Bugg, Christine Pountney, William Whitehead, Susan Swan, Sandra Martin, Peter Robinson and Kathryn Mockler.

Contests: The Word On The Street and Open Book are giving away lots of fabulous prizes! Enter the contests for your chance to win:


NORTHWORDS AT THE PLANET IN FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
Open Book is thrilled to be a co-presenter of the fascinating and visually stunning documentary Northwords at the 13th Annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival. The screening of Northwords is on Thursday, October 11 at 7:15p.m. at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1. Directed by Geoff Morrisson and narrated by Shelagh Rogers, the film follows Rogers and a group of acclaimed authors to Labrador's spectacular Torngat Mountains National Park.

Visit the Open Book website to read more about Northwords, to watch the trailer for the film and to enter the contest for a pair of tickets to the October 11 screening.

CALLING STUDENT WRITERS: WRITE ACROSS ONTARIO CONTEST PART DEUX, NOW OPEN
After the incredible success of the first Write Across Ontario student writing contest, Open Book is proud to partner with Planet IndigenUs, Authors at Harbourfront Centre and Lit On Tour for Round Two of this province-wide competition. This time, Grade 7 and 8 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 Open Book Magazine. For details and the story starter, click here.

OPEN BOOK'S BACK-TO-SCHOOL READING GUIDE
We love September and that back-to-school feeling of fresh starts and wonderful possibilities. This month has inspired us to dust off our binders, sharpen our pencils and start making lists. Our first list: reading recommendations that will feed the back-to-school mood of readers of all ages. We're giving away a Back-to-School Prize Pack of the recommended books. Go to Open Book Recommends: The Back-To-School Edition to discover marvellous books and to enter the contest.

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

Feel like heading out of town to catch some great readings? Kingston WritersFest kicks off next week. Visit Open Book: Ontario's Events Page for details and for event listings from across the province.

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

All the Best,
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