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Dear Readers,

November updates from Open Book: Toronto:

DALTON HIGGINS
Open Book's November writer in residence, Dalton Higgins (Hip Hop World, Groundwood Books), has been blogging about "The Death of Printed Textbooks," "Hip Hop Literati," "Street Sermons," "The Lawrence Hill of Hip Hop," "Synchronicity and Emmanuel Jal" and much more. Send your questions and comments for Dalton to writer@openbooktoronto.com or post them in the "comments" section below his blog.

ON WRITING & READING
Read Open Book's latest interviews with Canadian authors and editors to find out about their books, what they're reading and what advice they have for unpublished authors, and to discover what three books they would choose as a "welcome to Canada" gift. The latest interviews in our Ten Questions and On Writing series are with Ryan Turner (What We're Made Of, Oberon Press), David Derry (Sentimental Exorcisms, Coach House Books), Erika Rummel (Playing Naomi, Guernica Editions), Jane Barclay and Renné Benoit (Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion, Tundra Books), Christina Palassio and Alana Wilcox (The Edible City: Toronto's Food from Farm to Fork, Coach House Books), Michael Mazo (Brothers, Tundra Books) and Mike Knowles (Grinder, ECW Press).

LISTEN
Christina Palassio, co-editor of The Edible City: Toronto's Food from Farm to Fork (Coach House Books), spoke with contributor Wayne Reeves about beer in Toronto. Listen to the interview here.

EVENTS
Toronto and area event highlights for the next two weeks:

  • TSAR's book launch for Arrival of the Snake-Woman by Olive Senior, Of Hockey and Hijab by Sheema Khan, Nuff Said by Michelle Muir, Enough to be Mortal Now by Rienzi Crusz, Wilting Laughter by Chelva Kanaganayakam, ed., Winter, the Unwelcome Visitor by Shaista Justin and Her Mother's Ashes 3 by Nurjehan Aziz, ed. At the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto. Monday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Reading by A.F. Moritz (The Sentinel, House of Anansi Press) at the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto. Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Anasi Girls Event, featuring readings by Shani Mootoo, Emily Schultz, Karen Solie and Zoe Whittall. at The Ossington, 61 Ossington Avenue, Toronto. Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00p.m.
  • Launch of Wrong Bar (Tightrope Books) by Nathaniel G. Moore at Wrong Bar, 1279 Queen Street West, Toronto. Wednesday, November 25 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Reading by Shane Peacock (The Vanishing Girl, Tundra Books) at McNally Robinson at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Road, Toronto. Thursday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Join Charles Pachter (Canada Counts, Cormorant Books) at McNally Robinson at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Road, Toronto. Saturday, November 28 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Reading by Sharon Jennings (Home Free, Second Story Press) at McNally Robinson at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Road, Toronto. Sunday, November 29 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Reading by Derek McCormack (Christmas Days, House Of Anansi) at McNally Robinson at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Road, Toronto. Monday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Readings by Erika Rummel (Playing Naomi, Guernica Editions)., Timothy Quinn (Octopus Intelligence, Guernica Books), Doc Pickles and Kate Carraway as part of the Strong Words Reading Series. At the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto. Tuesday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Guernica Editions launch of Slender Human Weight by Sue Chenette, Orioles in the Oranges by Melanie Janisse and Exploding into Night by Sandy Pool. At Bar Italia, 582 College Street, Toronto. Sunday, December 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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All the best,
Open Book