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Welcome to Open Book: Ontario, your connection to Ontario's literary scene! Fresh & Local: our fresh daily content includes news, profiles, interviews, features and event listings from across the province. We also invite you to explore Ontario's Literary Landmarks and our seasonal online Magazine. Ontario is a vibrant publishing and culture hub, and Open Book is committed to showcasing the people, places, writing and happenings of our literary scene. Enjoy!

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Writers' Trust Gala Guest Authors on Celebrating Margaret Atwood's 75th Birthday!

Tomorrow night, November 25, dozens of authors and book lovers will gather at Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel to fete our country's most famous scribe and Scorpio — Margaret Atwood turned 75 on November 18, and the Writers' Trust of Canada has taken up her milestone birthday as the theme of this year's glamorous fundraising gala.

Five Explorer Questions With Rose Ricciardelli

Rose Ricciardelli knows a lot about the inner workings and failings of Canadian prisons. Coordinator of Criminology in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University, her writing is found in many academic journals and now in her first book Surviving Incarceration: Inside Canadian Prisons (Wilfrid Laurier Press).

CWILA launches membership drive to promote gender equality in Canadian writing!

Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) wants to connect with supporters of women's writing across the country.

The organisation is launching a membership drive to expand their reach, which has grown exponentially in the three years they've been researching and publishing information about the gender gap in Canadian book reviewing. Joining CWILA means supporting equitable critical culture in Canadian literature.

A profile of Pearl Pirie’s phafours (with a few questions)

By rob mclennan

Writers' Trust Honours Canadian Writers with over $130,000 of Prizes, Including Brand New Poetry Prize

Last night the Writers’ Trust of Canada presented their annual slate of literary awards, giving out $139,000.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the inaugural Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize. The $25,000 award will be presented annually to a poet to recognise an exceptional body of work. Last night, the first ever Latner Writers' Trust Poetry Prize was awarded to Ken Babstock.

IFOA Ontario Interview Series, with Michael Winter

The 35th Annual IFOA Festival is now underway! In 2006, IFOA introduced its travelling programme, IFOA Ontario, which brings IFOA literary events to numerous cities throughout Ontario, presented by a consortium of organizations across the province known collectively as Lit on Tour.

Five Explorer Questions with Jon Radojkovic

Open Book Explorer is happy to interview Jon Radojkovic about his popular book Barns of the Queen’s Bush (Brucedale Press).

IFOA Ontario Interview Series, with Catherine Graham

The 35th Annual IFOA Festival is now underway! In 2006, IFOA introduced its travelling programme, IFOA Ontario, which brings IFOA literary events to numerous cities throughout Ontario, presented by a consortium of organizations across the province known collectively as Lit on Tour.

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