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Five Explorer Questions With Terry Murray

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Terry Murray has a grotesque fascination with Toronto, and here at Open Book Explorer we think that makes for good sightseeing.

IFOA Podcast: Michael Crummey on Storytelling

The powerhouse contingent of east coast writers in Canada shows no signs of slowing down. One of our most successful eastern scribes, Michael Crummey, recently landed on Governor General's Literary Award shortlist, for his new novel, Sweetland.

At the 2013 iteration of IFOA, Crummey was joined by Wayne Johnston and Peter Robinson for a discussion about the importance of setting in their stories. Now you can check out this fascinating discussion at the IFOA website. In the recording, Crummey observes that “Storytelling in Newfoundland was how people entertained themselves and … how they kept history alive.”

A profile of The Rotary Dial (with a few questions)

by rob mclennan

The Rotary Dial, co-founded and co-edited by poets Alexandra Oliver and Pino Coluccio is a monthly poetry journal published to Kindle format. According to their website, the journal is:

  ideally a mix of Canadian and international poets, both new and established, all writing   in form.

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