25th Trillium Award

 

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.

IFOA Ontario Interview Series, with Michael Crummey

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 Things Literary (& Haunted!): Hallowe'en Edition, with Mark Leslie

It's Hallowe'en and Open Boo(k) wants to scare you silly with the spookiest literary spots in Ontario, courtesy of Mark Leslie, the author of Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries (Dundurn Press). Mark's paranormal volumes will delight readers who love a little scare with their story. In addition to Tomes of Terror, he's also the author of Spooky Sudbury and Haunted Hamilton, so he's the ideal guide to take us a bookish tour of haunted Ontario today as part of our mapping of literary Ontario in our Five Things Literary series.

Read on to hear from Mark about the book buyer who got a free ghost with purchase, haunted cigar smoke and much more.

Open Book Recommends: Chilly Fall Reading Guide

The air is crisp, the days are cool and there are pumpkins everywhere! It's Halloween, the perfect day to share our Chilly Fall Reading Guide with you. We've put together a list of books that are creepy, freaky and full of spine-tingling thrills. There's something to entertain all readers on Halloween night, or any chilly fall night when something spooky is in order.

Profile on Arc Poetry Magazine

by rob mclennan

IFOA Ontario Interview Series, with Ann-Marie MacDonald

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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