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About Open Book: Ontario

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Fresh & Local. Open Book: Ontario celebrates Ontario's vibrant literary scene. Open Book is committed to showcasing the outstanding range and quality of contemporary Canadian writing in Ontario, and through our features and profiles, we invite you to get to know the places and people connected to reading and writing in this province. We encourage you to explore your literary scene — keep an eye out for happenings near you on our Events page. Also, we invite you to help us turn the spotlight on Ontario's vibrant literary landscape with our ever-growing Map of Ontario's Literary Landmarks. Have a Literary Landmark suggestion for the Map, or an idea for our news items, features, interviews and profiles? Please let us know! Contact information is below. serves as a hub for all things literary in the province year round. We’ll keep you updated on book news, entertain you with videos and photos, and keep you informed about upcoming literary events and festivals throughout the province.

Sign up for our newsletter for regular updates about Ontario's literary scene. You can also join us on Twitter and Facebook. You can also check out our sister site:


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Grace O'Connell, Senior Editor

Kate Burgess, Editorial Assistant

Event listings
When sending event listings, please include the name, date and time for your event with a brief description.
Please also include the venue/location for the event with a full address including postal code.
Please send listings a minimum of one week prior to your event.


Literary Landmarks

Educational Outreach
Teachers, Professors, Workshop & Writing Group Leaders, please contact us with any questions and requests at

General inquiries



Open Book thanks all interested freelance writers, but at this time we are not accepting external pitches or stories. Please check this space in the future for calls for submissions and submission information.


Open Book is presented by The Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario.

Open Book is generously funded by the OMDC.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) for this project./Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du Fonds du livre du Canada (FLC) pour ce projet.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $20.1 million in writing and publishing throughout Canada. Nous remercions de son soutien le Conseil des Arts du Canada, qui a investi 20,1 millions de dollars l'an dernier dans les lettres et l'édition à travers le Canada.

We are grateful for the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

TAXI Canada Inc. created Open Book’s advertising campaign, generously working pro bono.

We are delighted to partner with The Spoke Club and Thompson Toronto to present the quarterly Toronto Literary Salon.

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