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Weekly Round Up: Open Book Toronto

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This week's roundup is the last of September. September has come and gone, but not without a few handful of news left in it:

The Electric Typewriter blog released their 150 Essential Science and Tech Reads. For the tech and/or science savvy, or just those who are interested, the site has broken down the list into many categories for easy navigation! For more information, visit here.

George Bowering has just released his memoir, Pinboy (Cormorant Books), and now he takes on Open Book: Toronto's Dirty Dozen, their unorthodox interview series that asks writers to share twelve unexpected facts about themselves (with a few bonuses facts in George's case). Read the facts here.

Matthew Tierney has released into the world "a seven-year-old’s hopscotch brain filled with contemporary postmodern conundrums;" that is, his new book of poetry, Probably Inevitable (Coach House). Open Book: Toronto interviews him about his influences, inspirations and other careers he has considered. Read the interview here.

The 12th Annual ReLit Awards, which recognizes and honours Canada's independent presses and their authors, has announced their shortlist! For more information, visit here.

The CBC Poetry Price Winner was announced! The winner was Sadiqa de Meijer for her submission, "Great Aunt Unmarried." For more information on Sadiga and her competition, visit here.

Mansa Trotman has released her debut book of poetry, The Space That Connects Us (TSAR Publications), and so takes on the Proust Questionnaire. To see her answers, visit here.

The Writers' Trust Fund list was announced this week. For more information, visit here.

Missed Toronto's Word on the Street? Well you can pretend you were there with these photos! Check out photos from the weekend here.

Author of A Cruel Arithmetic: Inside the Case Against Polygamy, Craig Jones, discusses with Open Book Toronto his experiences and what he learened from A Cruel Arithmetic. Read it here!

In this week's Special Feature, Beth Follett of Pedlar Press interviews poet Maureen Scott Harris. Check out the interview here.

Culture Days at Toronto Public Library has a bunch of activities and opportunities for your child to get creative. For more information, visit here.

Playwrights Canada Press has got a e-book sale from September 28th to October 4th. For more information, visit here.

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