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Weekly Round Up: Open Book Toronto

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Another week, another round up. Here's what happened this week in Open Book: Toronto.

Lisa Harrington is the author of Live To Tell (Dancing Cat Books), her second novel for young adults. In her edition of On Writing, Lisa speaks to Open Book about her character Libby, the inspiration for her story and the pleasures and challenges of writing for young adults. Read the interview here.

This week the winner of the 2012 Toronto Book Award was announced at a special ceremony at the Toronto Reference Library's Bram and Bluma Appel Salon. Andrew J. Borkowski takes the prize for his collection of short stories, Copernicus Avenue. Read more about it here.

The International Festival of Authors (IFOA) announced this week that Alice Munro will not appear at this year’s Festival. Read more about this here.

Brent Pilkey, a Toronto police officer, has written the newest edition to his page-turning Rage series, Secret Rage (ECW Press), which follows on the heels of Lethal Rage and Savage Rage (both ECW). In his edition of the Dirty Dozen, Brent talks about his surprising indulgence, the perfect actor to play the Rage series hero Jack Warren and the ultimate catch phrase for a canine unit officer. Read it here.

Matthew Henderson's literary debut is The Lease (Coach House Books), a collection of poetry inspired by his time in the Canadian oilfields. In his edition of the Proust Questionnaire, Matthew tells Open Book about high class weddings, dependable owls and his greatest accomplishment. Read it here

Lumpito and the Painter from Spain (Pajama Press) by Monica Kulling is inspired by the true story of Picasso and his dachshund (named Lump), who arrived at his home with a visiting photographer and refused to leave. In her edition of Dirty Dozen, Monica shares with Open Book about stray cats, revenge stories and runaway horses. Read it here.

The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is seeking nominations for the prestigious Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. As avid readers and book-lovers, Open Book followers are excellent candidates to submit a nomination! Complete details and about the nomination process and nomination forms are available on the Ontario Arts Council website. The deadline for nominations is December 3, 2022. Read more about it here.

Animal Husbandry Today (ECW Press) is the debut collection from author Jamie Sharpe. Jamie tackles our Poets in Profile interview, talking to Open Book about his path to poetry, favourite poems and poetic amnesia. Read it here.

Interested in being a Writer in Residence at University of Calgary? The University of Calgary's Calgary Distinguished Writers Program is calling for applications for its Writer-in-Residence 2014-5 10-month, full-time position. Applications are due no later than January 31, 2013, and the position runs from August 15, 2023 to June 15, 2015. Read more about it here.

Are you an indie creator? Don't miss the Canzine 2012 Symposium tomorrow. It's an all-day event with creative discussion, networking and learning. Share your own work and find inspiration in the work of others. You'll also get to enjoy a yummy vegetarian lunch! For more information, visit here.

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