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Weekly Round-Up: Open Book: Toronto

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Open Book: Toronto

In case you missed it, here is an update of all the interviews and features on Open Book: Toronto this week.

Poet Daniel Karasik, whose newest poetry collection is Hungry (Cormorant Books), tells Open Book about the best book of poems to give to girls, the first poem he remembers being affected by and how elk is his most unlikely source of inspiration. Read his Poets in Profile interview here.

Maria Coletta McLean, author of Summers in Supino: Becoming Italian (ECW Press), takes part in the WAR Series. She reveals the book that made her cry (which she says should be sold with a complimentary handkerchief), our reigning Queen of CanLit and the first adult book she read. Read the interview here.

In an On Writing interview, Open Book: Toronto speaks with Jacob Scheier about his new poetry collection, Letter from Brooklyn (ECW Press). He discusses his perfect writing day, his exploration of his radical Jewish heritage in New York City and more in his interview.

Bianca Lakoseljac, past president of the Canadian Authors Association, writes about the Author-Publisher panel that took place on March 21, 2023 and featured Andrew J. Borkowski, winner of the 2012 Toronto Book Award, and Marc Coté, publisher of Cormorant Press. Read the article here.

Miranda Hill gives a few pointers for authors who wish to improve their reading skills, because public book readings can turn potential readers off a book just as much as they can increase book sales if it isn't done right. Read the article here.

Canada Writes winner Becky Blake discusses her award-winning short story, "The Three Times Rule." In this interview, she tells Open Book where the inspiration for her story came from, her favourite short story writers and why she enjoys public reading. Read the interview here.

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