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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.

David Seymour, author of For Display Purposes Only (Coach House Press), speaks with Open Book in his Poets in Profile interview about the amoral joy of reading, the poem he’s been affected by and more. Read the interview here.

Spoken word artist Kevan “Scruffmouth” Cameron, one of the editors of The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry (Frontenac House), speaks with Open Book in a WAR Series interview. He tells Open Book about his to-read list, the book by George Elliott Clarke that he feels he should have read but hasn’t and the book that was an early favourite of his. Read the interview here.

Pearl Goodman, author of a memoir called Peril: From Jackboots to Jack Benny (Bridgeross), answers Open Book’s Proust Questionnaire. She tells OBT about her dream home, her favourite historical figure and more in her interview.

George Fetherling, author of his memoir The Writing Life: Journals 1975-2005 (McGill-Queen’s University Press), speaks with Open Book about the mechanics of editing 30 years of writing experiences, Canada’s changing literary culture and why this is the right time for his book. Read the interview here.

Publishing Consultant Becky Toyne highlights some exciting things happening at the Luminato Festival this year, from a literary picnic to a gala reading where fans can hear readings by Miriam Toews, Sheila Heti, Miranda Hill and Claire Messud. Read the full article here.

In her latest article, award-winning children's book author Susan Hughes highlights what various people in the book business have to say about the importance of book trailers for children's books. Check out the article here.

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