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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.

rob mclennan profiles the semi-annual Influency Salon courses and asks the founder, Toronto writer, editor and critic Margaret Christakos, a few questions. Read the article here.

As part of their celebration of Graphic Literature, Open Book: Toronto speaks with Michael DeForge, the creator of Very Casual (Koyama Press). He discusses the difference between busy and messy, putting together Very Casual and why comic books are growing in popularity. Read the interview here.

David Dowker and Christine Stewart, authors of Virtualis: Topologies of the Unreal (BookThug), take on the WAR Series. They reveal what is next on their reading lists, their early journeys into reading novels for adults and the classic novels that they feel they should have read but haven’t. Read the interview here.

Writer Phil Miletic writes about his experience at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. He describes the Toronto Reference Library with its over 400 exhibitors, maps out his route while he was at the festival and provides a list of recommended books from small comic publishers. Read the full article here.

Stephen Collis, author of The Red Album (BookThug), speaks with Open Book in an On Writing interview. He discusses how his debut novel deals with the relationship between past and present revolutionary struggles, how his reading and writing are deeply intertwined and his perfect writing day. Read the interview here.

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