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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.

Open Book: Toronto kicked off a new interview series, the WAR series (Writers As Readers), with Fiona Raye Clarke, editor of Basodee: An Anthology Dedicated to Black Youth. In this series, writers are given an opportunity to talk about the books that have shaped them. Read about the first books Fiona ever read, the ones that made her cry and the book she has re-read almost every year here.

View pictures from the Book Lover?s Ball 2013, an event that raises money for the Toronto Public Library Foundation, here.

Open Book: Toronto?s new intern, Maeve O?Regan, writes about the Toronto International Film Festival?s Books on Film. Find out about Books On Film here.

In one of her blog posts for this week, Natalie Zina Walschots, Open Book's writer-in-residence, tells writers to take care of themselves, no matter what their project or schedule is. Read about the importance of self-care here. Also check out her other recent blog posts, On Plagiarism and A Clumsy Thing About Love.

Rhea Tregebov speaks with Open Book: Toronto as part of the Poets in Profile series. In this interview, she talks about the teacher who encouraged her to write, her tricks for a poem that has stalled and the poetic inspirations of public transit, as well as much more.

Open Book: Toronto provides a recap of the first two Canada Reads debates. Check out the recap, find out which two books were eliminated first and more here.

Jill MacLean, author of Nix Minus One, shares twelve unexpected facts in the Dirty Dozen interview series. Read about her bucket list, her fears and most exciting moments here.

Also read about The March Hare, a literary festival that was born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and is set to launch in Toronto this year, here.

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