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Weekly Roundup: Open Book: Toronto

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An update of the interviews and features on Open Book: Toronto this week.

The Proust Questionnaire, with Laura Marello

"Buzzy, a beloved parakeet who often said, Orange juice, please; I would like some orange juice, please." Read more

Poets in Profile: Tim Lilburn

"Just wait. Poke at the embers from time to time. It will eventually flare." Read more

The Proust Questionnaire, with Christopher Meades

"The tendency to put my foot in my mouth (and not realize it until the next day)." Read more

On Writing, Special Edition with Daniel Karasik

"I consider a short story great if it haunts me for a long time after I’ve read it. Such stories all seem to be laws unto themselves, but generally I hope for a balance of drama and poetic vision in any fiction, short or long." Read more

Poets in Profile: Roo Borson

"The best thing: the excitement that comes with looking at the world, and having a response well up, even fumblingly, in words. That’s the “inspiration” part; the second part is the sense of relief that comes with often extensive revision … that finally the words seem to be falling into the right places." Read more

In Open Book's magazine, Grace O'Connell dives into the topic of writers and their day jobs.

Open Book welcomed its new writer-in-residence, Sarah Tsiang, to her digital home this week. She contributed two pieces this week, teaching us how to call writing work and how to call it play.

To keep up with Sarah Tsiang, visit her writer-in-residence home.

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