June 27, 2018
Why Do We Keep Picture Book Authors and Illustrators Apart? - or How to Play Well With Others
I completely underestimated how emotional the whole process of creating a picture book would be. When my first picture book was being published, I became a horrible self-involved troll-person. I couldn’t ...
June 21, 2018
On the business of writing
In 2002, when I formed my writing group (still going strong!) with June Hutton and Mary Novik, we made a promise that we would always, always share our experiences with the business of writing—the shadowy ...
June 09, 2018 - 1:00pm - Victoria Village Library, 184 Sloane Avenue, Toronto
What’s Your Story, North York and Scarborough?
What’s Your Story, North York and Scarborough?Join in a celebration of reading and writing in North York and Scarborough hosted by award-winning author Catherine Hernandez.1:00 – 1:15 pm – A special ...
June 01, 2018
Recently I sat at the booksellers’ table during a poetry reading. This is best-case scenario seating. You might feel a little nervous that you’ll spill your drink on hundreds of dollars of merch, ...
May 29, 2018
What I Wish Every Aspiring Children’s Author Knew About Publishing
It seems like book publishing is a mysterious, captivating industry to many people. It barely gets represented in pop culture and when it does get featured (Elf and Fatal Attraction come to mind), ...
May 25, 2018
“A poem discloses something,” an Interview with AF Moritz
If there is such a thing as an eternal place, poetry of AF Moritz inhabits it. In his work, history, myth and nature provide scaffolding that holds epic-minded verse, at once in awe of beauty and trembling ...
May 21, 2018
On racialized motherhood, writing, and sleep deprivation
The day before my son’s due date, I sent what I thought was the final draft of The Better Mother to my editor. The baby’s bedroom was finished: yellow walls, penguin stencil, gingham curtains. My ...
May 16, 2018 - 6:30pm - The Assembly Hall, North Room, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Etobicoke
What’s Your Story, Etobicoke?A Celebration of Reading and Writing in Etobicoke
What’s Your Story, Etobicoke?Please join Arts Etobicoke, Ontario Book Publishers Organization and the Toronto Arts Council, in a celebration of reading and writing in Etobicoke hosted by internationally ...
May 14, 2018
ALL BOOKED UP: Go For a Ride with the Reading Line
We're excited to welcome you to the first part of a new series at Open Book, with a focus on reading series' of all kinds, all of which form an artistic patchwork that connects many, many members of the ...
May 04, 2018 - 12:15pm - MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street Barrie, ON L4M 3M2
Art for Lunch with Author Kevin Hardcastle
Join us for a reading and discussion of Kevin Hardcastle’s recent book In the Cage (Biblioasis, 2017). Hardcastle—raised in nearby Midland—is a master of the "rural noir," incorporating aspects ...